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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Sesame & Spice: Orange Flower Biscuits with Pistachios

We got the lovely cookbook Sesame & Spice (Amazon UK / Amazon US) by Anne Shooter last week and just couldn’t wait to bake some of these wonderful recipes. So we started with the Orange flower biscuit rings with pistachios – what a combination! Plus, the recipe is so easy and quick to prepare! We totally loved it and […]

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Arabica London – Levantine Feast

Arabica Bar & Kitchen is a cozy and friendly middle-eastern restaurant based in the notorious Borough Market. Usually not open on Sundays, they decided to change this by offering a refreshing alternative to a classic roast: a Levantine feast. The launch event was nothing short of a beer & food pairing guided by the energetic & fun Melissa Cole. […]

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Roasted cauliflower with lentils and tahini

Looking for something simple, fresh and exotic for your dinner? Here’s our choice this week, a wonderful combination of grilled cauliflower and lentils – two unlikely companions – turned into an amazing mix of flavours you won’t easily forget! This salad has it all: crunchy bread, earthy lentils, nutty tahini and zesty lemon – everything needed to […]

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Impressions – Honey & Co, London

As it should be clear by now, we’re seriously addicted to middle-eastern cuisine. We heard about this cute little place called Honey & Co, in London’s Fitzrovia and had to give it a go for a brunner (a 4pm brunch/dinner…) Smart move! Every thing on the menu sounded delicious, so we picked the Yemeni falafels […]

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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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Simplest (and best) dessert in the world

You want to make the most delicious desert ever and impress your guests big time? Then try this recipe! Ridiculously simple and absolutely phenomenal. At first, tahini with sweet foods might sound strange to use, but frankly… why not? And when you try it… You can use any ice cream flavour you want, but we recommend […]

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Impressions – Ottolenghi, London

Yotam Ottolenghi has been one of our favourites chefs of all times. His food is simple, diverse, and absolutely delicious. We genuinely connected with his cooking style, influences and recipes: generally gorgeous middle-eastern dishes with loads of veggies and plenty of our favourite ingredients and spices such as garlic, sumac, za’atar, lemons, yogurt or tahini. […]

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