Comment on 10 Must-Eat Foods When Visiting Jerusalem by Karen A Bonk
Comment on 10 Must-Eat Foods When Visiting Jerusalem by Karen A Bonk
By Janice Nieder
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Although most people plan a trip to Jerusalem, the world’s holiest city, to explore the many sacred Jewish, Christian, and Islamic landmarks, or their ancient archeological sites, I have to admit that I was there mainly for the food.
The Israeli culinary scene is a creative conglomeration of cuisines from countless immigrants who migrated to Jerusalem, bringing their cherished family recipes from North Africa, the Mediterranean and other Middle eastern countries. It’s amazing that even though half of Israel is desert, they still manage to produce some of the most succulent fruits and veggies (often organic) I’ve ever eaten. Just a few not-to-be-missed mainstays you’ll find throughout the city are falafel, hummus, olives, halvah, chopped veggie salads, local fish from the Jordan River, fresh-squeezed fruit juices, fabulous breads, and a variety of honey filo-dough desserts.
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Israelis really buy into the “ Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” mantra. The best way to appreciate this fact, in luxurious style, is at the historic American Colony Hotel’s bountiful breakfast buffet. They have multiple tables laden with a kaleidoscope landscape of farm fresh salads, smoked and pickled fish, a variety of cheeses ranging from salty Bulgarian whites to buttery triple – crèmes , heavenly spinach and potato bourekas (baked phyllo dough stuffed with cheese, spinach or potatoes) olives, hummus, tahini, yogurts, crusty whole grain breads, croissants, pastries and a multitude of hot dishes. One standout was the shakshouka; an Israelis breakfast staple consisting of poached eggs nestled in a sauce of chunky tomatoes, chili peppers, onions and spices. If you’re short on time, a breakfast here is like the Cliff Notes on Israeli food since you can easily sample many popular dishes in one just one meal.
Best Hummus Hole-in-the Wall
I was never a big hummus fan until I ventured into Abu Shukri , highly touted in every guidebook as THE place to go to for hummus. Located in the Muslim Quarter of Old Jerusalem, this charmless spot is absolutely void of customer service. If you’re looking for a new friend, keep walking, but if you want to see alchemy in action, there is nothing more miraculous than how Abu Shukri takes the plebian chickpea, grinds it with tahini, garlic and a little lemon juice–magically resulting in a bowl of silky bean puree topped with toasted pine nuts, whole chick peas or fava beans and further anointed with a generous puddle of olive oil. Then you simply tear off hunks of pita, dip, eat and repeat.
Many Israelis feel as strongly about their falafels, as they do their politics. To see this in action simply ask a group of Jerusalemites, “Who serves the best falafel?” and watch the frenzied debate that ensues. My contender is the Godfather of falafel stands, fittingly named Shalom Falafel , which has reigned supreme since 1945. The employees move fast here, with little patience for laggers, so its best to decide what you want before joining the inevitable lunchtime queue at this pint-sized joint. Choose between the manageable open-jawed pita or the flat blanket-sized pita bread known as “lafa”. Each come filled with hot falafel, (crisply fried balls of delicately seasoned ground chickpeas) topped with garden delights such as pickles, peppers, tomato salad moistened with tahini and a zingy green sauce.
Memorable bites at the Famous Mahaneh Yehuda Market a.k.a. The Shuk”
One way to experience the real Jerusalem color is to join the throngs of mankind at this cacophonous food market haphazardly lined with hundreds of stalls stocked with the finest local produce, freshly ground coffee, exotic teas and spices, dried fruits and nuts, fish, meat, cheese, olives, and baked goods. After a recent revitalization, a number of new boutiques and trendy cafes were added. Bob and weave amongst the swarms of tourists jostling alongside local babushka- wearing bubbes (grandmothers) bent under the weight of their shopping bags. Heed the cry of the vendors who “lure” you into their stall by offering tantalizing samples of halvah, spoonfuls of sesame-flavored tahini, a cup of fragrant pomegranate tea, or a glistening black olive.
Tip: This is the best spot to stock up on gifts for your foodie friends back home. I bought big bags (which I later divided into individual gift baskets) of dried pomegranate tea, halvah, olives and Za’atar, a wildly addictive Middle Eastern spice mixture of green herbs, sesame and salt that can be used on everything from chicken to yogurt, or just blend it with olive oil for a delectable bread dip.
You can easily spend hours here, lost in a pleasurable sensory haze as you aimlessly nibble your way through the winding alleyways but here are a few standouts you worth searching out:
Israel’s Finest Cheese Store
Basher’s Fromagerie opened in 1956 and is now on their third generation of Basher’s running the shop. It is considered to be the finest cheese outlet in Israel. In addition to the over 850 varieties of cheese (think feta , local goat cheese , labeneh , pesto flavored gouda, and the creamiest cottage cheese imaginable) you’ll find a nicely curated selection of imported wine, beer, Italian pastas and other gourmet items. If Eli is there, take time to chat, since this charming cheese connoisseur is happy to share his knowledge during an impromptu tasting. “After all,” he says, “Cheese, like chocolate, should leave you with a smile on your face.”
A Chocoholics Dream Come True
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The landmark, no-frills, Marzipan Bakery is basically just a cash register surrounded by piles of Jewish challah, Moroccan cookies, Syrian pastries and a variety of packaged cookies, but their legion of fans swarm the place for one reason: their gooey, fudge-y, piping-hot, killer-rich chocolate rugelach.
Chokmat Haburekas Mehaifa roughly translates to “Burekas from the Wisdom of Haifa”, which doesn’t make much sense except that you’d be wise to stop here for their feather light filled pastries. Owner Efi says that the reason his burekas are so flaky is because he makes them with canola oil rather than using margarine, which many bakers here use to keep the products kosher. Popular varieties are potato and cheese, but versions filled with mushrooms, eggplant, and spinach are also available. All are served with tahini, pickles, egg and spicy gravy. Efi grew up in Haifa. One day he was caught stealing burekas from a famous bakery. The owner took pity on him and told him that if he wanted to eat burekas he would teach Efi how to make them. Fast forward many years later, Efi had learned how to make the perfect burekas, got married, moved to Jerusalem and opened his shop.
Can you guess what The Halva Kingdom is known for? Before I stopped in here I thought that halva, a rich, crumbly confection made from ground sesame seeds and sugar or honey was available in vanilla, chocolate or a marbled version. Yet Halva Kingdom makes about 100 different flavors such as coconut, pecan, poppy seed, pistachio and coffee. Some are even available in sugar-free versions. All their halva is made from scratch using only the finest Ethiopian sesame seed that is ground by a millstone.
