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February 12, 2014
To fry at home, you’ll need to be able to tolerate messes and make peace with calories: there is no neat or virtuous way to go about it.
January 22, 2014
Cravings need to be satisfied and meals must be served: patience goes out the window comes to satisfying cravings.
December 31, 2013
It’s the traditional Arabic sweets shops' wares that I tend to favour – dated storefronts with modest interiors, concealed from street view and found on the ground floors of old residential buildings.
December 26, 2013
I like great coffee, but I won’t suffer for it, and I’d rather drink Nescafe than clean a French press pot every morning of my life.
November 13, 2013
I’ve found that “the best recipe” is a euphemism for “my favourite recipe”, which is often just another way of saying “my mother’s recipe”. I’ve learnt not to trust any of them.
October 23, 2013
Arabs are fiercely dedicated to the particular blended za’atar of their motherlands, claiming their national version to be the best, unequivocally.
October 16, 2013
When it comes to quail meat, grilling is the unanimous winner and medium-rare the perfect texture.
October 9, 2013
Among all the wonderful things to put on, or in, a slab of bread, cheese rises to the top like the cream from which it’s made.
October 2, 2013
I want danger. I prefer the threat of disaster to the slick smugness of a recipe. I ignore rules. Unfortunately, baking is all about rules.
September 18, 2013
Call yourself a foodie? Stop. Just stop.
July 31, 2013
Lemonade can make a person do crazy things.
July 10, 2013
Thirty years later, my rate of consumption is no less extreme – at least to my father, a civilised eater who pauses to consider things and digest them.
July 3, 2013
It always amuses me that people don¿t like cooking for cooks, when I always think we make the most forgiving and appreciative diners.
May 15, 2013
Is there an Arab woman alive who doesn't consistently overestimate how much food her guests can reasonably be expected to eat?