Tag Archives: cheese

Egyptian mish cheese (Jibnet mesh)

I was gifted a unique and homemade Egyptian mish cheese from Salah, an Egyptian farmer who recently returned from a visit to his family’s farm in Mansoura, Egypt; the cheese is called mish and is sharp, pungent and salty; Salah told me that President George Bush senior, upon his arrival to Egypt a few years […]
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Areesheh turnovers

At a job assignment recently I was in the midst of a group of culinary and  restaurant professionals; all were native Lebanese, but each was from a different region. I started asking each one what kind of food did they love eating growing up. What was so surprising was that not one of them had […]
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Areesheh cheese

This cheese, served with a drizzle of honey, used to be an old-fashioned dessert served at all rural restaurants. It is similar to ricotta from the standpoint of its texture;  made by a local artisan dairy farm, it is a real treat: At once light and with the ethereal taste of pure cream, it does […]
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Zaatar and cheese plate

I posted an image of my foray into zaatar hunting and both Arlette and Dana mentioned the zaatar and feta cheese combo. Feta (aka Bulgarian cheese here) is crumbled, doused in olive oil and sprinkled with fresh zaatar; a breakfast and after-school snack that helped assuage my hunger daily as a child growing up in […]
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Carrot and cheese bars

Another version of a carrot and cheese cake I made a couple of years ago;  eating a bar feels more virtuous! INGREDIENTS: 9″x9″ pan (or larger) 2 large eggs 6 ounces oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup raw sugar or regular 1 tablespoon of grape molasses (optional) or honey 1 tablespoon of orange rind (optional) […]
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