Understanding Casseroles

Casserole is a cooking dish made out of metal or other types of oven-proof material. A casserole is usually fitted with a lid, but there are some no-cover casseroles too. These dishes are designed to endure long slow cooking in the oven, and many are pretty enough to be used as serving dishes. Casseroles are …

GulFood Exhibiting All Things Food Industry

One of the perks of living in a city like Dubai, is that it never fails to keep you up to date! Regardless the field of work or interest, you are always being kept up to date with the developments, technologies, procedures, trends and new concepts! Dubai never has nothing to offer! Dubai is always …

Understanding Fruits & Vegetables 2 – Handling & Storing

Proper handling and storing of produce ensures relative longevity and freshness In Part 1 of Understanding Fruits & Vegetables, I have extensively covered how to choose the right produce and what to avoid in order to have the best quality produce in our diet and cooking. After all good cookery starts with good quality produce. This part is dedicated …

Understanding Fruits & Vegetables 1 – Selecting the right ones

Fruits and Vegetables make up most of our cooking ingredients. It is therefore essential that we understand these ingredients; how to select, handle and store them. For this reason, and as requested, I am writing this 2-part article to explain fruit and vegetable selection (part one), handling and storage (part two), hoping it will make the …

A Collection of Festive Beverages

I miss winters! The cold weather outside, the rain and the smell of earth after rain! The layers of clothes, and cosy dimmed indoors. The fireplace, real thick socks, roasted chestnuts and a good book, all make for the perfect unwinding treat for me! Growing up in the harsh winters of Amman, I never took …

Eating Dates in Ramadan

  Dates are an inseparable part of Ramadan Nutrition. Most people, as passed through generations, break fast with dates first, then moving on to other food types. Why? Dates taste sweet and really good, but most importantly they are a wholesome food. These fruits are very good for your body and are therefore a good and recommended …

Crêpes & Restaurant Service

I finally found the time to get together with some friends this morning! In our hectic and full lives these days it seems a privilege to have a few hours catching up with friends!! As we sat and chatted, one of the girls ordered a crepe Suzette and the waiter brought her a savoury crepe at first, then …

Being a good guest is as important as being a good host!

When you are the guest, it’s easy to feel like you have little responsibility for the success of a party. But that could not be furthest away from the truth. There are major elements to the success of any party, and one crucial element is the guests. After all, the hosts have thrown the party …

Methods for Cooking Fish & Seafood

Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 2) Having read the previous post (Understanding Fish and Seafood part 1- Purchasing & Preparing to Cook), you now know how to purchase, clean, prepare and store your fish and seafood. In this part, I will walk you through the most common methods for cooking the fish and seafood you have purchased. …

Purchasing and Preparing Fish & Seafood

Fish should smell like the tide. Once they smell like fish, you are too late! Make sure your fish has a straight from the ocean smell when you purchase them. They have to be moist and fresh. This makes all the difference to the final texture and flavour. Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 1) The inspiration… …