Middle Eastern Tea Traditions

  “Whither resorting from the vernal heat Shall old acquaintance old acquaintance greet, Under the branch that leans above the wall To shed his blossom over head and feet.” – The Rubaiyat of Omar Al Khayyam   While coffee, especially Turkish and Arabic Coffee are very popular in most Arab countries, tea remains the widest …

The Ramadan Cuisine & Food Culture in Iraq

“Ramadan is not the month for cooking or tasting experimentations, period. After long hours of fasting, people usually crave comfort foods, and expect to be pampered with the delicious traditional foods they have been dreaming of all day.”                                   …

5-Day Trip Planner to Mauritius and useful contacts

Now I know that we don’t always get to have enough time to devour a place, so I have put down for you a 5-day trip planner in which you will get to visit all the locations that you must not miss out on. 5 days are manageable and these five days are packed with …

Mauritius Tried and Tested Restaurants & The Island’s Must Eats

Going to Mauritius and not sure where or what to eat? Don’t know what to expect? Worried you might not like the food? Don’t search for McD’s yet! Read this before you go so you don’t miss out on the island’s best food experiences. The Mauritius Food Scene Cuisine Mauritius cooks creole cuisine, which is …

Mauritius – Rums & Rhumerie de Chamarel

“Why is the Rum gone!” – Captain Jack Sparrow .  Let there be rum! A land that springs sugarcane is a land that pours rum, they go hand in hand. And Mauritius oozes of rum! At every corner, every restaurant, every home, and every turn of the road there is rum. In fact, every citizen …

Mauritius – La Route du Thé

“The value of visiting countries such as Mauritius – that are more or less still virgin, untampered by man’s temperaments or material needs – is that it provides, with simple beauty, a welcome break from big cities’ conditioning, greed and general dissatisfaction. You, all of a sudden, are left to absorb so much nature that you are …

The Adventure of Sugar – Mauritius (L’aventure du Sucre)

           “Streams, now silently meandering, now roaring down into the depths, are bordered with climbing plants, all looking very similar, and trees from whose branches hang great clumps of fern. All these flowering plants are a splendid sight. Mosses and maidenhair ferns grow in the shade of rocks. Fallen tree-trunks are covered in huge …