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M’hanncha – The snake, Morocco

Cultural background Population 36,342,087 people Rabat is the capital of Morocco. Most people in Morocco are Sunni Muslim, a little amount are Christians and very few are Jewish. People in Morocco speaks Arabic and Berber and French. Morocco’s landscape is… Continue Reading →

Ma’amul – Syria

Cultural background Population 18,389,000 people Damascus is the capital of Syria. It is the oldest continuously lived-in city in the whole world. Most people in Syria are Muslim. A few are Jewish or Christian. People in Syria speak Arabic, Armenian,… Continue Reading →

Kheer (Pakistani Rice Pudding)

Cultural background Kheer or Firni is a pudding made by boiling milk and sugar with one of the following: rice, broken wheat, tapioca, vermicelli, or sweet corn. It is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios, almonds or other dry… Continue Reading →

Almond paste cookies Mediterranean style

Cultural background Almonds and other nuts are deep rooted in Mediterranean history and industries dating back thousands of years. Explorers ate this nut as they travelled between Asia and the Mediterranean on the Silk Road. And shortly afterward, almond trees… Continue Reading →

Maamoul cookies

Cultural background Maamoul are an ancient cookie from the Arab world. They are very popular in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine. Ma’amoul means “stuffed” in Arabic. These flavorful cookies can be stuffed with a number of different fillings such… Continue Reading →

Zaeti: Cornmeal cookies with raisins

Cultural background Carlo Goldoni, the famous Venetian playwright mentioned Zaeti in his plays. They are typical Venetian biscuits and take their name from the yellowish color they take as they are prepared with part of cornmeal. It is an ancient… Continue Reading →

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