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Sole with fennel
Fish

Sole with fennel

This dish will make a serious impression during your dinner parties. The flavour combination is amazing: sole, fennel and beetroots. The beetroots are salt-baked; so make sure you start early or make them a day earlier as they need about 2,5 hours in the oven. But it’s so rewarding: they’ll […]

Meghli ice cream
Sweet

Meghli ice cream

Meghli is originally a lovely pudding made with spices and rice flour. It is traditionally made in Lebanon to celebrate the birth of a child. For this ice cream, I am using the same spices to recreate the flavour of the traditional Meghli. The combination of cinnamon, anis and caraway […]

Venison with celeriac puree
Meat

Venison with celeriac puree

Speaking of a luscious, hearty, winter dish! From the very first time I tried this dish, I fell in love. The gamy taste of venison combined with dark chocolate and red wine sauce is truly wonderful! It makes the perfect main dish of your dinner parties. I have included two […]

Chocolate pear jars
Fruit, Sweet

Chocolate pear jars

I love desserts in jars. They just feel precious for some reason. You open the jar, dig deep with your spoon, slide it out, let all that creaminess melt in your mouth and dream away… To help you with these dreams, I have flavoured one of the creams with tonka […]

Bûche de Noël
Fruit, Sweet

Bûche de Noël

For me Christmas isn’t complete without one these wonderful things: Bûche de Noël, Christmas yule log, a traditional French Christmas cake. I have made it a habit of making (at least) one each year, trying different flavours and combinations. It’s rolled up sponge, shaped as a log, filled with cream […]

Almond pecan pie
Sweet

Almond pecan pie

Here’s another Lebanese-inspired dessert combining nuttiness and flower power 😉 The base is a sweet pastry and the filling is frangipane. What gives it the Lebanese touch is the addition of orange blossom water. You can easily vary with the topping: instead of the pecan nuts, you can use walnuts or […]

Walnut and almond cake
Sweet

Walnut and almond cake

In Lebanon during Easter, we make wonderful pastries called ma’amoul. The whole family was involved in the making: kneading, rolling, filling, shaping (that was my specialty :-)) and of course baking. The heavenly smell filled the entire house and the hardest part was: you weren’t allowed to eat them if you […]

Lemon pie
Fruit, Sweet

Lemon pie

Unlike other recipes on the blog, this lemon pie requires a bit of precision and time and you will need a thermometer to get it spot. But trust me, it is worth it! The filling is based on a recipe by Heston Blumenthal (hence the precision bit) from his book Heston […]

Hamburger
Meat

Hamburger

Hamburgers. They’re all around you, in all shapes and sizes, flavours and combinations. The variations are endless and so is the choice! This version with the blue cheese and homemade relish has that added richness in flavour and the dish becomes a bit more special. Go ahead and give it […]

Duck breast with spicy honey
Meat

Duck breast with spicy honey

Duck breast is a wonderful piece of meat! The key is not to overcook it otherwise it will become dry. It should remain nice and pink. Preparing it is surprisingly simple and the method I use ensures it will be perfectly cooked every time. Duck meat in general combines really […]