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JULIE TABOULIE'S LEBANESE KITCHEN

Wednesday, April 14th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:47
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It's Taboulie Time

Join the "Queen of Lebanese Cuisine", Julie Taboulie, as she pays a special tribute to her namesake dish and her culinary traditions. Throughout this visually vibrant show, Julie takes viewers back to memory lane of her Lebanese heritage and the dishes that she grew up eating ever since she was a young girl at her family's Lebanese table. It's tart, it's tangy and it's tasty. It's non-other than Julie Taboulie's namesake, signature salad, taste-bud-tantalizing taboulie Originating in the mountains of Mount Lebanon, this famous dish is known as the "Queen Salata" throughout the land and Julie shares all of her tips, tricks and techniques to make the tastiest taboulie. Julie also makes a couple trips to Mama's garden and to her very own herb-garden that Mama especially planted for her to gather all of her fresh ingredients for her recipes. While Julie's there she happily introduces viewers to her Uncle Dominick to answer their number one question to finally find how she got her stage name. Julie also shares her luscious lamb kabobs lahem mishwee that lead the way along with her Lebanese-style French fries batata maqlieh inspired by her Sitto (Julie's grandmother) that are finished off with an authentic garlic, olive oil and lemon sauce famously called toum making this show so succulent that viewers will wish there was taste-a-vision.

Thursday, April 15th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:47
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It's Taboulie Time

Join the "Queen of Lebanese Cuisine", Julie Taboulie, as she pays a special tribute to her namesake dish and her culinary traditions. Throughout this visually vibrant show, Julie takes viewers back to memory lane of her Lebanese heritage and the dishes that she grew up eating ever since she was a young girl at her family's Lebanese table. It's tart, it's tangy and it's tasty. It's non-other than Julie Taboulie's namesake, signature salad, taste-bud-tantalizing taboulie Originating in the mountains of Mount Lebanon, this famous dish is known as the "Queen Salata" throughout the land and Julie shares all of her tips, tricks and techniques to make the tastiest taboulie. Julie also makes a couple trips to Mama's garden and to her very own herb-garden that Mama especially planted for her to gather all of her fresh ingredients for her recipes. While Julie's there she happily introduces viewers to her Uncle Dominick to answer their number one question to finally find how she got her stage name. Julie also shares her luscious lamb kabobs lahem mishwee that lead the way along with her Lebanese-style French fries batata maqlieh inspired by her Sitto (Julie's grandmother) that are finished off with an authentic garlic, olive oil and lemon sauce famously called toum making this show so succulent that viewers will wish there was taste-a-vision.

Wednesday, April 21st

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:47
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Meet Me at the Market

Julie is cordially inviting all of you to come and meet her at the fresh farmer's market. Besides Mama's Glorious Garden, farmer's markets are Julie's favorite places to frequent for fresh foods. She loves meeting and greeting all of the farmers, strolling around an open-outdoor market while supporting and sourcing locally sustainably foods. On today's show, this fresh farmer's market is inspiring Julie to make her marvelous makbouseh, a Lebanese-style summertime squash stew. Meaning to "mix things up," Julie's Makbouseh is a magnificent medley of fresh vegetables along with an array of amazing aromatics that slowly simmer away into a stunning and scrumptious squash stew that is sure to be a staple at your table all summer long. She also prepares and perfectly pairs her homemade and handmade Lebanese pasta tossed in a glorious garlic sauce that just sort of melts in your mouth which is famously known as macaroune b toum. Plus, Julie's first food memory, a childhood favorite of fried squash blossoms called zahrah kousa b maqlieh that Julie is whipping up just for you. Fresh from the farmer's market to a mouthwatering meal, this is one Lebanese masterpiece that you won't want to miss.

Thursday, April 22nd

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:47
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Meet Me at the Market

Julie is cordially inviting all of you to come and meet her at the fresh farmer's market. Besides Mama's Glorious Garden, farmer's markets are Julie's favorite places to frequent for fresh foods. She loves meeting and greeting all of the farmers, strolling around an open-outdoor market while supporting and sourcing locally sustainably foods. On today's show, this fresh farmer's market is inspiring Julie to make her marvelous makbouseh, a Lebanese-style summertime squash stew. Meaning to "mix things up," Julie's Makbouseh is a magnificent medley of fresh vegetables along with an array of amazing aromatics that slowly simmer away into a stunning and scrumptious squash stew that is sure to be a staple at your table all summer long. She also prepares and perfectly pairs her homemade and handmade Lebanese pasta tossed in a glorious garlic sauce that just sort of melts in your mouth which is famously known as macaroune b toum. Plus, Julie's first food memory, a childhood favorite of fried squash blossoms called zahrah kousa b maqlieh that Julie is whipping up just for you. Fresh from the farmer's market to a mouthwatering meal, this is one Lebanese masterpiece that you won't want to miss.

