Tags / Spices


15th Jan 2013

Istanbul Eats

Gorge yourself on the stunning street food of one of the World's most captivating cities!... read more



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


18th Sep 2012

Sarah Al-Hamad: Bridging the Gulf

Author of the wonderful 'Cardamom and Lime,' Sarah tells us more about the cuisine of the Arabian Gulf... read more



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



18th Jul 2012


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

Eastern Spiced Risotto with Pan-Fried Sea Bass


20th Jan 2012

Eastern Spiced Risotto with Pan-Fried Sea Bass

An unctuous, creamy Italian classic with an Eastern twist... read more

Spice Display

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14th Jan 2012

A to Z of Middle Eastern Food & Drink

Here is my alphabet of Middle Eastern food and drink. Most of them are pretty obvious, even for those who aren’t that well acquainted with the cuisine of the region, but this is only a beginner’s guide. I’ve limited myself to one reference per letter, so it’s not at all extensive (otherwise this could have [...]... read more

Very Buttery Butter Chicken


12th Jan 2012

Very Buttery Butter Chicken

A classic Indian dish with Pakistani origins; the inspiration behind our own chicken tikka masala... read more