Lebanese Food and Culinary Traditions & Thoughts

Lebanese Food and Culinary Traditions & Thoughts
Spring time always inspires me...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Barbara Preparing Pumpkin Jam "Helwe Beirut"



This is one of my favorite traditional Lebanese recipes using pumpkins in season (of course). Siham and Hani Ghanem, a couple from Warhanieh whom have become wonderful friends have taught me many recipes throughout my culinary journey from their region. Hani is a hearty farmer who always has something funny to say. He takes life as it goes, while Siham—is a busy homemaker who worries a lot and spends most of her time in the kitchen cooking up delicious food. They have two adorable daughters who seem to grow so fast and have become little women in no time at all. This recipe needs to be planned ahead, as the pumpkin pieces need to be soaked in limestone for one night. This enables the pumpkin to stay crispy during cooking. Serve this confection at the end of a meal, your guests will certainly appreciate it.



2 comments:

Arpy Panossian said...

Where is the recipe?
Yallah, I need to make it!

Sincerely,
Robert Abdelnour.

Arpy Panossian said...

Where is the recipe?
Yallah, I need to make it!

Sincerely,
Robert Abdelnour.