Interesting Facts About Mastic

Posted by Lalit Kumar on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Long before there was chewing gum, there was mastic. The oldest recorded references to mastic go way back to the 5th Century BC. Soon after its discovery, the people of Ancient Greece started using mastic as a chewing gum to whiten their teeth!   

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Rose Water: An Intrinsic Part Of The Arab Culture

Posted by Lalit Kumar on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Many people think rose water comes from just the rose petals. It is actually the residual liquid that is generated when rose petals, buds and stems are distilled together. Rose water is produced and consumed in huge quantities in most Arab countries not just in their cooking but also in the cosmetics and perfume of the Middle East countries.   

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History of Turkish Coffee

Posted by Lalit Kumar on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Steeped in time-honored rituals and tradition, the history of Turkish coffee goes way back to around 1555. There are numerous theories as to the origin of this distinctive beverage, with some claiming it originated in Yemen where it was known as 'qahwaw' and others insisting it originated in the city of Kaffa in Ethiopia. 

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Tahini: So Many Ways to Love It

Posted by Lalit Kumar on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

 
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Saffron: Worth Its Weight In Gold?

Posted by Wessam Hashem on Thursday, November 08, 2012
While nobody would argue that saffron is the most expensive spice in the market, the debate about the reasons for its high cost still rages on. Some say it is because of its cultivation process and low yield, others say it is because it lends a distinctly delectable flavor to all types of dishes and still others insist it is because of its numerous health benefits. Perhaps it could be a little bit of all three.  
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