Kibbeh is a type of Syrian food.

Around the world: Syrian

Syrian cuisine is much like the first cousin of Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, mainly because it was so heavily influenced by the Ottoman Empire. This means they’re huge fans of tangy, salty, and sour flavours. One of the many highlights of Syrian food is their version of tapas known as mezza, which refers to a generous serving of small dishes such as dips or salad. … Continue reading Around the world: Syrian

In the pantry: Sumac

In the pantry: Sumac

Sumac is the flower of a short shrub grown in many subtropical regions, in particular Africa and North America. Tart in flavour and acidic in nature, Sumac is commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine sprinkled over in salads or as part of a meat marinade. It is often a substitute for lemon because the tanginess of sumac is not as overpowering. The bonus is that … Continue reading In the pantry: Sumac

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

Around the world: Moroccan

The most popular ingredient to come out of Moroccan cuisine is couscous, mainly because it can be added to salads or even used to soak up all the extra sauce of any stewed dish. But Moroccan cuisine is more than just about this wheat staple. The Mediterranean-Arab influenced cuisine often use ingredients that are commonly seen in either Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cooking, including saffron, … Continue reading Around the world: Moroccan

How Fouad Kassab rose from humble beginnings

“Our food is about built-in inherit equality,” said Fouad Kassab as he tries to describe what makes Lebanese food unique. He went on to say that unlike “newly formed cuisines” such as the way Americans and Australians eat “where there’s a massive amount of abundance, but not too high of a quality”, Lebanese food is about “maximisation, equality, and extracting the most amount of flavour … Continue reading How Fouad Kassab rose from humble beginnings