“We have on this earth all that makes life worth living”

Thank you to all of you who tuned in this morning, and for the overwhelming response and sweet words. I appreciate it hugely and you guys made my day. Here is the podcast in case you missed it To the right, is the picture of my “Fattet Makdoos” recipe (stuffed eggplant layered platter) from my …

Explaining Zaatar!

Zaatar seems to be a bit of a confusion as I had recently found out. Most are unable to determine what it is. “Is it an herb?”, “a spice mix?”, “a concoction?”, “a dried collection of herbs?”…etc. are all questions am hearing all the time. So I thought – and while I do have it …

Zaatar O Zeit ( Zaatar & Olive Oil )

A post about love, read to the end and see what I mean…   Farmers’ Market, Dubai As I am sure you know the new season of The Farmers’ Market on The Terrace had kicked off last Friday. To me, this is Dubai’s best season, not only because the weather is fantastic and we get …

It is the season to be thankful – HARVEST SEASON UAE

I will start by wishing you all a very happy thanksgiving. So much to be thankful for and so much to be wishful for. Perhaps a more peaceful world and more light to shine on all of us in this coming year. Moving on, it is the season to be jolly and absolutely thankful, The …

The Pizza Maker

Observing the patience, understanding passion I was post processing some of the food images I had taken over the past two weeks, and as I went through the sets, I reached ‘The Pizza Maker’ photos. I found myself looking at those images, and remembering some of the thoughts that were going through my mind as I observed …

Pickles & Cookbook

A couple of days ago, I dropped by Baker & Spice Dubai and found my friends having lunch and devouring my pickles. Truly nothing more pleasant in any given day than to find people singing praise for your flavors! So as we sat, ate and chatted I recorded this tiny video (meant to be comic, however heartfelt) …

Where to stay when in Tuscany if you are a nature seeker?

#WhereToStay #Tuscany #NatureSeeker During my latest trip to Italy with the Italian Cuisine In The World Forum, I was meant to meet various local artisanal producers, get to know them, know their products and what makes them stand out. As such, I had been so happy to meet some amazing people, and get to know …

Introducing Dima Sharif “Mooneh” – Back to land and home

“Mooneh” is Arabic for Pantry “Dima’s pickles won’t engulf the mouth with acid. Her artisanal recipes are all about preserves with complex flavours that draw on local, seasonal, organic vegetables, first press organic olive oil, and organic seasonings and spices.” Among the first feedbacks received from tasters and resellers of my Organic Mooneh line. This …