Pierogi – made with love, from Poland
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Pierogi – made with love, from Poland

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One of the main dishes people refer to when they talk about Poland is Pierogi. Pierogi are filling and economical to make and used to be considered as peasant food, but gained popularity throughout all social classes

Jordan | Movenpick Bitter Orange Marmalade

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Almost 90% of the produce at Movenpick Dead Sea Resort & Spa is locally sourced which is an incredibly high figure, and you can taste it in the food that you eat, everything tastes fresh, is packed full of colour and full of flavour. Each year 2000 kilos of organic oranges are harvested by the team and made into Bitter Orange Marmalade which you can find as part of the breakfast buffet. We were lucky enough to take part in a cooking class to see how it was made.

Ramadan | Mouhalabieh
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Ramadan | Mouhalabieh

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  It's 6pm towards the end of the first week of Ramadan and I've just got home from another day of handing out food and drink to the construction guys as part of #FillingTheBlues.   There's just over an hour and a bit until the end of the fasting period…

Philippines | Chicken Binacol

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Day 5 #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines brings us to The Ambassador In Paradise Hotel and a tasty lunch where we all order traditional Filipino dishes from the menu.  Adobo for me, which I have fallen in love with, and the dish which seems to have at least 100 recipes on how to make…

Philippines | Brazo de Mercedes

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Day 5 of our trip to the Philippines brings us to the beautiful island of Boracay and to the lovely hotel The Ambassador in Paradise. After a 4 am wakeup call (yes again !) in Cebu, a  short one hour 7 am flight we quickly transfer across to the island…

Ramadan | Coffee Recipes

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Ramadan CoffeeI'm the sort of person who can usually drink a strong double espresso and drop straight to sleep, it's taken years of practice and coffee dedication to develop this 'skill' and some of my coffee loving friends are deeply jealous of my talents ! Over the years, I've honed…

Ramadan | Falafel Waffle

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The team at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC have been busy this year cooking up some innovate magic with a Falafel Waffle which I'm reliably told you can make at home too.  Here's the recipe. Let me know how you get on if you make it. Ramadan Kareem   FALAFEL WAFFLE RECIPE…

No Rice Risotto

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Last week I was invited to a cooking class at Bentley Bistro & Bar  which is in The Galleria, Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, as part of Restaurant Month celebrations. Chef Marouane Bouhmidi treated myself and a journalist to a cooking demonstration where he made No Rice Risotto for us…

World Cocktail Day & a preview of Boa Steakhouse

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World Cocktail day is upon us according to my diary and so it's a great time to share with you some lovely cocktails which I sampled at Boa Steakhouse in Abu Dhabi recently.  With over 5,000 restaurants in Dubai alone, it's a wonder that any of us ever leave Dubai…

Banoffee Pie !!

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Banoffee Pie - the first Banoffee Pie was made in 1972 at The Hungry Monk restaurant in East Sussex (UK).  Originally spelt Banoffi, but now spelled as Banoffee - apparently when first made the restaurant says the dish was so popular that they "couldn't take it off the menu" - I have to agree, this is something I will never stop making as it's a dessert that makes me happy.

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