Roses seem to be the traditional flower for Valentine's; they are such a beautiful flower but as I'm all about the food - I prefer to eat them! Using rosewater and rose petals was something very new for me (other than a Turkish delight bar as a child) when I started cooking Middle Eastern food. I love the flavour it brings to both sweet and savoury food. Check out our favourite rosewater recipes below.
Move over Christmas canapés - hello grazing platter. Forget about the fiddly finger food and prepare some delicious dips and nibbles and display on a serving platter for your guests stuck in. Recipes for our favourite dips (which happen to be vegan) and how to put it all together below. You can of course pick up these dips in the deli too if short on time and add some cheese or cured meats.
Labneh is probably the easiest cheese you can make at home and it's a great one for parties over the festive season. Who's not impressed by someone making their own cheese? It’s creamy like a cream cheese but is also tangy and adds a zing to your meal/party spread.
Labneh brings us back to Israel where you can find it served by the Druze community on the side of the road on hot flatbread fresh from a charcoal heated pan, drizzled with oil and za'a...
You might have guessed by the name we chose for our business that we love mezze; usually appetisers served at the start of the meal in the Middle East. But they are so much more than appetisers; they can be a meal in itself and any leftovers are savoured and make the most amazing sandwiches the next day. However, what I love most about mezze is the act of sharing. I find dishes served onto the centre of the table and shared with your loved one, friends or f...
A selection of quick & tasty recipes and ideas to add some Middle Eastern warmth to your meals using our newly launched spice blends. Follow the Irish food gurus John and Sally McKenna:
Every lentil soup needs Hawaiij, a Yemeni spice mix. Every egg needs Dukkah. Every kebab needs to be rubbed with Baharat. The three little jars unlock the scents and subtleties of the Middle East like nothing else that you can buy. Inspired and, indeed, inspiring.