Hello Friends–hope you are enjoying the signs of springtime! I am excited to announce that this blog was voted as the 4th most popular Middle Eastern food blog in the world! As you can imagine I was ecstatic to hear this news, having been at this for almost a decade now. Thank you so much for your feedback and support all along the way! To newcomers here, I welcome you and hope you enjoy the recipes, many of which have been passed down to me from many generations. While I have been posting on the food and wine of Spain of late, this blog mostly focuses on Middle Eastern recipes from the Levant, especially Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. For more regular postings and ideas, you can also follow me on Instagram HERE and Facebook HERE. I will go back to posting recipes very soon, especially to prepare you for my upcoming cookbook this spring! To see the rankings of the top 15 Middle Eastern blogs, you can click HERE.
In the meantime, as people start planning their summer, I thought it would be fun to share the culture of Spain, as I got to travel with food and wine enthusiasts to a part of Spain little known to most tourists. I wanted to show you a part of Spain that is so much more than just flamenco dancing and sangria. In this latest episode I take you to the heart of Spanish wine country called Rioja in the little town of Haro. While I got a little goofy by partaking in too much wine on an empty stomach, I got a cooking lesson from Sergio, a DJ by night, but an incredible cook by day. You can check it all out in the video below, and I would love your feedback. Do you like the travel series, or prefer all cooking videos instead? Leave your opinion in the comments below!