Manou ba Shouk
I had just finished my final lap of the market and was so full that I actually turned down my 9th free sample of Halvah when I spied the most appealing looking dish at Manou ba Shouk , a Lebanese Kosher Restaurant perched right in the middle of the market. It turned out to be a whole baked eggplant swimming in a pool of creamy tahini. Combining these two pristine ingredients proved that the sum really is greater than the parts. You could further guild the lily with the addition of falafel or chopped meat.
If you’re starting to run out of steam ask anyone for directions to Uzi-Eli Chezi’s Juice Bar where you’ll find the famed “Ertrog Man” selling shots of his etrog-based juice, a potent citrus fruit. Chezi, a third generation Yemenite healer, claims etrog can cure any ill, from treating skin problems to improved masculine virility. At the very least he says his juice contributes to the “health and happiness of the people.” Uzi-Eli also sells etrog soaps, creams and cosmetics that have the same curative properties.
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Down the street from the market is the unabashedly cool Machneyuda restaurant, run by three wildly inventive Israeli chefs. When they first opened the restaurant, the trio just wanted a place where they could serve “happy” food. They had no inkling that their restaurant would rapidly become the Israeli equivalent to California’s Chez Panisse- a culinary mecca for serious foodies, which is rather surprising since it’s so much fun. Although the restaurant is pricey, it’s anything but pretentious. The style could best be described as flea-market chic, with mismatched chairs, flower-power wallpaper decorated with childhood photos of the gorgeous staff. Instead of stuffy floral arrangements you’ll find wooden crates overflowing with colorful fruits and veggies, which somehow all comes together in one marvelous mess. Maybe it’s because the staff is extremely gracious and well trained, the menu changes twice a day based on what catches the chef’s eye at the market that morning, and they are dead serious when it comes to preparing delicious, creative, farm-fresh food.
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Every seat has a view of the interactive open kitchen, and it’s great fun to watch the chefs in action…whether they are whipping up a sauce, pounding out a beat on the pots or stopping for quick dance before coming to your table to put the finishing touches on a dish the might be presented in a mason jar, paper bag or mini-skillet. However, you’ll definitely need to make reservations way in advance. Janice Nieder
Janice could be the love child of Indiana Jones and Julia Child. She was a specialty food consultant in NYC with a client list that included Tavern on the Green and Dean & Deluca. A culinary trendsetter, Janice has visited almost 100 countries searching out gastronomic adventures. She might be found sharing a smoked monkey dinner with Shuar Indians in the Amazon jungle or “running with the dogs” while truffle hunting in Marche, Italy. To keep things in balance, Janice also writes about her Girlfriend Getaways, including everything from luxurious city penthouses and Michelin starred meals to bespoke travel in remote destinations. You can follow her travels at www.janicenieder.com
In many south indian vegetarian feasts for such events as the OP is planning, there will be one salsa (thick chutney consistency) dish made from gudametige [ googled and found out that it is also called asthisamhari, asthisamhrta • Tamil: perandai .] He can ask the chef about it. This is a good chutney/salsa to eat a small dose everyday — with toast, idly etc.. for good bone health. In feasts it serves the purpose of a digestive aid. There are recipes for how to make this on the internet-youtube, especially in Tamil. There is also another TVprogram recipe on youtube for this same chutney that uses a lot of curry leaves with the gudametige. The tender top pieces of the plant give a nice dish; the thicker mature pieces need more sauteeing before the chutney is ground in the mixie.
This is a wild cactus like plant growing in arid climates (deccan plateau in the south), and is widely used in medicines, especially to accelerate bone growth, and relieve pain in joints and to rebuild bone density in aged people. The juice of this plant is used when we made urid papads at home. This is especially useful to increase the cohesive strength of the rolled out papad (it is oily as it is rolled) so that it can be peeled off the wooden/stone rolling surface, and transferred to a white cloth (usually a dothi). Aunties used to say that the strength comes from gudametige juice.
In USA, I took an elder relative to the various exotic food shops in town, and she found Nopales as the closest substitute, and made quite a nice series of chutneys with it. Nopales is used in Mexican cuisine for salsas (to eat with corn chips). This is also high in natural Calcium mineral, and the native “indians” in Morelos area (Mexico) used this in various foods, and to raise strong runners and soccer players. This is easily available (even the spines already-removed variety) in grocery stores that serve hispanics. A typical chutney can be made with sauteed finely diced nopales, ginger, onion, curry leaves, sambar powder (chili+coriander), cumin seeds, asafoetida and salt. Tomatillos, tomatoes, etc.. add the colors that you want in your chutney.
What 11 chefs eat when they go to the Disney parks
What 11 chefs eat when they go to the Disney parks Arielle Tschinkel HarshLight/Flickr These chefs can’t get enough Disney food. Not only are the Disney parks known for their innovative rides and attractions, but vacationers from all over the globe also get to enjoy world-class dining options when they visit Disneyland and Walt Disney World. From iconic theme park snacks like Mickey bars and turkey legs to elevated global cuisines from five-star restaurants, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during a day at the parks. INSIDER spoke with 11 chefs and one restaurateur to see what they like to eat in between rides on Splash Mountain, and yes, several of them chow down on churros, just like you do.
No matter which coast you’re riding Splash Mountain on, you’ll find a vast array of food options to enjoy when dining at Disney , from iconic theme park snacks like Mickey bars and turkey legs to elevated cuisine from five-star restaurants.
INSIDER spoke with 10 chefs and one restaurateur to see what they like to eat in between rides on the Haunted Mansion, and yes, several of them chow down on churros, just like you do. One chef, a huge Disney fan, simply can’t resist the Giant Turkey Leg. INSIDER Turkey legs.
Chef AJ Voytko, the executive chef at Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar in Portland, Oregon, said that the smoked turkey leg is an “absolute must when visiting the parks,” which can be found at all six of Disney’s North American parks.
Voytko spent his early culinary career in southern California, making a point to enjoy the salty, savoury snack item anytime he’s back in Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure. This celebrity chef sticks to the“tried and true classics,” snacking his way throughout the parks. Disney Parks Mickey soft pretzels.
“My favourite treats to get at Disney are the Mickey-shaped soft pretzels and the corn dog nuggets,” said Wayne Elias, co-owner of Rockwell Table & Stage and Crumble Catering in Los Angeles.
