The age old custom of women applying mehndi or henna to adorn the hands and feet originated as early as the 12th century, in the Middle East, and thereafter spread to South Asia and some parts of Africa. This ancient art is now becoming increasingly popular in many European countries and in the United States.
Bread, this ubiquitous basic food, is the forebear of all prepared foods. It is the foundation of cooking, as we know it, and in many countries represents one of the pillars of nutrition and gastronomy. For a Middle Eastern, a meal without bread is unthinkable. Yet many nations use rice … Read more