My Journey With Food

The Struggle of Never-Ending Teenage Hunger 1775 1075 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

The Struggle of Never-Ending Teenage Hunger

The Struggle of Never-Ending Teenage Hunger One of the greatest joys of having growing boys in the house – their never ending appetite. My always hungry, growing boys. When boys go through their growth spurts, their appetites are tremendous! I’m often left wondering how and when they finished the bottle of milk or bread I…

Preserving Olives and Memories 2560 1920 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Preserving Olives and Memories

Preserving Olives and Memories June 2018 Olives are a fascinating food. They’re one of the oldest known cultivated trees in the world – the first recorded evidence of farming by humans was as early as 3750 BC. How incredible is that? Religiously, Olives have had significance in the Middle East for thousands of years. Olives,…

Taverna Paraga, Rhodes Greece 2560 2342 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

Taverna Paraga, Rhodes Greece

My most memorable experience during this trip was the cooking class at the ‘Taverna Paraga’ in Apollona Village. This cooking session was organized directly through our hotel. Yannis was the chef and owner of this traditional Greek tavern. Coincidently, this tavern was on my list to visit, as it was highly recommended in a food…