“My favourite things about them are that they’re easiest to eat while getting around the park. I love sticking to tried and true classics in terms of theme park snacking. My other favourites are cotton candy, cheeseburgers, fries, churros, and anything from Candy Palace!” Several chefs mentioned churros as their all-time favourite Disney snack. Disney Parks Disney churros.
Edward Huang, the chef, and co-founder of Zai Lai in New York City says that churros are his favourite food, hands down, and told INSIDER, “My first time eating one of them ever was at Disneyland in Anaheim. I had an annual pass in high school and made sure to get them every time. It’s still my favourite thing to eat there – they’re delicious and I love the crunchiness.”
Brian Malarkey , chef, and partner at Herb & Wood in San Diego, California, also cited churros as one of his favourite indulgences inside the park. Churros aren’t the only classic Disney snack Malarkey loves. YouTube/ Disney Parks Mickey Beignets.
“I just participated in the Disneyland Food & Wine Festival, and it’s always exciting to try the bites that come to life on the Culinary Stage at the happiest place on earth,” he told INSIDER, adding that “when the festival isn’t going on,” he loves noshing on the hand-dipped corn dogs from The Red Wagon, Mickey Beignets from the Mint Julep Bar , and the fried pickles from Carnation Café , all located within the Disneyland park.
He’s also a fan of two beloved meals in the park: the clam chowder soup in a sourdough bread bowl from the Royal Street Veranda and the Monte Cristo sandwich at Café Orleans , both in Disneyland. One chef loves the gluten-free churros and praises Disney’s allergy-friendly offerings. Mark Mitchell/Flickr Gluten-free churros.
Katie Moseman, chef and author of “ Gluten-Free World Tour Cookbook ,” lives less than an hour from Disney World and visits the parks nearly every weekend. She told INSIDER, “My absolute favourite food is the gluten-free churros available at Nomad Lounge inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.
“Disney’s food allergy program is world-class, and well-known in the food allergy community, making it a dream destination for those who (like me) suffer from food allergies and intolerances.” A chef at the top-rated Disney World resort loves the offerings at Epcot’s Canada pavilion. Disney World Wild Mushroom Beef Filet with Truffle Butter.
Scott Hunnel serves as executive chef at Victoria & Albert’s , a five-star restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and when he spends time in nearby Epcot, he beelines right for the Canada pavilion.
“ Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot’s Canada pavilion has two of my favourite dishes: the Wild Mushroom Beef Filet with Truffle Butter and the Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup,” he told INSIDER.
Can’t snag a reservation at the highly coveted table service spot? Hunnel gave this pro tip: “One of my favourite times of the year is during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and, during the festival, the Canada Marketplace serves both items (smaller portions) so I can get my favourites as I graze throughout the festival.” One Nashville chef heads to two deluxe resorts for her favourite treats but also loves a classic park favourite. Disney Parks Mickey-shaped ice cream.
Maneet Chauhan, the co-owner and executive chef at Chauhan Ale & Masala House in Nashville visits two beloved restaurants at the resorts: Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
“I love going to Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge,” Chauhan told us. “They have a rotating menu, but their Indian-style bread service with an array of chutneys is my favourite. They are all so flavorful and fun.”
She added, “Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a great spot too. If you have a group with a sweet tooth, the Kitchen Sink is a must-try, but if you’re looking for something smaller then don’t skip out on the Mickey-shaped ice cream bars,” which can be found throughout the parks and resorts. This restaurateur also sings the praises of Sanaa’s bread service. Flickr/Sam Howzit Sanaa’s bread service.
“The bread service at Sanaa in Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village is a must-do for anyone looking for a memorable Disney food experience,” said It comes with five different types of naan and nine different accompaniments, making it the perfect starter for a group or dinner by itself,” said Briana Volk , who owns Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, Little Giant, and Giant in Portland, Maine and wrote Northern Hospitality , and travels to Disney World several times per year. A chef with a restaurant at Disney Springs has another favourite spot on the property. Disney Springs Morimoto Asia.
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has a restaurant, Morimoto Asia , at the new Disney Springs. But as for what he eats when he’s not in the kitchen at his own restaurant, Morimoto said he loves the Hummingbird Cake at his pal Art Smith’s restaurant Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ . It’s a pineapple-banana cake with cream cheese frosting served with seasonal fruit and vanilla ice cream. One Disney World chef has favourites at three different parks. Walt Disney World Tequila flight at La Cava del Tequila.
No matter where you are in Walt Disney World, you’re sure to find both savoury and sweet snacks for any craving you’ve got. Ryan Schelling, an executive sous chef at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, has favourite snacks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and Epcot’s World Showcase.
He loves the candied almonds and the Golden Monkey Belgian Ale at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the salted caramel chocolate covered apples from the circus tent in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland area, and the Bratwurst and the Oktoberfest lager at the Germany Pavilion, as well as chips and guacamole with a tequila flight at La Cava del Tequila at the Mexico Pavilion, both at Epcot. This executive chef has several favourite treats for a day at Disneyland. Sam Howzit/Wikimedia Commons Trader Sam’s.
Alisa Rosa , an executive chef and blogger at The Chef Chic, told INSIDER that she loves to enjoy frozen lemonade during a day at Disneyland, calling it “so refreshing and fun,” and easy to find at various food carts and kiosks at the parks.
She also loves to enjoy a freshly baked cookie and a hot chocolate when the temperatures dip to watch the nighttime fireworks on Main Street USA.
Her go-to spot for a cocktail is Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar , with two locations, both in Disneyland and Disney World. She told us, “After a few hours in the park it’s a nice break to take the monorail over and sip on a ridiculously priced cocktail in a fun atmosphere.” Business Insider Emails & Alerts
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A Taste of the World’s Best Spice Markets
A Taste of the World’s Best Spice Markets Exploring Spice Markets From The Orient To Oaxaca VIEWS
“He who controls the spice, controls the universe.” – Frank Herbert, Dune
Like a lot of things in modern life, it’s easy to take herbs and spices for granted. But there was a time when wars were fought over the humble powders found in our spice racks and kitchen cupboards.
Spices have been important to mankind almost from the start. Early man used spices and leaves as a way of preserving meat. The strong taste of spices were used to cover the flavor of meat that was no longer fresh.
Early man had an instinctive knowledge of the healing power of different herbs. To this day, many still prefer to use plant-based treatments. (Not surprising when so many of our modern day drugs were developed by studying the healing property of a certain herb before developing a synthetic version.)
