Cooking classes, in the kitchen with chefs & learning from home cooks

Learning to make mlaoui

Three cooks, one Moroccan kitchen

Mlaoui is the croissant of my Moroccan mornings, just one of the delectable pastries from a Moroccan kitchen. Thin, crepe-like layers dotted with butter and...
Making mlaoui in a Moroccan kitchen

Foreign Flavours from Writers Abroad now on Kindle!

Foreign Flavours, published by Writers Abroad, is now available on Kindle. The book includes my article," Three cooks, one Moroccan home kitchen, result: delicious", along...
Swiss Grättimaa, Basel, Switzerland

Swiss Grättimaa – early to rise

One of the signs of Christmas in Basel is the appearance of doughy chaps with raisins for eyes and a scattering of sugar on...

Foreign Flavours: An Anthology from Writers Abroad

The online writing group Writers Abroad has published Foreign Flavours, an anthology of 64 short stories and non-fiction articles themed around food, drink and...
Kofta bil Tahina at Petra Kitchen

Dinner at Petra Kitchen

Earlier this month, while in Wadi Musa, Jordan to tour Petra, the ancient Nabatean capital, I spent an evening chopping and stirring with fellow...

Couscous memories make the best (Moroccan) memories

Couscous symbolizes happiness and abundance, according to some culinary anthropologists. In Morocco, to be invited for the Friday mid-day meal means "Join us for...
Landscape with a Tuscan village

Tasting Italy

This time last summer, I was cooking up a storm on a beautiful estate in the heart of Val d’Orcia. Il Poggiolo is located...
Kitchen staff at Romdeng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

My Romdeng friends

My last full day in Cambodia was one for the scrapbook, as the young women and men of Phnom Penh’s Romdeng restaurant welcomed me...
Khor Sach Ko, Cambodian comfort food

Khor Sach Ko – Cambodian comfort food

Khor Sach Ko, a slow-cooked Khmer stew, is a hearty beef and noodle dish. It has surprisingly complex flavors for such unpretentious, homely food....
Miss Vy

Cooking with Miss Vy

    Vietnamese food is the epitome of fresh, I am discovering.  Market stalls are piled high with green goodness and every meal layers on herbs...
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