Hello! I’m chef tariq.

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Influenced by my Arab upbringing and my love for Middle Eastern food, I share my favorite recipes for others to experience and recreate in their own kitchen.

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sumac fried fish

Sumac Deep Fried Fish

Fish is a wonderfully healthy food we should enjoy more of. It’s low in fat, high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin D, the list goes on. I highly recommend eating fish for good health several times a week. This recipe is a good option to have in your repertoire alongside oven-baked, pan-fried, or poached…

mint cucumber yogurt sauce

Mint And Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

A cucumber and mint yogurt is a must in any mezze! Wow! What a flavor. A flavor that goes along with so many foods, from meats to savory bread and rice dishes. My favorite is always the mellow taste of sheep’s yogurt, but any plain yogurt will do. I do not like flavored yogurts, mainly because they are usually full…