Delicious Recipes For The Culinary Adventurer

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...

My Apricot Pistachio Tart Recipe

Apricot Pistachio Tart One of the things I love about Ramadan is the stillness that takes over the city, when you can literally feel the energy shifting from a fast paced business hub to an almost zen-like retreat. While daily life goes on as normal, the significance...

An Easy Salmon Tartare Recipe

Salmon Tartare With temperatures nearly as hot as the sun, I’m seriously searching for ways to cool down as we inch our way towards summer. That includes shifting my exercise routine from land to water, and hiding a chic foldable Japanese fan inside my handbag. If you...

Turkish Eggplant in Tomato Sauce

One of the things I love most about cooking are the culinary traditions that pass hands over time. These are the recipes that transcend generations, make their way through the family tree, and give you comfort with each passing year. It’s no secret that I love...

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