Delicious Recipes For The Culinary Adventurer

Chef Recipe: Grilled Baby Chicken with Tabbouleh

Grilled Baby Chicken with Tabbouleh I had the pleasure of preparing this simple yet succulent recipe during a recent culinary spotlight at Ninive. Inspired by a classic Omani dish, chef Gilles Bosquet uses a French baby chicken that he has deboned, flattened, and...

In My Kitchen: Fresh Strawberry Tart

Fresh Strawberry Tart  When I found a crate of perfectly ripe strawberries last week, I knew that besides grabbing them by their stem and devouring them whole, I had to make a luscious dessert to showcase their beauty. Turns out that a light, pastry cream filled...

Chef Recipe – Beef Fatayer By Gilles Bosquet

Chef Gilles of Ninive shares his recipe for beef Fatayer, a savory pastry filled with ground beef, cinnamon, pine nuts, and raisins.  Served with a light salsa, the fatayer is delicious, comforting and an ode to the flavors of the Middle East. BEEF FATAYER – makes...

Bûche de Noël with Galeries Lafayette

I remember my first Christmas in Paris. A light dusting of snow swept the streets of the right bank’s Marais district where glimmering festive lights illuminated the Parisian landscape. It was romantic, idyllic, and beautiful. My husband and I walked for hours,...

MASTI’s recipe for Turmeric Tommies

Turmeric Tommies  This is the first of the cocktail recipes from my recent article on MASTI.   Turmeric Tommies is a nod to the margarita from Tommy’s, an acclaimed Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. MASTI’s twist includes tequila, mescal, lime juice, and a...

Chef Recipe: Colin Clague’s Turkish Spoon Salad

Treasure Chest of Chef Recipes During my restaurant spotlight on Rüya  with chef Colin Clague, one of the many recipes we prepared together was a Turkish Spoon Salad. Fresh, vibrant, and very simple to make, this tomato-based salad is loaded with vegetables,...

Passion Fruit Meringue Tart Recipe

Passion fruit meringue tart I've had a soft spot for passion fruit many, many years.  My husband and I went on holiday to the Island of Saint Martin in the Caribbean  circa 1998.  The island is divided in two parts, one side is Dutch, and the other, French.  Although...

Chef Recipe: Octopus with Aji Amarillo Potato

Octopus with Aji Amarillo Potato – serves 2 Welcome to the first of my Treasure Chest of Chef Recipes. I have been generously entrusted with these coveted recipes by some of the finest chefs in Dubai, and have adapted each dish in the series to flow well in the home...

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