Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

One thing we really love here at Arousing Appetites is when we come across a recipe that not only is delicious but has an incredibly unique story or folk tale behind it. Imam bayildi is one of those recipes. The recipe is delicious and very simple to make, as you’ll see below. But more than … Read more

Ensalada Nochebuena: Mexican Christmas Salad

Mexican Christmas Salad - Ensalada Nochebuena

For most, the “holiday season,” like it is in the US, actually means only a handful of days that are the holidays themselves. But other countries, like it is in Mexico, have a true holiday season, lasting from early December all the way through January 6. Amid this season of celebration, one of the biggest feasts still does … Read more

Fattoush: Lebanese Sumac Lemon Salad

Fattoush: Lebanese Sumac Lemon Salad

With the holiday season coming up, Heather and I both thought it would be fun to find ways to “internationalize” our upcoming holiday meals with our friends and family. Not that we don’t love what you’d traditionally find around the Thanksgiving table (trust me, we do), but this seems like it will be a really fun challenge. … Read more