Middle East

chocolate and apricot tart recipe

Lebanese chocolate and apricot tart

Several decades ago I was with the Saucy Dressings' Chief Taster on the way to a business meeting in Shepherds Market (yes, really, I know it's famed for other ...
Yashim cooks Istanbul

Yashim Cooks Istanbul

“Reading detective stories in bed. I find this delightful at home, and even more delightful when I am away from home, a lost man. The fuss of the day is done wi...
houmous with walnut oil and cumin recipe

Humous with Walnut Oil and Cumin

"To create the perfect craters you see in houmous served in Turkish restaurants dollop the dip in the centre of the plate, then use the back of the spoon to spr...
Egyptian shrimp with couscous recipe

Egyptian Couscous With Garlic Shrimp

I experimented with this Egyptian dish as part of the collection of recipes from countries where Wellington fought Napoleon, and it turned out to be very succes...