Wednesday, April 28th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Eggplant Extravaganza

On today's show, it's an extraordinary eggplant extravaganza. American, Italian, Indian, Sicilian, French, Lebanese, Japanese and Chinese too, it's all about eggplant that Julie is making just for you. From simple and sophisticated to earthy and exotic, eggplants are excellent selections for sauces, spreads, soups and stews, stuffed and even pickled eggplant too. In today's episode Julie is sharing some of her favorite eggplant recipes with you. Julie's eggplant extravaganza all starts with her signature starter called batenjen mishwee, a fire-roasted eggplant spread that sets the stage for her magnificent main meal, internationally known as sheikh el' mahshi. Her star dish delight of the day showcases baby Indian eggplants, that are sauteed and stuffed with a mouthwatering meat and pine nut mixture then blissfully baked away in a tomato casserole that is golden brown and bubbly as can be. Last but certainly not least is a specialty breakfast dish called bayd b batenjen baked eggs and eggplants that is an enjoyable flavor combination. With just one look, you will love Julie's extraordinary eggplant dishes and inspiring ideas just as much as she loves preparing them for you. Sourced straight from Mama's garden with Mama's eggplant expertise on how-to grow right at home. Sliced, diced, sauteed, smashed and stuffed too, it's Julie's eggplant extravaganza that she is cooking up just for you.

Thursday, April 29th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Eggplant Extravaganza

On today's show, it's an extraordinary eggplant extravaganza. American, Italian, Indian, Sicilian, French, Lebanese, Japanese and Chinese too, it's all about eggplant that Julie is making just for you. From simple and sophisticated to earthy and exotic, eggplants are excellent selections for sauces, spreads, soups and stews, stuffed and even pickled eggplant too. In today's episode Julie is sharing some of her favorite eggplant recipes with you. Julie's eggplant extravaganza all starts with her signature starter called batenjen mishwee, a fire-roasted eggplant spread that sets the stage for her magnificent main meal, internationally known as sheikh el' mahshi. Her star dish delight of the day showcases baby Indian eggplants, that are sauteed and stuffed with a mouthwatering meat and pine nut mixture then blissfully baked away in a tomato casserole that is golden brown and bubbly as can be. Last but certainly not least is a specialty breakfast dish called bayd b batenjen baked eggs and eggplants that is an enjoyable flavor combination. With just one look, you will love Julie's extraordinary eggplant dishes and inspiring ideas just as much as she loves preparing them for you. Sourced straight from Mama's garden with Mama's eggplant expertise on how-to grow right at home. Sliced, diced, sauteed, smashed and stuffed too, it's Julie's eggplant extravaganza that she is cooking up just for you.

Wednesday, May 5th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Street Food Star, Shawarma

Julie is serving up her street food star supreme sandwich, shawarma. Succulent, spicy, saucy and shaved off a rotisserie spit, shawarma is one of Lebanon's and the Middle East's most famous street-food sandwiches seen throughout the international and the American street food scene. Translating to "turn" or to "rotate," shawarma lahem is thinly sliced marinated lamb meat that is roasted and lusciously layered with traditional toppings of caramelized onions and stewed tomatoes called khoudra mishwiyeh then topped with tasty and tangy tahini, a sesame seed sauce sprinkled with an array of fresh herbs. Then, this succulent sandwich is all wrapped up in warm pita bread, making this scrumptious sandwich something that you'll want to create, make and taste, time and time again. Julie is sharing some of her special tips, tricks and techniques on how to make her signature street food star sandwich right at home so that you can simply re-create her recipes in your very own kitchen and NO rotisserie spit needed. It's succulent. It's spicy. It's saucy. It's shawarma. Julie Taboulie's supreme street food star sandwich.

