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Afternoons with Tia Cátia

"In the beginning we tried everything from telenovelas to sports to news. Then one day I found the cooking channel," remembered OMer Michelle. "There was this sweet middle age tia (auntie) making typical Portuguese food. In my new home (that didn’t yet feel like home) I felt a warm feeling of familiarity. As I watched it, and at the time understood maybe one or two words throughout the whole show, I decided that this would be my tool – a cooking show!"

Recipe for Lebanese baklawa

The first thing a new visitor to the Near East will notice about the locals is their keen and well-developed knack for hospitality. A good guest never arrives without a gift for the host, so whether you are visiting a friend or entertaining in your own home, this recipe* for traditional (and delicious) Lebanese Baklawa pastry will be a great asset to show hospitality.