About

Greetings fellow food lovers and welcome to our blog!

Close your eyes for a second. Imagine a gigantic blender in front of you. Add a piece of Spain, a chunk of Lebanon, a splash of Israel and a hint of America. Turn it on. Blend until smooth and voilà! What do you get? Identity crisis? Not quite… (ok, maybe a little bit). But mostly, you get us. Confused? Keep reading and you’ll understand.

My name is Ruth, I’m the one up there on the left. Yes, the one not very happy about being in the spotlight (and no, I’m not 85 despite my name). Right beside me, with the big bright smile is my sister Vicky, the hostess with the mostess as I call her. The one missing from the picture, our sister Rebecca. The social butterfly and life of the party, who “abandoned” us to move to Israel, and you’ll hear us talk about very often. To describe us in one word, we are Jewish-Lebanese-now American Spaniards. Still confused? So are we at times. But keep reading.

We were born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and now live in a small town on the east coast (I know what you’re thinking… why????? I’ll go ahead and say it, we blame our husbands for that one). Our parents are Lebanese Jews who moved to Spain in 1968. Our dad traveled all over the world while our mom stayed home and took care of us. We lived in Barcelona most of our lives, but then, the inevitable happened. We grew up, went to college and moved away. Leaving family and friends and moving to a new country, as exciting as it sounds, is not easy. Different people, different culture, different foods… Ah… The food… We grew up with the best, most flavorful, comforting home cooked meals you could ever imagine. Moving away from that, now that was a challenge! So, we decided to bring a piece of it here with us and share it with everyone we’ve met throughout the years. After all, what better way to make new friends and share our culture than through food? Which brings us to how this blog started: from our passion for food, our love for people and our need to share both.
The ingredients, the flavors and the stories behind our recipes might change, but we can guarantee one thing: like our friends, you won’t leave our home without asking: “May I have that recipe?”

23 thoughts on “About”

  1. I can’t wait to ‘attempt’ making all these new dishes!

  2. Hi Ruth! It was so nice meeting you Friday! I would love the chocolate cake recipe! It was delish!

  3. Lisa Netz said:

    Looking forward to finally learning how to cook! (So is my husband)

  4. Kelly Shore said:

    oh i was so happy to see this website – i always LOVE your cooking! have a gut shabbos!

  5. I’m so happy I found your blog…you have such an interesting background/perspective. Have a wonderful Pesach!

  6. Sonia Hassin said:

    Hola Chicas!!
    Soy Sonia, la hija de Denise Papo, la que vive en New Jersey tambien! Mi madre me dio el link de vuestro blog y me encanta!! Ya se lo he pasado a varias amigas mias…Yo no soy una gran cocinera pero seguro que me voy a inspirar con vuestras recetas!!
    Besos,
    Sonia Hassin

    • mayihavethatrecipe said:

      Gracia Sonia. Me alegro que haya gustado el Blog. Tienes buenos genes de cocina seguro que cocinas mejor de lo que crees.
      Saluda a tu madre de nuestra parte.

  7. Hii Ruth! Oh gosh, I love your intro–you are so funny! ahhhh que bueno que hablas en espanol! Yo tambien, porque naci y creci en Argentina. Me encanta tu nombre y ni parece un nombre de una mujer vieja…and I find it awesome that you’re so blended in your cultures. As you might notice, I’m all about culture and I talk about it like, 80% of the time 😀

    • mayihavethatrecipe said:

      Muchas gracias Ellie!! We LOVE to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds. It’s so much fun!! So glad you found us 🙂

  8. So glad to find your blog today…happy Wednesday from Atlanta, GA!

  9. Hi ladies! I just found your blog through Foodgawker and am really enjoying it! I think the story behind your blog name is so neat. Your blog looks so unique, and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes. 🙂

    • mayihavethatrecipe said:

      Thank you!! So glad you found us and you’re enjoying our blog. Looking forward to your feedback when you try the recipes!! 🙂

  10. Hi there, Loved your so many recipes, great pictures. Will soon try the roasted eggplant and tomato soup. Thanks for sharing.

  11. You and your blog are very inspiring, so I nominated you for an award!

    http://wp.me/p18CG9-z9

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