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Snapper in Savory Tomato Sauce

'Lawrence of Arabia' Middle Eastern Recipes and Photos

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,253]

This Middle Eastern menu features a savory array of international dishes, including Pan-Fried Chickpeas, Black Bean Hummus, Falafel with Tahini, Snapper with Savory Tomato Sauce, Lamb Kefta Kebabs,...

Destinations: Saudi Arabia | Turkey | Iran | Syria | Lebanon | Iraq
Topics: Food

The people I met in Dalian, P.R. China

Reina Hatimiya Hamid - jreina10 [50]

I was on my holiday visiting my former colleague in Dalian, China, for 2 weeks.  Big city with very friendly locals.  I was offered a job in the same hotel - Holiday Inn Dalian, a 4-star...

Destinations: Malaysia | United Arab Emirates | Indonesia | Singapore | Hong Kong | Bahrain | Mongolia | Macau | Saudi Arabia | Maldives | Sri Lanka | China | Thailand
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Music | Photography | People | Beaches & Resorts | Ancient History | National Parks | Festivals | Animals | Traditions | Culture | Food | Working Abroad | Nature | Architecture
Peter O'Toole is Lawrence of Arabia

Film Review: Lawrence of Arabia

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,253]

One of cinema's greatest epics, Lawrence of Arabia is based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, a British scholar and archaeologist with extensive expertise in Middle Eastern language, culture, and history.

Destinations: Saudi Arabia
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict

Foods of the Arabian Gulf Countries

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

For untold centuries, the bedouins of the Arabian Peninsula have served in their desert tents, mansaf (roasted lamb with rice) to honoured guests. Along the eastern coast of that ancient land, the...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Nut Rolls - Nashab

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

These sweets have a history that goes back to the 9th century Baghdad when the city was the centre of the world. 1 1/4 cups raw cashew nuts 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup blanched almonds 1 teaspoon ground...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Shrimp and Rice - Rubyian

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Serves from 6 to 8 Easy to prepare as the main course for special dinners, this dish ( Rubyian ) and Makbous Samak are very tasty, especially for those who are looking for different fish menus. 8...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Chickpea Kabab - Kabab Alnikhi

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Makes some 36 patties Like numerous other dishes now common in the Arabian Gulf countries, this dish likely came from the Indian sub-continent. Wholesome and tasty, it can be served as an entrée, side...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Coconut Rolled Dates - Stuffed

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

1 pound soft-whole dried dates, pitted 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 3/4 cup half and half cream 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon orange blossom water 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup shredded coconut, spread...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Eggplant Purée - Dukous Badhinjan

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Serves 8 to 10 For all strata of society in the Arab countries, eggplants are a favoured vegetable. This dish is prepared almost the same in the Eastern Arab countries - with more spices in the Gulf...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food

Recipe: Cucumber Salad - Salatat Khiyar

Habeeb Salloum - hsalloum [11,337]

Serves 6 to 8 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 medium sweet pepper, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ginger 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups yogurt 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped Heat...

Destinations: Riyadh | Iraq
Topics: Food
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