Sumacade (Sumac Drink)

As I was researching the Palestinian cuisine for my book Plated Heirlooms, I had come to learn a lot about Sumac. Apart from the popular Summaqiah (a traditional Palestinian concoction/stew …

Spicy Zucchini Stir Fry

      

Kusa is Arabic for zucchini, a very famous vegetable in Arabic cuisine. We like to cook it in every form or way imaginable. Personally, kusa takes me back to childhood. It reminds me …

Armenian Pastirma

A cured Meat Recipe Back at my parents’ home, we always had Pastirma one way or the other. My mum would make all types of egg with Pastirma for breakfast …

Brining Olives At Home

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Olives! Not only are delicious, but to me are the most precious. Olives are earth’s way of taking care of us, like a mother nurturing a child, the earth nurtures …

Pigeon Bastila

 

I have chosen to go with the traditional Bastila recipe here, because as you know, I do have a soft spot for old, traditional recipes. Besides, this one is elaborate, …

Marrakech Tangia

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“To touch the past with one’s hand is realised only in dreams, and in Morocco the dream-feeling envelopes one at every step.” Edith Wharton I had first been introduced to …