Meatballs and Rice in a Middle Eastern Way

This preparation popular in Lebanon and Syria was not always so. In the eighteenth century Damacenes, like all Syrians, preferred wheat and switched to rice and other grains only when wheat became too expensive or was in short supply. But rice was a relatively pricey import from Egypt and was considered a luxury and never […]

Don’t Let A Long List Of Ingredients Doom A Recipe

I have noticed that some people don’t like a recipe with a long list of ingredients. I’m utterly baffled by this. I can understand they might not like a multi-step recipe with lots of cross-references, but a long list of ingredients? Is it that hard to put one thing in after another? I’d like to […]

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