Thursday, May 6th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Street Food Star, Shawarma

Julie is serving up her street food star supreme sandwich, shawarma. Succulent, spicy, saucy and shaved off a rotisserie spit, shawarma is one of Lebanon's and the Middle East's most famous street-food sandwiches seen throughout the international and the American street food scene. Translating to "turn" or to "rotate," shawarma lahem is thinly sliced marinated lamb meat that is roasted and lusciously layered with traditional toppings of caramelized onions and stewed tomatoes called khoudra mishwiyeh then topped with tasty and tangy tahini, a sesame seed sauce sprinkled with an array of fresh herbs. Then, this succulent sandwich is all wrapped up in warm pita bread, making this scrumptious sandwich something that you'll want to create, make and taste, time and time again. Julie is sharing some of her special tips, tricks and techniques on how to make her signature street food star sandwich right at home so that you can simply re-create her recipes in your very own kitchen and NO rotisserie spit needed. It's succulent. It's spicy. It's saucy. It's shawarma. Julie Taboulie's supreme street food star sandwich.

Wednesday, May 12th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Stop & Smell The Roses

STOP! And, smell the roses with Julie's rose water signature scented sweets hailing from Lebanon and the Middle East. Everything is coming up roses on today's show as Julie brings you along with her as she strolls through beautiful and breathtaking rose garden that inspires her to come back into her Lebanese kitchen to make and bake some of the most sumptuous rose water infused sweets that her culture is so famously known for. First up is Julie's bellawriyeh meaning to "glow" this shredded phyllo dough dessert is delightfully layered with a flavorful pistachio-walnut filling. Followed by her eish al bolbol, shredded phyllo dough birds nest shaped sweets topped with pistachios then blissfully baked away until lightly golden brown. Both sweets are finished off with Julie's signature rose water syrup ater b maward, that is subtly sweet, slightly sticky and surprisingly splendid to the senses. Julie's rose water signature sweets will surely have you stopping to smell the roses and stimulate you to create her sweets for yourself right at home as she simply shows you step-by-step in true Julie Taboulie style.

Thursday, May 13th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Stop & Smell The Roses

STOP! And, smell the roses with Julie's rose water signature scented sweets hailing from Lebanon and the Middle East. Everything is coming up roses on today's show as Julie brings you along with her as she strolls through beautiful and breathtaking rose garden that inspires her to come back into her Lebanese kitchen to make and bake some of the most sumptuous rose water infused sweets that her culture is so famously known for. First up is Julie's bellawriyeh meaning to "glow" this shredded phyllo dough dessert is delightfully layered with a flavorful pistachio-walnut filling. Followed by her eish al bolbol, shredded phyllo dough birds nest shaped sweets topped with pistachios then blissfully baked away until lightly golden brown. Both sweets are finished off with Julie's signature rose water syrup ater b maward, that is subtly sweet, slightly sticky and surprisingly splendid to the senses. Julie's rose water signature sweets will surely have you stopping to smell the roses and stimulate you to create her sweets for yourself right at home as she simply shows you step-by-step in true Julie Taboulie style.

Wednesday, May 19th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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It's A Magnificent It's A Magnificent Morning with Manoush & Mama

Rise and shine by starting your day the Lebanese way. Magnificent, mesmerizing and memorable as can be, it can only be Julie making manoush, Lebanese breakfast dough pies with her Mama in the morning. As soon as the thought of manoush comes to mind, Julie immediately envisions her mother. Ever since she was a little girl, Julie grew up to the sights, sounds and scents surrounding her as her mother would be making and baking manoush on their family's saj (an authentic outdoor Lebanese oven) signaling Sunday mornings. Julie may be all grown up now but her senses still remain the same, meaning manoush plus Mama, equals magnificent. Today, Julie is making one of the most famous manoush of all time, manoush bi zaatar, Lebanon's most brilliant breakfast food. These Lebanese personalized dough pies are topped with the Lebanese signature spice blend called zaatar, an earthy and zesty thyme herb mixture made up of wild zaatar (or Greek oregano) thyme, sumac spice, sesame seeds and sea salt that is simply irresistible, making for a scrumptious way to start your day. Julie also shows you how to simply make homemade yogurt right at home called laban which is unstrained, smooth and silky then teaches you how to transform it into labneh which is strained, thick and creamy yogurt. Last but certainly not least no morning would be quite complete without a small demitasse cup of authentic Arabic coffee called ahwa, and this strong stuff is sure to keep you going all day long. Julie and Mama bring you outside to the veranda for a special treat for you to see their saj in action showing you how to make and bake Lebanese bread on their authentic Arabic outdoor oven that is rarely seen in the States today.

