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The key to a good deli is a great corned beef sandwich

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The key to a good deli is a great corned beef sandwich

The key to a good deli is a great corned beef sandwich Always on the hunt for a great corned beef sandwich. It’s not easy when you live in Chicagoland’s Southwest Suburbs, but there are a few that come close. Nothing like the great corned beef sandwiches you can get at Manny’s in the south…

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Qataif, Arabic folded pancake filled with walnuts, syrup

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Qataif, Arabic folded pancake filled with walnuts, syrup

Qataif, Arabic folded pancake filled with walnuts, syrup Recipe: One of the most popular Arabian sweet dishes is Qataif (Atayef, Qatayef) which is made with a pancake shell folded over a filling of crushed walnuts, brown sugar and syrup). Who can say “no” to Qataif? By Ray Hanania One of the most popular Arabian sweet…

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

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Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe

Stuffed lamb intestines, Karshat, recipe Stuffed lamb intestines and tripe are popular Mediterranean food recipes. Here is a simple recipe to prepare this Middle Eastern delicacy. By Ray Hanania Stuffed lamb intestines is a very popular Mediterranean recipe in the Arab World, in Greece and in the Mediterranean sea region. It’s a very simple recipe…

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For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page

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For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page

For Middle East recipes, this is the best Facebook Page There are a lot of misleading places on Facebook to get information on the Mediterranean Diet and Middle Eastern foods and recipes, but one of the best Facebook pages is called “Mediterranean Foods & Recipes.” You can click here to go to the Facebook Page…

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes When you think of the romantic lifestyle of the Arab in the desert, you think of camels, black and white stallions, heavy black tents, flowing robes, and a silver platter of one of the Arab World’s favorite recipes, Mansaf (Mensif, Mensiff). This lamb and rice dish heaped…

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Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise

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Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise

Middle East food market changing as lamb costs rise The rising cost of lamb meat is forcing many Middle East and Arab restaurants to change their menus, offering cheaper and less appealing “ground beef” as an alternative to the more costly lamb, and it is having a negative impact on the quality of food served…

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Have a Halal of a time at Pete’s Market, and meet women too

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Have a Halal of a time at Pete’s Market, and meet women too

Pete’s Fresh Market opened a new store in Bridgeview recently that offers the widest range of fresh deli salads and buffets, the largest I have ever seen. And I love grocery stores. By Ray Hanania I love food, especially from the Middle East. That’s one reason why I spend so much time meandering around grocery stores…

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Maureen Abood details her love affair with Lebanese food

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Maureen Abood details her love affair with Lebanese food

Veteran Lebanese American Arab writer Maureen Abood has just released her debut book and of course, it is about the richness of Lebanese and Arab foods. “Rose Water & Orange Blossoms” is not just a book of recipes but the story of Arabian life which revolves around great tasting foods By Ray Hanania Michigan writer…

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