Although this recipe may look difficult because there’s a fairly long list of ingredients some of which you will need to shop for specifically, it’s easily put together. Once you start cooking the spices will fill your kitchen with tantalising aromas and everyone will want to know what you are making and when it is going to be served – it is well worth it!Read more
It may look like something scraped off the forest floor, but tamarind is a stunning ingredient to give food a sour zingRead more
There’s nothing more annoying than a recipe that calls for 1 shallot (or 2, 3, 4…).
How much is that?Read more
Oranges, fresh or squeezed? Learn which does what best!Read more
This is so simple it hardly calls for a recipe. Peel and slice juicy oranges, top with sliced vine tomatoes, sprinkle with small mint leaves and finely sliced green chilli, sprinkle with flaky sea salt, grind over black pepper and drizzle with a fruity extra virgin olive oil. Done! A striking, sweet and zingy salad […]Read more
This dish looks harder than it is ... just allow time so you don't get flustered.Read more
A stalwart of the Italian kitchen.Read more
The Italians say it needs to be as salty as the Mediterranean. How do you know how salty that is if you’ve never swum in it?Read more
Cheesecake is not, traditionally, a dessert eaten in Palestine, but all the ingredients are: the labneh and filo, for example, the nuts and floral orange blossom. Recipe from Falastin by Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley.
The base was Noor’s idea: blitzing up the sheets of filo to make crumbs. Mixing this with the nuts calls baklava to mind. The result, we think, is distinct and special.Read more
Echoes of the Greek dish moussaka are correctly heard here, both in the name and the feel of the dish. It’s a vegetarian take on the hearty, humble, healthy and completely delicious traybake. Recipe from Falastin by Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley.
It works well either as a veggie main or as a side with all sorts of things: piled into a jacket potato, for example, or served alongside some grilled meat, fish or tofu. It’s just the sort of dish you want to have in the fridge ready to greet you after a day out at work. It’s also lovely at room temperature, so it’s great to pile into the Tupperware for an on-the-go lunch.Read more
Looking for new ideas to titillate your taste buds? Try Falastin: A Cookbook.Read more