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The Best Chicago Baklava Ranked by a Lebanese Pastry Chef Dad1

Posted by Baklava on 22nd Mar 2016

I read with great interest the article posted on Groupon and titled “The Best Chicago Baklava Ranked by a Greek pastry Chef Mom”, and while the article was fun to read and light hearted, I honestly was expecting a lot more from it and, with all due respect, I believe the article was a bit misleading to the readers. I am not here to start a culinary cultural war, I am just trying to set things straight: Lebanese Baklava is the best, the most diversified and the one that con
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The Art to Making Authentic Baklava

Posted by Baklava on 22nd Mar 2016

A timeless cross-cultural Mediterranean favorite passed down from generation to generation believed to have been first prepared some time between the 8th and 15th century B.C., no one really knows for sure the origin of Baklava, but one thing for sure is that it’s undeniably delicious and has now become an American favorite. The beauty of Baklava is that there are many variations to preparing this pastry based on culture. It’s no different here in America – everyone makes Baklava a little
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The Heavenly Experience of Chocolate Walnuts Baklava

Posted by Baklava on 22nd Mar 2016

In a sense, Baklava is where cultures collide. From Greece to Turkey to Armenia and other Middle Eastern cultures, this centuries old Mediterranean delight is a hint of Eastern culture and a new American and Western favorite to create the perfectly fused dessert. Another fusion you’ll surely savor is our Chocolate Walnuts Baklava perfectly layered with just the right amount of thinly kneaded phyllo dough, fresh walnuts, and pure chocolate with no artificial flavors or preservations. It’s a
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A History Lesson in Baklava

Posted by Baklava on 22nd Mar 2016

It’s debatable where Baklava got its origins and with a rich and proud history dating back to some time between the 8th and 15th century B.C., Baklava has become a timeless tradition in Middle Eastern cultures and is now growing in popularity among Americans.Baklava was reserved for the wealthy and affluent of the Middle East and was a staple during the holidays and on special occasions. Each culture infused its own influences in how it was prepared to give it its own unique taste. For
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Giving the Gift of Baklava

Posted by Baklava on 22nd Mar 2016

The season of holiday dinners, office parties, family gatherings, and the joy of gifts is just around the corner. Regardless of the culture or the part of the country you’re from, there’s nothing like tasty holiday treats and baked goods, but why have the same holiday cookie or pound cake year after year when you can really impress family and friends with the sweet and delectable treat of Baklava. These Mediterranean pastries are a real holiday favorite, make great desserts for
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