Saffron Butternut Squash Soup

We're a little bit in love with January's Cookbook Club selection Falastin. We always bookmark some recipes at the beginning of the month when there's a new cookbook. This month, we bookmarked pretty much the entire book, and just might actually follow through. This soup was pretty easy to prepare and a great winter and... Continue Reading →

Southern Baklava

Selim's father is one of our most loyal blog readers. He's been telling us for years that we should try a twist on the traditional baklava that we usually make. Our baklava recipe is a fairly traditional Turkish one and incorporates tips from him. But he's been suggesting that we try to make a Southern twist... Continue Reading →

Muhammara

We're having an impromptu New Year's Eve "party" tonight. I put party in quotations because we're not exactly a wild bunch. We're having food, alcohol, and friends on NYE, so I feel like it qualifies as a party, but we're doing a lot more playing of board games than dancing on tables. I've wanted to... Continue Reading →

Baklava

Filo dough can be very intimidating to work with.  It's hard to find, not used in American cuisine, and requires patience to handle.  We learned that filo dough originated in the kitchens of Topkapı Palace, where the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire once lived.  When people think of filo dough, most think of decadent sweets... Continue Reading →

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