Special seasonal sweets straight from Lebanon and the Middle East always signify the holiday season for Julie as she warmly welcomes you into her home for the holiday season. Ever since Julie was a little girl she grew up to the sights, sounds and smells of fragrant orange blossom water, floral rose water and the warm aroma of baklawa baking away by her beautiful mother. Today's show Julie is masterfully making and baking some of the most famous sweets and some of her personal favorites for the holiday... [see more] season. First up is Julie's blissful Baklawa, a decadent phyllo dough and walnut diamond-cut dessert that is deliciously delightful. Followed by her homemade phyllo dough cups called baklawa b ashta filled with a luscious Lebanese cream and tasty toppings then finished off with her orange blossom syrup called ater b mazaher. Last, but certainly, not least is the queen sweet of Lebanon and the Middle East, a special treat simply called knefeh. Deliciously decadent and absolutely divine, Julie's Lebanese signature sweets are sure to be a special treat for your family and friends this holiday season straight from Julie's Lebanese kitchen to yours.
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.