Middle Eastern food
The Murderous History of Qatar's Most Common Pudding
The origin story of Om Ali contains enough bloodshed to be a 'Game of Thrones' plot line.
Joy Hui Lin
This Egg and Aubergine Brunch Dish Will Make You Feel Like You're Poolside in Marrakesh
Josh Katz of London’s Berber & Q shows us how to make his grilled courgette, pickled aubergine, and yogurt breakfast dish—topped with chili breadcrumbs.
Meet the Woman Bringing Yemeni Food to the London Brunch Scene
“People from the outside either know nothing about the country or they only focus on the negatives, so food is a way to change this perception.”
'Displaced Dishes' Shares the Recipes of Refugees in Greece's Second Largest Camp
Sometimes, remembering favourite dishes, arguing over ingredients, and telling their stories is as close as the refugees get to home.
Middle Eastern food
A Sugar-Saturated Guide to Middle Eastern Sweets
After Great British Bake Off contestants were left confused by a recipe for ma’amoul, I headed to London bakery Patisserie Patchi to sample some of their most popular Arabic desserts.
Welcome to the World’s Least Likely Palestinian Restaurant
What the Fattoush? is run by two non-Arabs out of a bar in East London. But its dishes—and commitment to Palestinian causes—are genuine.
Yasmin Khan’s New Cookbook Is a ‘Fun, Frightening, Joyful, Stressful’ Adventure into Palestinian Food
In 'Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen,' the London food writer travelled Palestine, collecting stories and recipes from the people who live there.
'Grandma Cooking' Is the Inspiration for Rose Previte's Middle Eastern Restaurant
"In Maydān, we’re creating a space for expats and exiles to feel safe," the Lebanese-American chef says.
How We Went from Running Nightclubs to a Jerusalem-Inspired Restaurant
“Although the relationship in a nightclub is different to a restaurant, you’re still working to create a mood,” says Zoё Paskin, one half of the team behind The Palomar and The Barbary in London.
Portraits of Europe's Most Popular Kebabs
From the famous Turkish döner of Berlin to Holland’s monster kapsalon topped with Gouda, kebabs are Europe’s favourite drunk food. We took a look at how this grilled meat snack differs around the Continent.
This Restaurant Banned Avocado from Its Menu for Being Too Basic
“Avocado should complement dishes, and the team behind the restaurant believes it is time to share the limelight with some other culinary stars.”
A Modern Israeli Food Tour of London
To better understand Israeli cooking in Britain today, I joined The Barbary chef Eyal Jagermann and Oxford anthropologist Joel Hart to eat my way around a Turkish grill house, Middle Eastern confectioners, beigel shop, and Iraqi fish joint.