Mezze is internationally known all over the world as one of the most distinctive and delicious display of dishes to delve into originating right from Lebanon and the Middle East. In today's show Julie is making her mezze magical with an evening set amidst the moonlight of scrumptious small plates presented on a table as far as the eye can see for you and for her loving Lebanese family that Julie is entertaining throughout this socially-inspired show. Traditionally, the mezze can offer upwards of... [see more] forty to fifty different types of hot and cold small plates, and today, Julie opts to prepare and present some of the most popular and perhaps some of the most famous small plates among the mezze made perfectly for passing around the table with family and friends. This enchanting evening starts off with Julie's heavenly hummus a classic and creamy chickpea and sesame seed spread that is a surefire staple at any mezze table which Julie clearly teaches you how to make her fool-proof recipe; followed by Julie introducing you to its close counterpart, being her blissful baba ghanouj, a rich and robust roasted eggplant dip that is as delicious as its catchy name. Finally, a newcomer to the mix, is Julie's spicy and smoky roasted red pepper and walnut spread called "mouhamarah" making up a magical trio of tempting tastes and textures that will tickle your taste buds all evening long. This alluring array of appealing appetizers are sure to become festive favorites for your next get-together. Julie makes her mezze accessible, affordable and most of all achievable for you to successfully make her recipes for your family and friends. Julie Taboulie's magical mezze served under the twinkling stars and served upon a traditional Lebanese table sets the scene that will surely inspire you to host your next social party.
In JULIE TABOULIE'S LEBANESE KITCHEN, chef and Lebanese-American Julie Taboulie celebrates the colorful and flavorful cuisine of Lebanon. Filmed on location throughout the greater Syracuse area and Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Julie shares her authentic array of original Lebanese recipes (tabbouleh, lamb kebab, and Lebanese-style French fries) that have been handed down in her family for over three generations. Throughout the series, the New York native searches for the freshest and finest foods at her favorite farmer's markets and farm stands, winds her way through several Finger Lake wineries, and explores the rich rural farmlands, lakes and landscapes of the region. Julie then stops by her mother's garden before heading back home to her kitchen, where she demonstrates her tried and true tips, tricks, and techniques so that viewers can successfully re-create her recipes themselves.