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ICCA Powering Taste – 2017

Taste of Dubai 2017, the city’s favourite food, drink, and music festival held last weekend at Dubai Media City’s Amphitheatre, ended on a very…

Food Trends for 2017

Move over kale, obsessively-decorated smoothie bowls and the calorie-laden monster-shakes. The global food trends for 2017 is going to be everything 2016 was not!…

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Culinary Trends for 2017

Industrial predictions have been rolling in for 2017, and culinary industry is also on the raise to predict the upcoming trends for this year….

Creativity as a Chef

  “Cooking is a creation. As a creation, it is a personalized view of the way we like to express our feelings. It is…

Chai Karak

The fragrant and creamy Chai Karak stands strong as a brew that is gaining popularity in the ‘Khaleeji’ region. The beverage owes its humble…

strawberry smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

After the holidays, start with some protein shake to give you an extra boost in the morning! Strawberry Smoothie by Chef Marco Morana Ingredients…

Ramadan Series: Umm Ali

The National dish of Egypt, Umm Ali also called Om Ali- translated as Ali’s Mother. This scrumptious dessert is a Middle Eastern version of…

Ramadan Series: Stuffed Dates

Dates have more than two hundred varieties that can be produced, large mejhoul dates are the ones used for special occasions and special recipes like these stuffed dates. Typically,…

Ramadan Series: Logaimat

Fried dough balls, originating from the middle east. A typical Ramadan delight, often served along with sweetened date syrup, or soaked in a rose-based…

Milk-based Apple Refresher

Ramadan Series: Tuffah Sharab

A milk-based sweetened refreshing drink, mainly prepared for Ramadan. The addition of apple not only makes it far more delicious, but also highly nutritional….

The Ramadan Series: Gahwa

The ceremony of preparing and enjoying Gahwa is the result of a unique heritage, ancestral know-how, and gracious hospitality. The particularity of the Gahwa…

Alfajores Cookies

Alfajore is a Spanish delicacy produced in a variety of different recipes. The most traditional recipe contains flour, honey, almonds, hazelnut and several spices….

Kitchen Essentials

  I recall moving into my first apartment many years ago and wondering what I would need in the soft furnishings side. How would…