مالح حلو

قصص من ذاكرة التراث  كآنت هي فتآة ملفتة للإنتبآه وكآنَ هو شآباً عآدياً. في نهآية الحفلة تقدم ودعاها إلى فنجآن قهوة تفاجأت بالطلب لكنهآ قبلت الدعوة خجلاً. كآن مضطرباً جداً ولم يستطع الحديث. هي شعرت بعدم الارتياح وكانت على وشك الاستئذان. وفجأة أشآرَ للجرسون  قآئلاً : ” رجآءً أريدُ بعض الملح لقهوتي “. الكل نظرَ إليه باستغراب  “سألَته بفضول : “لمآذآ فعلت ذلك,هل هي عآدة  ردّ عليهآ قآئلاً : …

Olive Oil, The Story of Terroir

  Allow me to tell you a little bit about, what to me is, one of the most Divine of liquids, Olive Oil. Olive oil, like wine, is all about the terroir. The olive tree is one that is rooted in the land to which it belongs. This is beyond just the physical root that …

How to Roll Vine Leaves

Filling and rolling the vine leaves is a basic technique, extensively used in Arabic and Middle Eastern cooking. The stuffed and rolled vine leaves are truly delightful, a very unique and delicious flavour and therefore it is really worth learning. Remember as ever no one was born as a professional roller! We all had to …

I Have A Dream, in the French Provence

“Once you have heard the lark, known the swish of feet through hill-top grass and smelt the earth made ready for the seed, you are never again going to be fully happy about the cities and towns that man carries like a crippling weight upon his back.” – Gwyn Thoma I Have a dream… One …

Bring it on! – Vegan, Gluten-free & Sugar-free all at once!

I don’t just assume. I experience to know. I believe there is no other way to really truly know. Everything else is just assumptions and probabilities therefore at best tattle! A few months ago, and you may remember from my instagram posts, I took on one of the food trends. The “vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free” …

A Michelin Visit To Old Dubai

The Chefs: “We should go to Old Dubai. We hear there is an amazing spice market there.” “Is it true that the old spice routes from India and Asia passed by there in the old days?” Dima: “Why don’t we go check it out? I can take you there.” And we went…. Last November, and …

Palestinian Street Food at Galeries Lafayette

Over the past 3 days, I have had the pleasure of taking part in the Lafayette Gourmet Food Festival, which took place at their outlet in the Dubai Mall. The food festival is an annual affair that the team at Lafayette Gourmet design and host. It is a come together of chefs, foodies, food fans, …

Napoleon Bonaparte “The Father Of Canned Food”!

A little bit of canning history…   While food preservation goes back to times when man was still living in hunter gatherer communities – using cold to freeze and heat to dry foods therefore elongating the shelf life of that food – and while food preservation is a progressive art that evolved in heaps since …

From my journey with Plated Heirlooms and a review by Sally Prosser

When you write a book, you do so hopeful that readers will enjoy it. You normally want to take them on a journey and one way or another offer them a perspective hopefully a full learning experience. I think that what any author of any written materials eventually appreciates the most is the feedback one …

Appreciate

They had to do this everyday! They went to the water wells and collected their family’s share of water in these large clay jugs, that kept the water cool even on the hottest days. They made the clay containers from their earth’s mud and collected that earth’s reserved water. They did this everyday, mastering the …