Yalla Eat! Chef Series: Tariq Nasir presents Maklouba

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5:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Tariq Nasir (Chef Tariq Cooks) presents Maklouba


Leg of lamb, about 3 pounds
2 cups rice
2 tsp seven spices
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 large eggplants
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil

Tariq Nasir is an Arab American food blogger and founder of ChefTariq.com. He empowers the everyday home cook to bring Middle Eastern cuisine to their table. Growing up as a refugee, Tariq has a passion for bringing people together and has found that the dinner table is the perfect place. With a Palestinian father and American mother, Nasir grew up in both the U.S. and Middle East eating both burgers and mahshi. At the moment he lives in Jordan with his wife Harriet and two dogs, Max and Charlie.


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  • June 30, 2020 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm