Shepherds Salad

  This is a really simple salad we ate a lot of when we were in Turkey.  it’s all about the hit of fresh herbs you get in the salad & the tang of the sumac & lemon juice.  Its simple ingredients are common with a lot of salads across […]

Shepherds Salad

Mamool – filled middle eastern biscuits

    Mamool (or ma’amoul) are delicious shortbread biscuits often filled with pistachio or dates.  They’re popular around the Eastern Mediterranean & the Gulf, & often served around religious festivals.  They’re a great little treat, & last for weeks in an airtight container. Whilst simple to make, the pastry does […]

Mamool - filled middle eastern biscuits

Lahmacun – spicy Turkish pizza, with a tahini & herb sauce

A few years back my partner & I were visiting Istanbul during our holiday in Turkey.  We were peckish, & asked our hotel staff whether they could recommend anywhere to go for a quick bite to eat.  They instantly suggested a little place down the road – “they do lahmacun, […]

Lahmacun – spicy Turkish pizza, with a tahini & herb sauce

A simple fresh tomato salsa

Some ready-made dips can taste pretty good – salsa is rarely one of them.  The main issue is that they are cooked to increase shelf life, which makes the end result more like a spicy tomato sauce as opposed to the burst of freshness & heat I’m looking for. This […]

A simple fresh tomato Salsa