Fine Fattoush

Another light salad, usually served alongside a tabbouleh to give some options, this one is a sort of Middle Eastern take on the caesar salad with the crispy pita bread “croutons”.  Very light and extremely healthy (I mean you got Radish in there!).  I haven’t included the sumac spice as a must in case you…

A Fantastic Fool – Medamas

There have been remnants of fool medames uncovered in a number of the 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 B.C.) Pharonic tombs in Egypt.  This dish is one of the most common and popular forms of Egyptian street food, and probably the country’s national dish. It is typically a breakfast food, but it is best eaten during the…

Mutabbal

Another Middle Eastern staple, this is for eggplant lovers – like me – a Godsend. This is very similar in appearance and texture to hummus but made entirely out of baked eggplant.  A nice appetizer, the eggplant is a great weighty addition to any meal. Time: 45 min Serves: 6 Good for: Flavourful, ethnic  appetizer…

The Humble Hummus

It is a dish with origins in the Levant — a region that includes Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey — due to the abundance of chickpea agriculture. It is practically guaranteed if you are invited to a Levantine dinner that this will be present on the table.  Interesting fact about Hummus is that some health…