Ancient Egypt was the first culture to document their use of spices. Not only did they use spices and herbs in the mummification of pharaohs but also for medicines and perfumes. Workers building the great pyramids were fed a diet, including a lot of garlic, onion, and spices, as the Egyptians knew this would allow them to maintain a healthy condition for longer.
By the time the bible was written, spices had reached a prominent place in a number of cultures. The bible mentions spices being given as gifts and used for trading. Indeed, Jesus was gifted gold, frankincense and myrrh, and the wise men valued spices on par with gold.
Over the course of hundreds of years, the Middle East became the world’s spice hub. From 1000 B.C., Arabs took control of the lucrative spice trade that provided the backbone to their economy. By now, demand was growing in Europe. Cinnamon, nutmeg, amongst others, were bought from China and India, then transported across the Middle East and into Europe.
During the Middle-Ages, spices started taking on significance in Europe. Before long, they were regarded as the ultimate luxury and status symbol. Access to a variety of spices was one of the ways the rich liked to display their wealth.
With vast amounts of money to be made, it wasn’t long before European nations wanted a fast, direct, connection to the Far East. During the late 15th century, European powers started exploring the possibility of sailing there.
Previously, all trade had been conducted via the spice route. This meant paying the fees charged by Middle Eastern traders or attempting the hazardous journey themselves. Venice and the Ottoman Empire had control over the route and were growing increasingly rich from the tariffs they charged. It was against their interests to allow European traders an easy passage, and bandits were commonplace.
When a Portuguese explorer named Bartoloméu Dias and his crew became the first to sail round the Cape of Good Hope, a new route was opened up to Europe. The race was on to get ships to the Far East.
Soon after, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. Different spices (such as allspice) were imported as a new age of spice arrived.
Spice markets today still have much in common with the ones from long ago. Wandering through a spice market is a treat for the senses. Walking between different stalls, your eyes take in powders of every color, arranged in tubs or piled high in hemp sacks. Different smells, competing calls, and bartering of tradesmen swirl through the air. Barcelona, Spain
Spain is the spiritual home of paprika, one of the most popular and versatile spices in the world. Paprika is made of two peppers, capsicum and annuum, which originated in Mexico. The Spanish were the first to import them and turn them into powder. It’s milder than most other spices. For this reason it is used to add flavor without turning up the heat.
Fittingly, paprika continues to thrive in Spain. Today, Barcelona is home to a gold medal winning paprika, de la Vera paprika. This is one of the markets main claims to fame.
The Boqueria market dates back to at least 1217. It started out as a small, open-air market that sold meat, predominantly pork, and was linked to the existing market of Plaça Nova. In 1853 a structured market was built and in 1914 the metal roof was finished.
The market is popular among tourists and gets crowded as the day wears on. Most locals make sure they’re in and out before 10:30 a.m. After that tourists meander from stall to stall, leisurely sampling delicious produce at a slow pace, causing heavy foot traffic. Saturday is the busiest day, which is when local families come to buy their weekly products.
You can find more than just herbs and spices. There are stalls selling fresh fruit and fruit salads, pastries and fresh seafood. Different hams and cured meat hang from ceilings. You can even find plants and flowers, handmade wallets, scarves, and hats. Istanbul, Turkey Image Source: wikimedia/Karelj
The Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, sometimes called the Egyptian Bazaar or Corn Market, dates back to 1664. It was allegedly built with money that came from the Ottoman Empire’s holdings in Egypt. It has long been a hub of the spice trade in Istanbul, historically one of the most important cities for spice trading.
The market contains every spice you can name and hundreds more you have never heard of. Spices of every color and smell are displayed on an endless array of stalls. There are a couple of traditionally used Turkish spices you should make an effort to seek out while you’re here. The first is pul biber. These are dried red pepper flakes that you find on the tables of restaurants throughout Turkey. Spiciness varies according to the peppers used. It’s a popular condiment used for seasoning during the cooking process.
The other thing to look out for is nar ekşisi, a type of pomegranate syrup. In Turkey this is used primarily in salads in place of vinegar. Some people use it as a marinade for fish and chicken.
The Spice Bazaar doesn’t only sell spices, though. Turkish people love tea, which you can find here in every flavor imaginable. You can also find cheese, olives, coffee, nuts, and dried fruits. Plus, of course, Turkish delight.
The Spice Bazaar is open between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. It only closes for public holidays. Oaxaca, Mexico Image Source: iStock/javarman3
Oaxaca, in Mexico , is a small city with a big reputation in food. Chefs from around the world take trips to Oaxaca. The town is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the different climates found in Mexico . The nearby areas feature cultures that date back to long before the Spanish arrived.
The Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca is the pride of the state. Containing nearly 1,000 species of plants and herbs, the number of flavors a chef can choose from is endless. Fortunately, recipes and cooking techniques have been passed down through the ages.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try the chapulines. These are grasshoppers that have been fried or toasted along with chili, garlic, and lime. You can eat them on their own or as part of a taco. Scientists have put insects forward as an answer to global food shortages—perhaps chapulines are a taste of the future. Marrakech, Morocco
It seems like every town in Morocco has a spice market. Moroccan culture and cuisine are intrinsically linked to spices, and the colors and smells follow you wherever you go. Prices at Moroccan markets are generally marked up. Depending on your negotiating skills, you can expect to get at least 50% off, possibly more. Negotiating about the price is a fundamental part of the culture. Custom dictates that you will be offered a mint tea to drink as you go through the negotiations.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and one of the most popular spices to buy in Morocco. But be warned, not all saffron sold in Morocco is genuine. If you’re buying at a souk, rather than at a saffron plant, you will need to have your wits about you. Look for saffron that is vivid red, long, and thin. Buying the powder from a market is not recommended.
Saffron is often used for its medicinal properties. Wealthy Romans, however, used saffron in luxury baths. Today the spice is used to season paella and other seafood dishes, along with curry and even cheese. Other popular spices, such as cumin and cinnamon, are native to Morocco. Turmeric, ginger, and paprika are staples of Moroccan cuisine, and you can find them at the Marrakech market and throughout Morocco. Hanoi, Vietnam Image Source: flickr/James Chutter
Vietnamese food is famed for its delicate and creative use of spices, and spice markets can be found throughout the country. Hanoi has numerous markets, both official and unofficial. The unofficial markets tend to spill over the sidewalks and into the streets, often causing major congestion. As a result, authorities are cracking down on the unofficial markets, but they’re still rife in the city and popular with their patrons.
