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A taste of the Middle East

I came to the Middle East intentionally uninformed, research about the region’s history left untouched, so I could soak in the experience with an open mind. I didn’t know mosques were like the Mediterranean Sea: sparklingly beautiful from a distance. I didn’t know this city within the Middle East consisted of extreme contrasts: a Western exterior with an Eastern heart.

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.