Warkat Al Bastila (Making Bastilla Sheets)

In the central market of Casablanca, I found a Bastila sheets maker and was mesmerised by the whole process. This laborious and time consuming process of skillfully making individual paper-thin sheets that are then used in the making of Morocco’s most prestigious dish Bastila (as pronounced by the locals, otherwise known as Bastilla, Pastilla or …

Traditional Upbringing & The Will To Do

She was born to a very traditional backdrop, in a classic city, to a conventional family, for the common lifestyle… She ate her mother’s traditional cuisine and learnt its ways. She went to school and there she learnt the doctrines of classic life. She went to the market and saw these traditions in action… she …

Discovering Morocco

  Nothing can prepare us for visiting a place for the first time! Regardless of how much we read, and how many programmes we watch; how much of it’s food we cook, and how many people we speak with… nothing is like going and experiencing a place first hand.   Morocco exceeded all the expectations …

Destination Jordan

Jordan is a beautiful country with equally beautiful people. A unique place with everything; the ancient, the new… The traditional, the modern… The mountains, the valleys, the desert, the sea… Everywhere in Jordan you find a piece of history followed by a piece of something new! I will give you the best of the best …

The Best Food Advice for Parents

Emotional Eating – Why don’t we ever address this? Using food as reward or punishment never promotes healthy eating, better food choices, nor does it create empowered children. All it really does is create emotional eaters, who, as adults, will continue to reward or punish themselves with food. Emotional eating is practiced everywhere, in fact, we …

Destination Jordan – Street Food

  ♥♥♥ Street Food “Whether it is served on fine china or paper plates, food brings us together and stimulates conversation. We feast to wed, mourn, celebrate, strengthen friendships, grow, and simply to be hospitable. Good eating is one of life’s great pleasures.” What is the first thing you want to try when traveling to …

Revisiting UM ALI, the dark history of the traditional Egyptian dessert!

  Bitter Sweet! A Dessert With A Dark History! The other day I was reading about Shajar Al Durr, a prominent woman figure in the old history of Egypt. Along with the Sultan Izz al-Din Aybak (whom she brought to power), Shajar Al Durr “firmly established the Mamluk dynasty that would ultimately repulse the Mongols, expel …

Experience what’s cooking in Spain! The Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain

There’s no question Spain is one of the most fascinating culinary destinations in the world, with vast regions of countryside to explore, amazing history, rich culture and absolutely outstanding gastronomy. A Taste of Spain, have put together “The Ultimate Foodie Tour of Spain”, an 8 days’ group culinary tour through Madrid, La Rioja, the Basque …

Somewhere Random On The Path Of Food…

#OnThePathOfFood Somewhere random on the path of food I found myself adventuring, exploring & hoping to discover new things, to experience new things and learn new things… My journeys always involve food, however, also always way beyond just the food! For me, it is always about people, places and the things that are all too common and …