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 …

Bloody Mary

For all of you brunch people out there! Apart from Champagne (most probably won’t convince the dedicated wine lovers), is there anything that sings “brunch” like a Bloody Mary? Why not …

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 …

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 …

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) …