How To Prepare Artichokes For Cooking

How To Prepare Artichokes For Cooking Master Kitchen Basics & Explore New Cuisines & Ingredients with My Online Cooking Classes Thorny, primitive-looking globe artichokes are a member of the thistle family and one of my favourite vegetables. People are often uncertain how to prepare artichokes for cooking. It’s easy once you know how, all you […]

Eggplant Fatteh (Fatteh Batenjen)

Eggplant Fatteh Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Fatteh comes from the Arabic verb to ‘break up’ or ‘crumble’, which is what’s done to the stale flatbread in this eggplant fatteh recipe. Fatteh is one of those ingenious peasant dishes created to ensure nothing goes to waste and it’s a […]

Fattoush (Lebanese Bread Salad)

Fattoush Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Whenever I have stale Lebanese bread I generally turn it into pita crisps, then use some of them to make fattoush, one of the easiest and most delicious salads. There are as many variations on fattoush as there are Lebanese cooks. Some recipes […]

Lebanese Cauliflower

Lebanese Cauliflower Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   I love the deep-fried cauliflower often seen as part of a Lebanese mezze, but it can be a touch oily. So I usually roast my Lebanese cauliflower in the oven instead. Roasting gives the same great caramelised flavour with less mess and […]

Ejjeh (Lebanese Omelette)

Ejjeh(Lebanese Omelette) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! In Lebanon, ejjeh (omelettes), typically filled with just green onion and herbs, are popular as a snack, part of a meze, or as a sandwich filling wrapped inside fresh pita – sometimes with a little extra green onion and parsley or onion and […]

Lebanese Lemonade (Batrouni Laimounada)

Lebanese Lemonade Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Homemade lemonade is a delicious treat and very popular in Lebanon and, especially in summer, a typical way to welcome guests. Lebanese lemonade is also called Batrouni lemonade after the resort town of Batroun in northern Lebanon, famous for its beaches, nightlife and […]

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! There are two names for a Middle Eastern dip made from eggplant that’s been heavily roasted – ideally over an open fire or charcoal to give it an addictively smoky aroma – mutabbal, and the better known baba ghanoush. Whether they’re different names […]

How To Segment Citrus

How To Segment Citrus Master Kitchen Basics & Explore New Cuisines & Ingredients with My Online Cooking Classes Segmenting citrus gives dishes a professional finish and is easy once you know how. The same method is used for oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and almost any other citrus fruit. Citrus segments can be used in desserts, […]

How To Make Crispy Fried Shallots

How To Make Crispy Fried Shallots Master Kitchen Basics & Explore New Cuisines & Ingredients with My Online Cooking Classes It’s worth making your own crispy fried shallots at home as they are quite different to (and infinitely better than) the commercially-available ones. Plus you end up with a pot of beautifully scented oil to […]

How to Make Dried Turmeric Powder

How to Make Dried Turmeric Powder Master More Thai Kitchen Basics With This Online Thai Cooking Class Inspired By David Thompson Chef David Thompson showed me how easy it is to make your own ground dried turmeric (powdered turmeric) at home. Of course you can buy it but, as David says, “the perfume and taste […]

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