|Our Lebanese Feast|
The day before the meal, we made a couple of dishes and then shopped for the next day. We started with mehallabiyeh, a pudding perfumed with the divine scents of rose water and orange flower water.
|The wonderful Tania making mehallabiyeh|
|Loukoums and coffee|
The following day, we continued preparing for the feast, at which we were joined by Mimi and JoJo's great friend Miki and Nissan, the latter of whom grew up in what is now Israel before it was Israel, and as a child spoke Arabic and ate exactly the kind of food we prepared with Tania. Soul food for him!
In addition to the mehallabiyeh and hummus we made the day before, we added a bunch of exquisite dishes, an elaborate meal fit for royalty.
Moutabbal, also known as baba ghanouj, similar to Turkish but a little different.
|Moutabbal -- the final product|
|Cucumber and yogurt salad with spices, mint, etc.|
|Arak-marinated tomato with shankish|
|Making kabab keraz|
|Kabab keraz -- the final product|
Tania's food is pure and her presentations are magnificent. What a wonderful feast for the stomach, the eyes and the soul!