Freshly ground cumin, lemony sumac, the boldness of garlic, the smooth earthy nuttiness of the walnut, all balanced with a drizzle of honey and the sweet nibble of a pomegranate aril. An adaptation of a Lebanese chicken recipe.
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Mexico City Food Guide, Muchas Graçias Mexico City – colourful, chaotic, and a crash-course in street-food, as Ishay Govender-Ypma learns, tasting her way through markets and curb-side stalls. Fine dining your north star? Check! But you’ll soon be drawn back to the abuela-style dishes found in the simple diners and homes around town. My Mexico [...]
Brazilian food is a mix of influences, from Africa to Portugal and the immigrant cultures of the Japanese and Lebanese too. Where to get the best bites in Rio and São Paulo.
Dining in Dubai - the Real Food of Dubai This article appears in Good Taste SA, June 2014 Packing your bags with the appropriate attire for dining in Dubai can be a nerve-wracking experience. It isn’t about knowing when it’s appropriate to show a little skin, and how much, in this the largest of the [...]
There is far more to Dubai than high-rise buildings, shopping malls and desert safaris. Arva Ahmed, a food guide, helps guests to piece together the cultural fabric of the city, through food exploration tours.
Roasted Butternut, Crisp Apple & Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing - pomegranate molasses from Istanbul and a flashback to the Grand Bazaar.
I find myself longing for the comfort of the Sunday meal on a weekday too and roasting a chicken isn't any strenuous effort. Apart from mixing up a marinade to slather over it, and turning it over a few times, there isn't much to be done.
This Lamb & Vegetable Stew is given a distinctly Moroccan Twist by the addition of lip-smacking preserved lemons and freshly ground cumin. Chilli adds an exciting bite.
The Cape Town food loving community has adopted Meat Free Monday with zeal and while we all attempt to reduce our carbon foot print, re- use, re-purpose and recycle, eating a meat free meal one or more times a week is a contribution toward that end and just makes sense. A really easy, fuss free meat free meal (or accompaniment to a meal) is grilled aubergine served with home-made hummus and a dollop of thick natural yoghurt dusted with zaatar, a lemony sesame seed Lebanese spice.