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Taste of the Middle East: Part One

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Barbara Petzen workshop coordinator demonstrates the art of dolma making and its importance in Middle Eastern culture

Barbara Petzen workshop coordinator demonstrates the art of dolma making and its importance in Middle Eastern culture

Participants learn about Middle Eastern culture and food

Participants learn about Middle Eastern culture and food

The skill is in the details, every family has its own special dolma recipe and style

The skill is in the details, every family has its own special dolma recipe and style

The variety and fragrant food of the Middle East was dependent on a bustling spice trade and a testimony to the availability of inexpensive ingredients such as olive oil, cinnamon, grape leaves..etc throughout the region.

The variety and fragrant food of the Middle East was dependent on a bustling spice trade and a testimony to the availability of inexpensive ingredients such as olive oil, cinnamon, grape leaves..etc throughout the region.

A wonderful luncheon of homemade Palestinian food was donated by Arabesque restaurant in Boulder, Colorado

A wonderful luncheon of homemade Palestinian food was donated by Arabesque restaurant in Boulder, Colorado

Homemade traditional Palestinian dessert: baklava. Many people think that baklava is a Turkish or Greek dessert. But the truth is in the name itself: baklava comes from two Arabic words: baql (nuts) + halawa (sweet).

Homemade traditional Palestinian dessert: baklava. Many people think that baklava is a Turkish or Greek dessert. But the truth is in the name itself: baklava comes from two Arabic words: baql (nuts) + halawa (sweet).

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