I love watching cooking shows. I am a self admitted foodie. Sometimes it is much easier to watch someone making a dish before you try it on your own. The same goes for Middle Eastern food. Check out these "How To" videos before making your next Middle Eastern dish.
Baklava takes a lot of time to make. It's sticky and gooey. You will get messy - thats a given. But it is worth it. Baklava is such a dessert of passion. The passion it takes to make it, enjoying the sweet taste with each bite, makes it a dessert that is one of a kind.
Tabouleh is a salad like no other. Made with fresh veggies, olive oil and spices, it can be eaten in pita bread, scooped onto pita bread, or traditionally with a fork. In the Middle East, fresh grape leaves are used as a scoop. Tabouleh can be made with a variety of veggies according to taste.
Falafel is very popular in the Middle East as a fast food. Vendors sell it on the street corners in Cairo. As a main dish, it is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini. As an appetizer, it is served on a salad, or with hummus and tahini. Falafel is a favorite among vegetarians.
Baba ghannouj is probably one of the most well known Middle Eastern foods. The dip has a refreshing unique flavor that is just as delicious and addictive as traditional Ranch dressing. Dip toasted pita wedges, fresh veggies, even your favorite chip into baba ghannouj and you won't be disappointed!