Eating My Way Through Jerusalem, Jericho, and Ramallah!

In part three of my Holy Land series, I share with you a no hold barred tour of my most memorable meals. Now I might look like a serious piglet eating all of this food, but keep in mind that this was recorded over a period of several days. 😀 I started off my eating…… Continue reading Eating My Way Through Jerusalem, Jericho, and Ramallah!

My New Cooking Classes in the San Francisco Bay Area!

I love Christmas, but not the landfill that surrounds it. I would much rather make homemade treats, or give gift certificates that support local business than buy “stuff” that ends up in the junk pile. If any of you have foodie friends, and want to give a gift of a culinary demonstration with a sampling…… Continue reading My New Cooking Classes in the San Francisco Bay Area!

My Latest Podcast Interview with Arabiyaat at KPFA Radio

As someone who has worked primarily in television and on camera, it was a refreshing change to let my hair down and talk about Feast in the Middle East on the radio! Linda Khoury is the host of  “Arabiyaat”, a podcast that is regularly featured on KPFA radio in the San Francisco Bay Area. Arabiyaat is…… Continue reading My Latest Podcast Interview with Arabiyaat at KPFA Radio

Listeria Hysteria –Not in My Hummus!

Now here’s a big reason to make your own hummus–possible listeria in store-bought varieties. Recently Sabra hummus recalled 30,000 cases of hummus for possible listeria. What is listeria? It’s a bacteria that can cause a serious or even fatal infection. Symptoms include fever, nausea, abdominal pain and headaches. Would you like some dysentery on those carrot…… Continue reading Listeria Hysteria –Not in My Hummus!

The Original Veggie Burger: Felafel!

Before there were burgers or chicken nuggets, there was falafel. These browned chickpea nuggets made the right way taste crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside. The word falafel is actually plural for the Arabic word for “filfil”, which means hot pepper. Traditional falafel is spicy hot, but I prefer the tamer version…… Continue reading The Original Veggie Burger: Felafel!

Highlights of the Winter Fancy Food Show 2013

Are you one of those Costco junkies that look forward to meandering around the isles just so you can try out the samples? Well, imagine that food sampling experience and multiply it by 1000—and you get the Winter Fancy Food Show! (WFFS) The WFFS is the largest marketplace devoted to specialty foods and beverages in…… Continue reading Highlights of the Winter Fancy Food Show 2013