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To Aleppo With Love – Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan

February 28th, 2017

Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan (Padded Rice Pudding) is a beautiful Aleppine layered pudding. The bottom part is Aruz Bel-Halib (rice pudding) and it is topped with orange pudding.

Let’s make Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan:

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To Aleppo With Love – Rghif Mait Franji

January 28th, 2017

“Mait Franji” is the Aleppine name of Tomato paste. “Rghif Mait Franji” is tomato paste wrap, a specialty of Aleppo. When we moved to Aleppo, I started noticing what my Aleppine friends at school used to bring for breakfast/snack and almost every day they had “Rghif Mait Franji”, then it became my favorite. Simple and very delicious.

Let’s make Rghif Mait Franji:

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To Aleppo With Love – Kibbeh Mabroumeh

December 26th, 2016

Aleppo is known as “the home of stuffed vegetables and kibab (plural of kibbeh) حلب أم المحاشي و الكبب. According to “The Encyclopedia of Aleppo” there are more than 60 kinds of Kibbeh in Aleppo.

Kibbeh Mabroumeh (Rolled Kibbeh / Kibbeh Roll), an authentic Aleppine dish. It is kibbeh dough stuffed with a mixture of ground meat and pistachios, then rolled into a log and baked in the oven.

Let’s make Kibbeh Mabroumeh:

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To Aleppo With Love – Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi

November 30th, 2016

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Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi (Aleppine Eggplant Jam) is slightly different from previous Mrabba Al-Bathenjan. Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi is flavored with cinnamon and clove, stuffed with chopped walnuts and served as a dessert with coffee, while Mrabba Al-Bathenjan is served for breakfast with bread and cheese.

Let’s make Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi:

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To Aleppo With Love – Ghraibeh Bel-Fustuq Al-Halabi

October 31st, 2016

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The Syrian pistachio tree is known since Assyrians age. The origin of this tree goes back to Al-Batim Tree in the Mediterranean sea basin and Middle East regions; however, the original place of the Syrian pistachio is Syria (Ein Al-Tina). Many references refer to this kind as (Pistachio – Pistacia vera L.) known since 3500 years BC in West Asia and “Great Syria” countries. The Aleppo pistachio is attributed to Aleppo city which is the traditional area for planting this tree since long ages; therefore, whenever Aleppo city is mentioned, we have to mention the Aleppo pistachio (Fustuq Halabi). In Aleppo, the pistachio blossomed producing a dozen varieties, a unique diversity. These varieties differ both in the color and the size of the fruit on the tree. As the taste and scent, the soil and position of the trees provide the variations. Pistachio is important ingredient in the traditional cuisine of Aleppo.

Ghraibeh is a shortbread type biscuit, and today’s recipe is Ghraibeh Bel-Fustuq Al-Halabi (Pistachio Ghraibeh) which is similar to original Ghraibeh but made with pistachio.

Let’s make Ghraibeh Bel-Fustuq Al-Halabi:

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