Food

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recipe

12th Nov 2012

Hessa’s Shorbat ‘Adas

This wonderful lentil soup - perfect for warming you up on a cold winter's day - comes courtesy of Sarah Al-Hamad's aunt!... read more

SaladShirazi

recipe

2nd Oct 2012

Salad Shirazi

Just like the poetic city from where it takes its name, this salad is simple yet also wonderful and steeped in history.... read more

kofteh-open1

recipe

14th Sep 2012

Koofteh Berenji

It may strike one as ho-hum but this dish will dazzle with a disarming display of charm!... read more

mansaf

recipe

18th Jul 2012

Mansaf

This wonderful Bedouin platter has now become Jordan's national dish... read more

zaman

restaurant

5th Jul 2012

Zaman

This new restaurant attempts to fuse East with West but ends up falling short on both fronts... read more

comptoir

restaurant

2nd Jun 2012

Le Comptoir Libanais

A poor imitation of Lebanon's wonderful, vibrant cuisine... read more

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recipe

11th May 2012

Bamia bil Laham

This okra and lamb stew is comforting, delicious and incredibly simple.... read more

Moro & Morito 1 JH 2011

restaurant

10th May 2012

Morito

Moro's younger sibling is like a little piece of heaven in North London...... read more

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recipe

15th Apr 2012

Loubyeh b’zeit

Bethany Kehdy shares her recipe for green beans with olive oil, a simple one pot dish showcasing Lebanese home cooking!... read more

Preserve-Lemon-Poussin

restaurant

5th Apr 2012

Sabrina’s Persian Kitchen

Sabrina Ghayour, a writer and chef of Iranian origin, welcomes visitors into her home for a stunning Persian feast!... read more

kazan

restaurant

3rd Apr 2012

Kazan

This elegant restaurant in Pimlico puts a twist on fundamentally Turkish flavours in a smart and refined setting.... read more

Saffron Rice Pudding pic

recipe

14th Mar 2012

Sholleh Zard

A delicious Persian take on rice pudding to banish those nightmarish childhood memories!... read more

Cherry Kebab

recipe

27th Feb 2012

Kebab bil Karaz

While Aleppo is one of the most beautiful and fascinating of all Middle Eastern cities, it's this dish which will leave the most abiding memories.... read more

Moro

restaurant

9th Feb 2012

Moro

O Moro, O Moro, I love ya O Moro (sung to the tune of 'Tomorrow')...... read more

Lamb Stew

recipe

8th Feb 2012

Damascene Lamb Stew

A fresh, fruity, sweet, sour and slightly spicy lamb stew, rich with Levantine flavours... read more

Simurgh picture

restaurant

7th Feb 2012

Simurgh

The first Persian restaurant in the heart of London... read more

Kebab time

restaurant

3rd Feb 2012

Ranoush Juice

Who said that kebabs were unhealthy, greasy, drunken snacks...... read more

Aleppan Roasted Duck Breast

recipe

28th Jan 2012

Aleppan Duck, Panj Puran Potatoes & Baba Ghanouj Puree

A luxurious take on a delicious Syrian classic... read more

Slow roasted lamb

recipe

26th Jan 2012

Slow-Roasted Shoulder of Lamb

A Middle Eastern twist on the traditional Sunday Roast... read more

Abu Zaad

restaurant

24th Jan 2012

Abu Zaad

An authentic eatery serving delicious Damascene fare for little more than the price of a Big Mac meal... read more