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Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

Moroccan tagine is essentially a slow-cooked stew made from meat, generally lamb or chicken, but can contain anything from duck to fish. Here is my favourite tagine recipe, Moroccan lamb tagine with Prunes and Almonds, which I learnt to make in Marrakech, Morocco. Moroccan Lamb Tagine...
North African Chakchouka recipe

North African Chakchouka recipe

In our land there are as many couscous as villages, as many tagines as vegetable gardens and, as many desserts as orchards and as many recipes, jealously guarded, as families. Mourad ‘Momo’ Mazouz ‘Momo’ Mazouz writes this in the introduction to his The Momo Cookbook...
Fast Omelette with Bacon Recipe

Fast Omelette with Bacon Recipe

Fast omelette making skills can come in handy when you’re in a hurry, when you have friends over for a weekend breakfast, whether you’re feeding a big family on holidays, or when you have a hungry wife. Here’s my fast omelette with bacon recipe. While we...
Entertaining Away

Entertaining Away

“Will you be having one of these parties at every destination you visit?” was the most common question I fielded at our buzzy Grantourismo launch party in London on Thursday night. Maybe. For us, entertaining away is one of the most fun things to do...
Our Dubai sunset soiree

Our Dubai sunset soiree

We hosted a little Arabian-inspired pre-launch party for Grantourismo yesterday here at our villa on The Palm. As is typical of Dubai, our guest list was multicultural, and included Dubai bloggers and ‘tweeps’, and a handful of friends, all from the media, publishing, arts, hospitality,...
Scrambled Eggs with Arabic Sausage and Za’atar Toast recipe

Scrambled Eggs with Arabic Sausage and Za’atar Toast recipe

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a late weekend eggs breakfast, or a slow breakfast on a holiday. This scrambled eggs with Arabic sausage and za’atar toast recipe gives a Middle Eastern twist to classic scrambled eggs. After a couple of coffees and an...
The One About The Cleaver and Other Kitchen Utensils

The One About The Cleaver and Other Kitchen Utensils

In planning for our global grand tour I’ve had to think about what kitchen utensils I will want to use in holiday rentals along the way – and what I can justify taking in my luggage. For starters, I’m going to need a cleaver… It has also...
Deconstructing The Dish: Cooking the Quintessential Plates of Places

Deconstructing The Dish: Cooking the Quintessential Plates of Places

One of the goals of our yearlong grand tour of the world, in which we’ll focus on slow, local and experiential travel, will be to gather knowledge and experiences — an essential ingredient of the traditional grand tour. My focus will be culinary and learning about local cuisines...