The traditional spices used in Vietnamese cooking are chili, lemongrass, ginger, Vietnamese mint, and Thai basil. You can buy prepared sauces and pastes at the spice markets. Other favorites, such as fish sauce, sambal oelek , shrimp paste, and rice vinegar, are easily available.
The best known market is the Dong Xuan Market, the biggest indoor market in Hanoi. Set out over four floors, this market has everything from spices, and fresh meat and vegetables to fabrics, luggage, and furniture. The streets around this market have lots of spice markets, so be prepared to negotiate for the best rates.
Cho Hom is generally considered Hanoi’s premiere spice market. All the spices you need, along with fresh produce, can be found here. Miles and miles of fabrics can also be purchased and taken to a local tailor for customized clothing at an unbeatable price. Tehran, Iran
Iranians love spice markets as much as they love using fresh spices in their cooking. Iranian cuisine is often referred to as Persian cuisine, but this isn’t entirely true. Although Persians had a major influence on Iranian cuisine, they aren’t the only group who contributed to its wide array of flavors.
Much of the food eaten across the Middle East has roots that can be traced back to Iranian food. As the Persian Empire expanded, its food went further afield, moving through Europe via the Greeks and later the Romans.
Despite its cost, saffron is the most popular spice in Iran. It has been used in the country for cooking for over 3,000 years, making it an essential part of their heritage. Iran produces some of the best saffron in the world: sargol saffron. This is collected from the top of the flower and should be a bright crimson color with a strong smell. Check if it has been properly dried and easily breaks, otherwise you might be paying extra for moisture trapped inside.
The best market for buying spice is Tajrish, an outdoor bazaar featuring all spices associated with Iranian cuisine. Fresh citrus fruits and pickled vegetables sit next to herbs and spices. Beringharjo, Indonesia Image Source: flickr/REMPAH
Indonesia has a long and rich association with spices. It’s one of the countries that benefited most from the original spice trade. To this day, matters of spice are taken seriously. The climate is perfect for growing herbs and spices, and many of the world’s favorite herbs and spices are grown in Indonesia.
The Beringharjo is an ancient market in the city of Yogyakarta, and one of the region’s best spice markets. Take a leaf out of the local’s book and arrive early. This will allow you to pick up the best deals while avoiding the midday-madness. The market gets especially crowded on weekends.
The center of the market is a two-story building. This was the original location of the market, but over time it spilled over into the surrounding streets. The spice market is on the second floor. On your way upstairs you’ll be met with the distinctive smell of javanese herbs. The market stocks both herbs used for medicinal purposes, as well as spices used for cooking.
If you’re a tourist, be warned, you’re required to haggle. Locals put a hefty premium on their products for tourists, but they’re always willing to negotiate a fairer price. The market opens early in the morning and closes at 4:30 p.m. Delhi, India
Khari Baoli is the largest spice market in Asia. The bustling market is popular with local restaurants and store holders who come here to buy their spices wholesale. Khari Baoli market dates back to around 1650 and the name translates, mysteriously, as “salty step-well.”
The most popular spices in Indian food are cardamom, turmeric, brown cumin, mustard, and red chili powder. At least one of these spices are usually found in most Indian dishes.
Khari Baoli is located close to the Old Delhi Railway Station and is a 10-minute walk from the Chandni Chowk metro. The market is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Goa’s Hottest New Table: Mahé
Goa’s Hottest New Table: Mahé 19 Mar 2019 by Riaan Jacob George
Tucked away in quaint lane of Anjuna, is Goa’s hottest new opening this season — Mahé — in a gorgeously restored century-old Portuguese mansion. This restaurant-cum-bar celebrates India’s coastal cuisines — its name Mahé alluding to the coastal town in Kerala. A collaboration between restauranteur Parth Timbadia and Chef Sandeep Sreedharan (who hails from Mahé, interestingly enough).
Guests can choose to dine in the mansion, in the dining room or bar, or, like we did, enjoy an al fresco dining experience in the beautiful courtyard. Down to the brass tacks, the food is unpretentious, bathed in nostalgia and celebrates Indian produce. Familiar coastal staples are used with gusto — coconut, tapioca, chettinad masala, moong, hoppers among many others.
We did end up gorging the menu, which blends old and new — Mahé prawn curry, flavoured to perfection, served with a side of string hoppers (a Kerala staple, but also an allusion to Sri Lankan cuisine), chicken stew with hoppers, chicken chettinad served with ghee rice, Kerala beef fry and fish with Goan rechaad spices. While the classics stood tall, we also tried some of Chef Sandeep’s more avant-garde intepretations like stuffed morels in potato jus, slow-cooked mackerel with fresh plums and even a delicate red snapper ceviche.
Book a table here if you fancy a chic Goan experience in a restored heritage setting, with comfort food and nostalgic ingredients!
Mahé Timings: Lunch: 1200pm to 0330pm and Dinner: 0630pm to 1130pm
Contact No.: +91 97658 74858
Address: House 1111, Anjuna Arpora Road, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa
Finding Culinary Inspiration In The Woods
Finding Culinary Inspiration In The Woods March 18, 2019 Image: https://www.pexels.com
Finding Culinary Inspiration In The Woods
Eating food that comes from natural sources is a good way to maintain your health. The Indian cuisine is positioned perfectly to take advantage of this, with many of the spices, oils and grains used in Indian cooking coming from natural sources.
This type of diet is so effective that one study, conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India, found that vegetarian Indians are healthier overall (though it’s important to note that meat can be natural, too). If you’re looking to take your natural food knowledge to the next level, or simply reconnect with this way of eating, there are few better ways to gain inspiration than via a food-focused trip to the forest.
Setting the scene
For the perfect trip, a good setting is important. Picking your location will be part of this. There is a diverse and plentiful amount of woodland in India, and depending on where you live, your experience will be completely different. This is because the forests range from tropical wet rainforest to tropical dry deciduous. For example, Kodagu, near Bengaluru, will offer a typical forest experience and is excellent for simple living, whether via camping or in a log cabin. Opting for this sort of outdoors experience will enhance your eating that extra bit; according to a study published in the Journal of Ethic Foods, eating outdoors is good for your mental and physical health. Bring along ambient lighting and family games for the trip to enhance it that little bit more.
Living from the land
The purpose of your trip is to find inspiration for food, and living from the land is a great way to achieve that. Safety is most important, and so ensure that you’re well prepared through guidebooks or apps on what could be harmful in your environment. Aside from that, get involved. One Indian, who states they have gone completely ‘off the grid’, has spoken about the variety of food obtained this way, and the nutritional benefit of it. Take the mahua tree. According to Vikalp Sangam, the leaves can create a hearty and delicious alternative to porridge, and its fruit consumed as a vegetable side-dish.