Thursday, May 20th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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It's A Magnificent It's A Magnificent Morning with Manoush & Mama

Rise and shine by starting your day the Lebanese way. Magnificent, mesmerizing and memorable as can be, it can only be Julie making manoush, Lebanese breakfast dough pies with her Mama in the morning. As soon as the thought of manoush comes to mind, Julie immediately envisions her mother. Ever since she was a little girl, Julie grew up to the sights, sounds and scents surrounding her as her mother would be making and baking manoush on their family's saj (an authentic outdoor Lebanese oven) signaling Sunday mornings. Julie may be all grown up now but her senses still remain the same, meaning manoush plus Mama, equals magnificent. Today, Julie is making one of the most famous manoush of all time, manoush bi zaatar, Lebanon's most brilliant breakfast food. These Lebanese personalized dough pies are topped with the Lebanese signature spice blend called zaatar, an earthy and zesty thyme herb mixture made up of wild zaatar (or Greek oregano) thyme, sumac spice, sesame seeds and sea salt that is simply irresistible, making for a scrumptious way to start your day. Julie also shows you how to simply make homemade yogurt right at home called laban which is unstrained, smooth and silky then teaches you how to transform it into labneh which is strained, thick and creamy yogurt. Last but certainly not least no morning would be quite complete without a small demitasse cup of authentic Arabic coffee called ahwa, and this strong stuff is sure to keep you going all day long. Julie and Mama bring you outside to the veranda for a special treat for you to see their saj in action showing you how to make and bake Lebanese bread on their authentic Arabic outdoor oven that is rarely seen in the States today.

Wednesday, May 26th

7:00pm on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Magical Mezze Amidst The Moonlight

Mezze is internationally known all over the world as one of the most distinctive and delicious display of dishes to delve into originating right from Lebanon and the Middle East. In today's show Julie is making her mezze magical with an evening set amidst the moonlight of scrumptious small plates presented on a table as far as the eye can see for you and for her loving Lebanese family that Julie is entertaining throughout this socially-inspired show. Traditionally, the mezze can offer upwards of forty to fifty different types of hot and cold small plates, and today, Julie opts to prepare and present some of the most popular and perhaps some of the most famous small plates among the mezze made perfectly for passing around the table with family and friends. This enchanting evening starts off with Julie's heavenly hummus a classic and creamy chickpea and sesame seed spread that is a surefire staple at any mezze table which Julie clearly teaches you how to make her fool-proof recipe; followed by Julie introducing you to its close counterpart, being her blissful baba ghanouj, a rich and robust roasted eggplant dip that is as delicious as its catchy name. Finally, a newcomer to the mix, is Julie's spicy and smoky roasted red pepper and walnut spread called "mouhamarah" making up a magical trio of tempting tastes and textures that will tickle your taste buds all evening long. This alluring array of appealing appetizers are sure to become festive favorites for your next get-together. Julie makes her mezze accessible, affordable and most of all achievable for you to successfully make her recipes for your family and friends. Julie Taboulie's magical mezze served under the twinkling stars and served upon a traditional Lebanese table sets the scene that will surely inspire you to host your next social party.

Thursday, May 27th

1:00am on
Runtime: 00:26:46
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Magical Mezze Amidst The Moonlight

Mezze is internationally known all over the world as one of the most distinctive and delicious display of dishes to delve into originating right from Lebanon and the Middle East. In today's show Julie is making her mezze magical with an evening set amidst the moonlight of scrumptious small plates presented on a table as far as the eye can see for you and for her loving Lebanese family that Julie is entertaining throughout this socially-inspired show. Traditionally, the mezze can offer upwards of forty to fifty different types of hot and cold small plates, and today, Julie opts to prepare and present some of the most popular and perhaps some of the most famous small plates among the mezze made perfectly for passing around the table with family and friends. This enchanting evening starts off with Julie's heavenly hummus a classic and creamy chickpea and sesame seed spread that is a surefire staple at any mezze table which Julie clearly teaches you how to make her fool-proof recipe; followed by Julie introducing you to its close counterpart, being her blissful baba ghanouj, a rich and robust roasted eggplant dip that is as delicious as its catchy name. Finally, a newcomer to the mix, is Julie's spicy and smoky roasted red pepper and walnut spread called "mouhamarah" making up a magical trio of tempting tastes and textures that will tickle your taste buds all evening long. This alluring array of appealing appetizers are sure to become festive favorites for your next get-together. Julie makes her mezze accessible, affordable and most of all achievable for you to successfully make her recipes for your family and friends. Julie Taboulie's magical mezze served under the twinkling stars and served upon a traditional Lebanese table sets the scene that will surely inspire you to host your next social party.