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Moroccan Instant Preserved Lemons with Aromatics

By | 2017-05-08T12:54:15+00:00 December 6th, 2011|Edible Gifts, Food, Recipe Index, Recipes|

This is the first post in my on-going series on edible gifts, just in time for the holiday season. Preserved Lemons are essential to Moroccan and Middle Eastern cookery, versatile and a really simple-to-make but thoughtful gift to give.

Moroccan Lemon & Cumin Lamb and Vegetable Stew

By | 2017-05-08T13:02:01+00:00 July 25th, 2011|Featured Articles, Food, Mains, Meat, Recipe Index, Recipes|

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.

Indo-Moroccan Spiced Roast Chicken – with spicy pineappple wedges & roasted almonds

By | 2017-05-18T15:20:19+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Chicken & Poultry, Food, Mains, Recipe Index, Recipes|

My mother called it Tandoori chicken. Roasted on a silver baking tray it would envelop the kitchen in the musky, woody aroma of ground jeera (cumin) and the fresh slices of pineapple she added would caramelise and char slightly, releasing a sweet perfume. Not quite tandoori chicken, but I take those memories and make an Indo-Moroccan spiced roast chicken.

Spiced Moroccan Vegetable Soup

By | 2017-05-08T13:03:40+00:00 June 7th, 2011|Food, Recipe Index, Recipes, Soups & Stews|

This soup recipe forms part of my North African Odyssey, and a nod to our travels in Morocco. It's a simple, warming combination of flavours that I go back to, without fail, every winter - ginger, cinammon and cumin. Welcome to destination travel in a mouthful.

Buffets Around The World

By | 2017-04-05T14:25:41+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Cities, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Restaurants, Travel|

Buffets Around the World - Top Resort Restaurants Resort dining is on trend with the rise in culinary tourism. These are our picks of 10 of the best buffets around the world at resort restaurants. For Luxury Travel Magazine, Australia.  Buffets rebuffed feature for Luxury Travel Magazine, Australia The restaurant offering wasn’t always a [...]

Food Travel Trends 2015

By | 2017-04-06T17:45:35+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel|

Food Travel Trends 2015 - the tastiest destinations this year We’ve got our eye on the following 8 regions for delicious plates of local fare. Some of it can be found at fine dining and award winning restaurants, innovative and crafty markets, and at bustling curb-sides with queues that stretch for blocks. From spiced pigeon [...]

Markets & Cooking in Fez, Morocco

By | 2017-05-05T16:32:25+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Markets & Cooking in Fez, Morocco Even before we reach our riad, a silent journey from Meknes with a surly but kind driver, I decide that I like Fes. Leaving Riad Norma, in the steep enclave of Ziat, we huff and puff at a hurried pace to our cooking class at Clock Café. Past the [...]

Chicken Pastilla (Chicken B’Stilla)

By | 2017-05-08T11:25:04+00:00 January 31st, 2013|Africa, As Seen On, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Chicken & Poultry, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Travel in Africa|

Chicken pastilla (b'stilla) - the uniquely Moroccan savoury and sweet pastry. My experience in the markets and cooking at a class in Fes, Morocco.