Bringing it back to the plate
No trip can last forever, but you’d be missing out if you didn’t bring the inspiration home with you. Indian cuisine already uses many natural ingredients and as such provides the perfect foundation on which to experiment with your cooking. First off, consider the creatures of the outdoors – could they be brought into your cooking? Insects and exotic small creatures might seem strange, but are often nutritionally desirable. Alternatively, a root vegetable or gourd that is perhaps less used in day-to-day cooking but widely found out in nature could enhance your meal.
Ultimately, bringing in all-natural ingredients to your home cuisine will be a boon to your health. Follow the traditions of Indian cooking. Find inspiration out in wooded areas is a great start, especially in India, where so much variety can be found. Next Post → Suguna Vinodh
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11 Of The Best Restaurants In Skipton – Where To Eat 2019
Looking for the perfect restaurant in Skipton? The Top Rated Restaurants in Skipton
There are many brilliant things to do in Skipton and eating out is most certainly one of them. The restaurants found in this round-up are the top-rated in Skipton and some of our favourite places to spend an evening. Once you read about the passionate folks behind them and the attention to detail that they put into their food, it’s easy to see why they’re so unanimously loved!
A supermarket with a passion for local, high-quality ingredients; an 18th century Arms; and a traditional French restaurant with a contemporary twist. They’re about as eclectic as they come! Whatever your taste, you’ll never be disappointed with the restaurants in Skipton.
If Sunday lunch is what you’re looking for, read our article about where to get the best Sunday Lunch in Skipton. Alternatively, if you’d like a few drinks after your meal out, read our four brilliant bars in Skipton .
So without further ado, here are the best restaurants in Skipton (In no particular order… they’re all brilliant in their own right!)
French, British, European
Le Caveau is a staff favourite here at The Yorskhire Press. With a diverse menu and locally sourced ingredients, Le Caveau has an inviting ambience and an equally inviting wine menu. Interestingly, the restaurant’s building was a prison for Craven District criminals in the 16 th century! Thankfully, prison food is but a distant memory and we can recommend it very highly.
Head Chef and owner Mark Byron’s passion for food is evident in the restaurant’s dishes – and with a very reasonably priced set menu and excellent à la carte offering, Le Caveau is as ideal for a candlelit dinner for two as it is for a party of up to thirty diners!
You can read more about Mark, his career and an Le Caveau recipe here. Customer Review –
“The restaurant provides French-style cuisine. It’s set underground in an old cellar, which, with its vaulted ceilings, gives it a unique atmosphere. The menu is extensive and offers a wide selection of meat and fish dishes. On our visit, we were spoilt for choice and I could have returned each night for a week before I had exhausted everything that took my fancy. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. The wine selection was also good and the ones we selected were a pleasure to drink and they complimented the meal. The service was perfect as was the attention to detail. Our evening was more than a meal – it was a dining experience. – 5 Stars!”
Oakley’s Grill & Pizzeria
Italian, Pizza, British, Grill
Set over three floors, this family-run restaurant was founded in 2009 by Jamie Oakley and his father in law, John Cox. Jamie has an impressive culinary résumé, having worked under two Michelin star chefs: Yves Thuries in his South-France Le Grand Ecuyer restaurant, and celebrity chef Anton Mossiman at Mossiman’s in London.
With an impressively large menu, catering for all tastes, Oakley’s is guaranteed to have something for you!
The pizzas are delicious and reasonably priced, and the salads are scrumptious. We recommend the Seabass & King Prawns, which, although on the pricier side, are well worth the money! Customer Review –
“Hubby had the Cajun crispy prawns for starter and I had the hot cheese and spinach dipping pot – it was gorgeous!! Kiddies both had garlic bread with cheese. For mains, the children had a ham and pineapple pizza and a mini cheeseburger (it was huge!!!). I had the sticky duck salad and Mark had a calzone; he won’t be able to eat for a week after that one! The kids managed to have dessert but we couldn’t move after it!
The kids’ £1 meal even came with entertainment! With a pot of crayons and Lego, we didn’t hear from them until it was time to go – when they didn’t want to leave!
The waiting staff couldn’t do enough for us despite being so busy.
Will defo still be recommending and returning! – 5 Stars” Bizzie Lizzie’s
Fish & Chips
Famous for its traditional fish and chips, Bizzie Lizzie’s is nothing short of a Skipton institution! Like many others, we at The Yorkshire Press have fond childhood memories of eating their delicious fish and chips by the canal.
Founded in 1986, their first restaurant can be found a stone’s throw from the town centre on the picturesque banks of the canal. The restaurant takes its name from founder Jean Ritson’s middle name of “Lizzie” and the later half was chosen as that’s exactly what the owners wanted it to be… “Busy”! Luckily for us, that’s exactly what it always has been – and, now celebrating its thirtieth birthday this year, the family-run restaurant has gone from strength to strength!
Over the years they’ve received a number of accolades, including the top award at the National Fish & Chips Awards in 1999. For three generations, people have travelled far and wide to taste their award-winning food. In 2002, they were proud to become the first fish & chip restaurant in the country to obtain an Investors in People Accreditation.
Needless to say, Bizzie Lizzie’s serves delicious fish and chips and comes highly recommended. Throughout almost 30 years in business, it has become part of the Skipton landscape and has brightened up many a day with their delicious fish dishes. Customer Review –
“The cod was cooked beautifully and the batter was crispy and gave off that beautiful crackling sound when you stab it with the fork! Mushy peas were delightful and the chips were on the same level. If you’re sampling some of the restaurants in Skipton, don’t miss Bizzie Lizzies! – 5 Stars” The Tempest Arms Restaurant
Bar, British, Pub
The Tempest has been serving great food for many years!
The present owners are Martin and Veronica, who’ve been running the restaurant for twenty years on behalf of the individual Inns group. In 2011, The Tempest Arms won the coveted Good Pubs Guide UK Inn of the year!
The menu centres around traditional pub food but with a twist thrown in here and there. Their portions are generous and they try and use locally sourced ingredients wherever they can.
With a great reputation and popular dishes such as “lamb thingy-me-bob”, slow-cooked belly pork, Stilton mushrooms, seafood pancakes and many more, The Tempest ticks all the boxes!
