Category Archives: Arabic

Global Advent: Day 5

The Film: Wo Zhi Nu Ren Xin [What Women Want] – China I liked this movie very much. It’s hard to dislike anything with Andy Lau but I quickly realized he’s not the only reason to enjoy this film. This … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 4

The Film: Strictly Ballroom – Australia There are some films I know by heart, that I’m so familiar with, that are such a part of my relationship with cinema I forget to write about them. I remember watching Strictly Ballroom … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 3

The Film: Pane e tulipani [Bread and Tulips] – Italy I thought I was in for a serious drama about a woman who finds herself. By the time the bus drives off, leaving┬áRosalba behind, I knew it was going to … Continue reading

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Baba Ghanouj and October’s Mid-August Lunch

Last week I did a pizza in the oven. Before I sat down to enjoy it I threw two split American style eggplant on the pizza pan and stuck it back in the oven until the skin was brown and … Continue reading

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Rebel

I love the Internet. I love looking up recipes. And then totally ignoring them. Well, I don’t totally ignore them, I treat them more like guidelines. Very loose guidelines. Yes, yes, I’m a culinary rebel. So this, the Christmas of … Continue reading

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Never Fail

For me, quality storytelling is when I’m able to realize the writers are steps ahead of me, giving the characters what not what they want but what they need, so I can just sit back and watch it all unfold … Continue reading

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Recipe From Necessity

Eggplant. I’ll admit it, I absolutely hated eggplant. Until I had it fried, lightly breaded with the Arabic spice mix za’atar. Now I’m always looking for excuses to make the dish. With the change in temperature all the eggplant from … Continue reading

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