Pistou (Provençal Pesto)

Pistou (Provençal Pesto) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online French cooking class featuring the food of Provence! Pistou is the Provençal cousin of Liguria’s pesto, though it doesn’t contain any cheese or nuts and – unlike a classic pesto alla Genovese – the garlic in pistou packs a real punch. On its own as […]

How To Make Paratha (Kerala Parotta)

How To Make Paratha (Kerala Parotta) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indian cooking class! India has so many delicious flatbreads, including roti, naan, puris and dosas. But Kerala parotta (called paratha in other parts of the country) is my favourite one to make. Making parotta is so easy once you see it done […]

Hand Rolled Pasta (Lombrichi & Cicciones)

Hand Rolled Pasta: Lombrichi & Cicciones Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Sardinian cooking class inspired by Giovanni Pilu! This simple hand rolled pasta dough can be used to make several different rustic pasta shapes with a lovely chewy texture. Lombrichi are a traditional hand rolled pasta from Sardinia. The name means ‘earthworms’ and […]

Ginger & Garlic Paste

Ginger & Garlic Paste Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Thai cooking class inspired by David Thompson! Ginger and garlic paste is a base for many Indian and south east Asian dishes. This recipe is inspired by the Thai version which also includes coriander root. You can buy ginger and garlic paste already made […]

Coriander Pesto

Coriander Pesto Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Caribbean cooking class! I love classic basil pesto alla Genovese (see video below). Pesto means ‘pounded’ – the same as Provençal pistou – so when I had a couple of bunches of coriander leftover in the fridge I wondered what other ingredients might be added for […]

Tabbouleh (Tabouli)

Tabbouleh Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Along with hummus, tabbouleh (tabouli) is perhaps the best-known Lebanese dish outside the Middle East. It was certainly part of my introduction to Lebanese food and I remember my sister’s mother-in-law – Teta as everyone called her – making it in huge metal […]

Batata Harra (Lebanese Spicy Fried Potatoes)

Batata Harra (Spicy Fried Potatoes) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Spicy batata harra is one of the most delicious potato dishes I’ve ever tasted; it’s popular as part of a meze and is great as a side dish with any meat, poultry or seafood. Traditionally the potato is deep-fried […]

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 […]

Ful Medames

Ful Medames Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Ful medames is a creamy Middle Eastern fava bean dip. Served with some fresh warm flatbread, yoghurt, mint, cucumber and olives it’s one of my favourite breakfast dishes, and it’s a great addition to a mezze table too. It’s popular throughout the […]

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 […]

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