And with roaring log fires and cosy corners to make your own, it’s an ideal stopping point for locals far and wide. Customer Review –
“We were only staying in Yorkshire for two nights (business trip) and this place was recommended to us by the receptionist at our hotel (she was a local, so always a good start).
Welcome – Brilliant; Service – Excellent; General ‘Feel’ and Ambience – Superb; Price – Amazing; Food – Oh My God!
My wife had the roast, which was massive, with a huge Yorkshire pud, which was perfect. I had the Elslack plough with baked pork pie, homemade Scotch egg, rare roast beef, home-roast ham, Lancashire cheese, chutney, pickled onions, mixed salad and chunks of crusty breads and butter, then I had the pudding.
10/10, enough said – 5 stars”
Keelham Farm Shop
Café , British, Local
Well, where do you start when it comes to describing Keelham Farm Shop? It’s a unique place with a real sense of community at its heart. Naturally, we love it! The shop and the residing restaurant are the brainchildren of siblings Victoria and James Robertshaw, who took inspiration from their family’s rich heritage of butchery and farming and have created a unique experience for locals and visitors alike.
Despite being just over a year old, they’ve grown fantastic relationships with local growers and merchants. They stock the produce and meat of over 400 local suppliers, whilst actively keeping waste to a minimum. If all businesses had the same values as The Keelham Farm shop the world would undoubtedly be a much healthier, caring and well-fed place! An alternative offering amongst the restaurants in Skipton.
The restaurant puts local produce at the centre of all its dishes, and all the ingredients can be bought in the shop. It serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon meals, showing off its abundance of beautifully fresh food. It simply is a must-visit! Customer Review
“I’ve eaten at a lot of restaurants in Skipton. After friends recommended Keelham’s we arranged to meet our daughter for brunch. We arrived after 11.30 (we’re not early risers!) so waited until 12.00 for the lunch menu. The food was great, all sourced locally – great sausages and pies! The smoked haddock with asparagus was delicious! Then we spent about an hour in the shop – amazing fruit ‘n’ veg and local produce, including meats, bread and beers! There is a particularly impressive grains and rice dispenser in the middle of the shop. Did I mention the tractor display? You must visit if you are in the Skipton area! – 5 Stars”
Visited October 2016 Le Bistro des Amis
Opened in 2010, Le Bistro des Amis was brought to Skipton by French-born chef Luc Dagazon. Dagazon has an impressive CV, including a stint at the award-winning Salvo’s in Leeds. As the highest-rated of all the restaurants in Skipton it truly is not to be missed.
Bistro caters for all, with coffee and pastries in the morning, a great lunchtime menu that goes into an early evening Menu Du Jour, or a three-course evening meal. As well as an extensive menu suitable for a romantic or group booking, there is a Les Petits Amis menu for children, making Bistro a restaurant for all the family.
Like the other two on the list, Bistro champions locally sourced ingredients. The food is delicious, the atmosphere friendly and the staff very attentive. If you’ve not visited Le Bistro des Amis then be sure to book a table soon! Customer Review
“On visiting Skipton this Restaurant was recommended to us by local residents and they certainly didn’t let me down. The setting and décor were perfect for a evening meal, the service very good and the food superb. With an extensive wine list and generous portions it all combined for a memorable evening – 5 Stars”
Wine by Slow Food Kitchen
Wine by Slow Food Kitchen is new to Skipton after the owners moved their restaurant from Keighley. It’s isn’t highly ranked on TripAdvisor as it hasn’t been open long, however, it’s already got people talking! Having run their business successfully, the owners felt it was time to move towns and bring their popular creations to the people of Skipton. Using only locally sourced produce, they change their menu of European-inspired main dishes quite often. They also serve a great selection of ‘sharing boards’ which comprise mouth-watering combinations of local meats, cheeses and veg. Customer Review
“We have eaten here twice now and on both occasions, it has been exceptional in every way. The food is really delicious with a wonderfully international selection of dishes and plenty of choices for vegetarians. There is an interesting wine list and both our choices have gone down very well. The atmosphere in this small restaurant which is set in a quiet side street just off the main thoroughfare is cosy and welcoming. The delightful hosts could not be more charming and friendly. Prices are very reasonable. We honestly cannot find any fault with this most welcome newcomer to Skipton.”
Musafir (previously called Balti King) is on Keighley Road, near the Rendezvous Hotel. This spacious restaurant and bar serves some authentic and fragrant Indian cuisine and is one of Skipton’s most popular curry spots! Expect a warm and friendly greeting from the staff and excellent attentive service throughout your visit. The guys at Musafir are known for their wonderful hospitality as well as their delicious food. Customer Review
“First visit for a takeaway after being recommended by a friend, we’re local but never tried them before and we were very impressed. Greeted warmly by all staff on arrival. We only had a Bhuna and a fish Thali, but boy was it good, especially the Thali, each little dish quite different, cooked to perfection, and really really tasty, in fact, we agreed best we’ve had in a long time. And reasonably priced. So looking forward to a return visit in the very near future!”
Two Sisters Bar and Kitchen
A relaxed and friendly restaurant with a simple menu of good quality food and a great selection of drinks behind the bar. Two Sisters Bar and Kitchen is one of Skipton’s newer restaurants and is located on Mill Bridge. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and dogs are welcome throughout the day. They even have doggy treats behind the bar! Start with Baked Camembert with Onion Marmalade and Garlic Crostini before stretching your chops round one of their juicy homemade burgers. Customer Review
“Another fantastic weekend spent in the Two Sisters! Such a firm favourite now, we had a fabulous night on Saturday partying the night away – great bunch of people in, amazing atmosphere and perfect way to spend a Saturday. Back in on Sunday for a birthday celebration with family and friends, food fantastic, service great and cannot recommend highly enough on all fronts. Every aspect is just spot on, everything combined to deliver a great experience whether that’s popping in for a coffee, sampling the delights from the menu or propping up the bar with a glass of wine!”
Alexanders Bar and Kitchen
Alexander’s is a relatively new addition to the Skipton culinary landscape. Making a big impression for their unique style, Alexanders has an air of class which it carries through to its service, food and drinks offering. Their Head Chef is passionate and cooks up what are fast becoming some of Skipton’s favourite dishes. And if all that wasn’t enough, their roof terrace offers a spectacular surrounding for al fresco dining, which is somewhat unique to the area. They have an eclectic menu with dishes inspired by many different influences, and they even host special events such as their Grand Tour Supper Club, which invites guests to explore various cuisines from across the globe. Customer Review
“Saw Alexander’s on Trip Advisor so thought we’d try it. I loved the look of the terrace overlooking the river. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. We loved it. It was cold so could not sit outside which was a disappointment but the interior is very smart. The food didn’t disappoint either. The service was excellent and quick. We were so surprised to see a place like this in Skipton. It is more like a venue you would find in Leeds. We will definitely be back.”
