15 members gathered at the home of Pat Wittman to explore the exotic delight of middle eastern cooking. Ashley Jensen served as co-hostess and provided the commentary as each dish was introduced. From hummus to saffron rice pudding, we sampled dishes for every meal course from recipes which had been carefully selected by Pat and Ashley and prepared by the guests. As always, there were a few "hard-to- find" ingredients and cooking instructions that needed a little tweaking. The dishes were fragrant and colorful and best of all: delicious. Time to socialize and relax with friends is always an important part of the events too. A huge thanks to pat and Ashley for their efforts and to all the amazing cooks.