The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook

We discovered Salma Hage’s inspiring recipes from the Middle East a few years back when we got her first cookbook: The Lebanese Kitchen – which is one of our favourites Lebanese cookbook. The recipes are practical and absolutely delicious, with layers of ingredients, aromas, textures and flavours of Europe and the Middle East turning into light mezze dishes, […]

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Book Review – Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

We have a scary collection of middle-eastern (M-E) cookbooks (40+), so we’re reasonably familiar with the food over there. Sadly, the stereotype about M-E food is generally around “OMG, it’s too difficult, I need many spices and expensive ingredients“. This book will prove you the contrary! What we loved in this book right away is that it’s above all a very personal and intimate […]

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All roads lead to Hummus

Is there someone who doesn’t like hummus? Seriously? This millennia old concoction is an absolute classic and a necessary ingredient for life, and it’s fair to say there are as many variations of hummus as there are cooks. No one really knows who invented it, but this delicate and gooey mix of chickpeas, olive oil, […]

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