"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."
-Julia Child

Monday, January 25, 2010

Daring Cooks Challenge

Mezze was the challenge this month for the Daring Cooks this month it ‘s was also my first The challenge couldn’t have been a better one for me . My husband always has always asked me to try middle eastern cooking ( He was raised in Damascus) but I have never felt I could do it especially knowing how his aunts cook , how can I ever compare to them they cook so well ?

This is why I like challenges they put me on the spot, I’m forced to try something new, take a risk

I am a big fan of Middle Eastern cuisine even though I was only introduced to it after meeting my husband and the first Mezze we had I still remember so well. It was at a local Lebanese restaurant I enjoyed so much the different flavors , the colors the way the food is presented I just loved it

For this challenge I decided to keep it simple since I’m back to work , time is something I really don’t have much now , so I made pita bread, hummus, fatayer, falafel, walnut and red pepper dip that I absolutely love

I would have never attempted to make pita bread had it not been for this challenge It was so much fun seeing the pitas puff up in the oven like balloons wish my daughter had been home to see them and as usual I forgot to take a picture

Unfortunately I didn’t spend much time with the presentation Michael was hanging on my legs when I was about to take the pics but I thought the food tasted pretty good and hubby was happy too

1 comment:

  1. I think your food looks so delicious and your presentation is just lovely! Thank you so much for participating this month. I'm so happy that your pita puffed up so beautifully!