The Angel At Hetton
No list of restaurants in Skipton would be complete without a mention of The Angel Inn at Hetton. Although The Angel has recently changed hands, they still have one of the brightest Head Chefs in the region. The food at The Angel is, to describe it simply, delicious. The fact that they are the holders of two coveted AA Rosettes speaks volumes about the passion for food and service which Pascal and his team hold. If you’re looking for something special, The Angel should be at the top of your list. In terms of menu, you can expect to find a myriad of British classics, including, Starter : Assiette of Guinea – £9.50. Main – Harissa Roasted Monkfish – £22.00.
Perhaps leaning toward the more expensive end of the spectrum, The Angel is perfect for a special occasion or romantic treat… Customer Review
“We returned to the Angel after a two year gap not sure what to expect from some reviews on this site.. We found the Angel on top form. Great cooking, top-level beer and wine, lovely relaxed atmosphere, great room and Pascal orchestrating it all as only he can. Friends joined us on two nights and they loved it too. Good to see it mentioned in the Telegraphs list of the top 30 pubs for a relaxing break. But it is so much more than a pub. It is The Angel and it is a great place to stay.”
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Best Indian Restaurant in Perth – Anna Leahman – Medium
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The forgotten food frontiers: Under-the-radar dishes worth travelling for
Kleftiko is lamb slow-cooked in an oven for hours and hours. THE PLACE: CYPRUS THE CHEF: Darryl Martin FOOD FOR THOUGHT : “My wife has a Cypriot background, which is how I became inquisitive about the region. She has a lot of family there, so we have visited quite a few times. Cypriot food is often associated with Greek food, and there is a lot of crossover – if you know Greek dolmades, or stuffed grape leaves, Cyprus’ koupepia will look familiar – but you will also find quite distinctive dishes. The spices, pinenuts and dried fruits are from north African and Middle Eastern influences; the use of coriander and cumin really pumps it up. It’s a real melting pot. The Cypriot diet is very meat heavy, although you will find a lot more seafood down south. There is a lovely dish called lountza, smoked pork loin marinated in red wine and pepper. I also love zalatina, which is a pig’s head boiled with cinnamon and herbs, strained and put in a jar. It reminds me of a French terrine. Dinner is the main meal, and to go with the meat you will have a whole bunch of fresh vegetable dishes to lighten things up.” THE ONE DISH YOU SHOULD TRY : “Kleftiko is lamb slow-cooked in an oven for hours and hours. You will often see the oven outside the restaurant; it’s pretty much the first thing they build. They drop a slab of concrete, build in the oven, add chairs and tables and there you go. The lamb is cooked with lots of tomato and onion, cinnamon and dried herbs such as rosemary. It is always served with leavened bread.” ONE MORE THING: “When you are eating in a village restaurant, don’t look for a menu. Don’t even try to order. Just sit down and they will start bringing food. You get what you’re given.” THE PLACE: CAMBODIA THE CHEF: Christine Manfield FOOD FOR THOUGHT : “I have been a frequent visitor to Cambodia since 2004. Across many visits, I have witnessed a country emerging from the ravages of its recent history of war and genocide. Its people are forward-looking with a fierce resilience and optimism, rebuilding a culture severely damaged by the Khmer Rouge regime, when disruption created a loss of tradition and cultural identity. Food is at the heart of that reinvention. Cambodian cuisine is complex, with influences as diverse as French, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese, and it is all about balancing salty, sweet and bitter flavours. Classic dishes include fish amok, banana blossom salad and saraman, a curry of beef, ginger and peanut. There is plenty of street food and colourful markets where you can discover local ingredients such as the pungent prahok, a fermented fish paste that is a Cambodian staple and an acquired taste for the western palate. Equally aromatic, and less challenging, is Kampot pepper, grown on the south coast and celebrated around the world for its delicate, fruity flavour. The pepper is only now being grown again on a large scale; this was just another of the industries destroyed by the Khmer Rouge.” THE ONE DISH YOU SHOULD TRY: “My go-to dish is nom ben chok – green curry breakfast noodles that reveal the subtleties of Khmer cooking. The layered flavours are underpinned with prahok. As one of Cambodia’s most popular breakfast dishes, it is dispensed from roadside vendors and local cafes right across the country. The rice noodles are an artisan product made by women in the countryside and brought to markets across the country every morning.” ONE MORE THING : “If you are looking for a great souvenir, visit Happy and Co Farm’s shop in Siem Reap. This is a brilliant initiative designed to create employment for locals by growing organic sustainable produce on neglected rice fields.” ESSENTIALS: traveller.com.au/cambodia ; tourismcambodia.com ; happyandcofarm.com 123RF Iranians don’t usually eat at tables. A cloth is spread on the floor and all the food laid out. THE PLACE: IRAN THE CHEF: Greg Malouf FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “We [with co-author Lucy Malouf] had done a number of books about Middle Eastern food and following lengthy chats with our publishers, we decided Iran was the next obvious place to focus on. We knew very little about the cuisine; in the two years it took to put together the book Saraban, we immersed ourselves in Persian cuisine and culture. We travelled all over Iran and discovered that it is a huge country with an incredibly diverse and sophisticated cuisine. Their rice is legendary: they grow their own type of rice and put it through an ageing process which gives it heaps of flavour. They have a very interesting technique of cooking it so that it forms a crust on the bottom of the pot. If you are invited to someone’s house – and you will be invited to someone’s house – you will always be offered the crunchy part of the rice. They also use a lot of saffron, turmeric, ginger and cumin as well as a lot of fresh herbs. They don’t have a huge restaurant culture; the best meals are enjoyed at home. Their hospitality is extraordinary.” THE ONE DISH YOU SHOULD TRY: “Fesanjan duck tastes better than it looks. The duck is slow-cooked with walnuts and pomegranate until the meat falls apart. It is a beautiful dish that is also very rich with flavours that are sweet and sour and meaty. You will find it all over the country; they use duck in the north, but in Tehran they make it with chicken.” ONE MORE THING: “Iranians don’t usually eat at tables. A cloth is spread on the floor and all the food laid out; everyone sits around it and eats, argues and talks.”