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 …

We are in Spring! Here are some Seasonal Cooking Tips for you

Before I go into the tips, let me just tell you that there are amazing local organic turnips at the farmers’ market,  for making pickles,  for stuffing,  for roasting and making turnip sauce… The quality of turnips I find there is unmatched! It is the height of the season and the varieties of produce and …

Invite your friends

I am hearing some good news this morning 🙂   I am hearing that we have over 60 RSVP’s for my demonstration at Home Centre Stores at Mall of the Emirates. You guys are simply the best!! Do you think we can get to 100? I think we can, so let’s do this together, share …

Somewhere between the arts and food – Plated Heirlooms

Big day today! The Plated Heirlooms official press launch is taking place this evening at The Mojo Art Gallery, located at Al Serkal Avenue, where I am hosting a communal table and serving an 8 course meal after a reception during which guests will walk through the gallery on a journey through my Plated Heirlooms. …

Cookbook Food Photography – Plated Heirlooms

  Read through my book you will see that its images are made to reflect the book’s narrative, descriptions and cultural context. In this post, I am sharing with you my top 5 tips for cookbook food photography. I hope to inspire you where book food photography is concerned, and what better way to that than with …

Mahaba – Feeling The Love

Feeling the love. Big time, I am feeling the love. You guys are amazing and made this very long and very challenging journey of mine so worth it. THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart. Your words mean the world to me and your support and love shine a light into this journey …