Yalla Eat! Chef Series: Mona Poinsett presents Sfoof‌ ‌(Turmeric‌ ‌Tea‌ ‌Cake)‌ ‌

Our Yalla Eat! Instagram Takeover Chef Series features Arab American chefs demonstrating delectable recipes, Tuesday evenings on our Instagram Stories. Tune in on Instagram to join in, and check out previous recipes on our Instagram highlights or here.

5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020
Mona Poinsett (Revolving Table) presents Sfoof‌ ‌(Turmeric‌ ‌Tea‌ ‌Cake)‌ ‌


2‌ ‌and 1/4 ‌cup‌ ‌‌flour‌ ‌
2‌ ‌cups‌ ‌sugar‌ ‌
3/4 ‌cup‌ ‌fine‌ ‌semolina‌ ‌
3/4 ‌cup‌ ‌oil‌ ‌or‌ ‌melted‌ ‌butter‌ ‌(or‌ ‌a‌ ‌mix)‌ ‌
2 and 3/4 teaspoons‌ ‌turmeric‌ ‌ ‌
2‌ teaspoons‌ ‌baking‌ ‌powder‌ ‌
1‌ ‌teaspoon ‌vanilla‌ ‌
Pine‌ ‌nuts,‌ ‌almonds,‌ ‌or‌ ‌sesame‌ ‌seeds‌ ‌to‌ ‌garnish,‌ ‌if‌ ‌desired‌ ‌

Mona Poinsett is a Lebanese home cook from Dearborn, MI. She runs the account @revolvingtable to document her love affair with food, especially Arab food, and its historical, cultural and emotional significance. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology which a special interest in Arab identity.


Made possible in part by



Due to the pandemic, we have been closed to the public since March 13. Closed doors mean that our earned revenue streams have dried up, and corporate funds have been pivoted to assist with COVID-19 relief or for their own financial survival. We are looking forward to the day we can safely reopen, but until then, we need your support.

Your donation today will help us weather this crisis.

  • September 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm