Palestinian Fried Cheese (Akawi)

My lessons in Palestinian cooking continue. This time with fried cheese. Mr. Foodie and I have been trapped indoors all weekend because of the extremely frigid temperatures outside. Last night the wind chill made it feel like zero degrees! To pass the time we made a few new recipes including this Palestinian version of fried…

Lessons in Palestinian Cooking: Sumac Chicken Dish (M’sakhan)

Joining the Azar family as Mr. Foodie’s wife has opened up a whole new world for me. Mr. Foodie’s family is originally from Aboud, Palestine, and so I am always learning about the rich traditions from “back home” as they call it. One of my great pleasures in getting to know them has been eating…

Seasons Eatings! Fall Fruit Salad Recipe

And we’re back! After a super long blog hiatus, Mr. Foodie and I are back to thinking, making, and writing about food. What have we been up to? Well it is not a coincidence that our blog dried up right around the time I defended my dissertation last year. You can now call me Dr….

Fairfax Happy Hour Spots: Chuy’s

Chuy’s: 11219 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA – 4-7pm Happy Hour I know it might seem weird starting a happy hour segment on this blog while I’m currently banning myself from drinking for our quasi-Whole30 experiment, but I’ve been planning on sharing my favorite Fairfax HH hangouts for a while and when better to share happy…

Fairfax Foodie Holiday Part 2 – We <3 Dawali

While I know that the “new year” is an arbitrary moment in time, for Mr. Foodie and I, entering 2018 has felt like stepping off a pretty island into shark-infested waters. Thanks to the deep freeze that many of us are experiencing, the condensate pipe for our heater is freezing, causing water to leak, causing…