Shish Barak

Shish Barak Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Shish barak are little meat filled dumplings cooked in yoghurt sauce, similar to Turkish manti. I find that the longer the dough rests the easier it is to work with, as the gluten relaxes so it’s less likely to spring back when you […]

Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

Lahmacun Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Lahmacun (or lahmajun) is a contraction of ‘lahm bi ajeen’ literally meaning ‘meat with bread’; and these simple tasty flatbreads are also sometimes referred to as Armenian or Turkish pizza. The dough and lamb topping can also be used to make little Lebanese meat […]

Lamb Stock

Lamb Stock Master Kitchen Basics & Explore New Cuisines & Ingredients with My Online Cooking Classes While we often talk about making chicken (see video below), veal, fish and vegetable stocks, lamb stock is less common. Which is a shame as lamb stock is a flavour bomb – a secret ingredient for making the best […]

Lamb & Bean Soup

Lamb & Bean Soup Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! I made this lamb and bean soup to use up some lovely rich lamb stock leftover from braising lamb shanks. It really is important to use homemade stock for this soup as that’s what gives it such great flavour. Beyond that […]

Dolsot Bibimbap Recipe

Dolsot Bibimbap Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Asian Home Cooking cooking class! I discovered bibimbap in a traditional eatery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – as well as a surprisingly good version on Korean Airlines on the way home – and I’ve been hooked ever since! Bap is the Korean word for ‘rice’ and bibim […]

Mini Banh Mi

Mini Bánh Mí Banh mi are a take-away mainstay. They’re a healthy quick lunch to grab on the run and fun to serve as finger food or a starter if you turn them into little open sandwiches on slices of baguette. Inspired by leftover bits and pieces from a few weeks recipe testing, I whipped […]

Swiss Pastetli (Vol-au-vents)

Swiss Pastetli(Vol-au-Vent) Discover more delicious dishes on my small group Swiss food & wine tour! In Switzerland, pastete means pie and in Swiss adding an “i” to the end of a word forms a diminutive – so a small pie is a pastetli. Pastetli in Switzerland are what we know by the French name vol-au-vent, […]

Baked Scamorza with Salami

Baked Scamorza with Salami I love cheeses that melt to a lovely soft texture without becoming oily, like Italian scamorza. Baked scamorza is a perfect quick dinner with salad and some sliced salumi. In Italy it’s often topped with prosciutto, but I prefer slices of Salumi Australia’s picante (chilli) or finocchietto (fennel) salami for something […]

Southern Ham Salad

SouthernHam Salad Like this recipe? You’ll love my online cooking class featuring the food of America’s Deep South! The American South is famous for smoked ham. It’s fried for breakfast, sliced for sandwiches and popular in this party favourite. It’s called Southern ham salad, but it’s really more of a dip or spread, perfect for […]

Savoury Kunefe

Savoury Künefe I love the flavours in the pastirma börek in my online Turkish cooking class and am impressed by how deliciously easy the sweet kunefe is. So I wondered what would happen if we combined them. Here’s the answer: a simple, crunchy, messy, delicious savoury kunefe! Be inspired to vary the filling – as […]

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