In the pantry: Dukkah

On the menu of modern Middle Eastern influenced restaurants, dukkah has been making appearances. The Egyptian spice blend of toasted nuts and seeds and is often served as a dip with bread and olive oil. But it can also be used to sprinkle on top of pasta, roasted vegetables, and even fruit salad. Dukkah can vary from ingredient to ingredient but the most common ones … Continue reading In the pantry: Dukkah

Reaching out: How Sahar Elsemary tells stories with food

Before she proceeded walking, Sahar Elsemary paused in front of the halal butcher, gathering everyone together to explain what it means to be Muslim. As a Taste Cultural Food Tours guide, Elsemary said she hopes to be able to educate people about the Middle Eastern culture, from food through to religion. Elsemary‚Äôs desire to teach stems back to when she still lived in Egypt and … Continue reading Reaching out: How Sahar Elsemary tells stories with food