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 …

“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 …