Molokhia, or jute leaf stew (Jordan)

Tweet Jordan is a small country in the Middle East, known for its hospitality in e.g. receiving refugees from nearby countries (Iraq and Syria). It is a fairly rich country with a very high life expectancy and is considered the safest arab/Middle Eastern country, and even one of the safest in the world. Muslims form […]

‘Ataif, or sweet pancake pockets stuffed with walnuts (Palestine)

Tweet Palestine. What can one say about Palestine without opening a can of worms? Probably nothing, seeing as a large part of the world’s countries don’t recognize the independence of this Middle Eastern state. Besides the current, contested area (which refers to two separate geographical areas, West Bank and the Gaza Strip, inside of Israel, […]

Muhammara, or roasted red pepper and walnut dip (Syria)

Tweet Syria is an Arabic country in the Mediterranean part of Middle East. Its capital city Damascus is considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Its largest city, however, is Aleppo, which also contains a old town that has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. Aleppo is also one […]