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Month: June 2017

How to promote your blog?

How to promote your blog?

As a new blogger, you probably wonder how do I get people to notice my blog. We’ve done some desk review and found some useful hints. We’ve realized though that going through all of the articles might be tiresome, therefore we prepared this simple infographic […]

Mock Thai Sandwich (with an Italian twist)

Mock Thai Sandwich (with an Italian twist)

July is a beginning of the season for holy basil in Iraq that is also widely used in Thai cuisine. Inspired by the memories of Thailand, I created this simple sandwich. In fact, bread is not very popular in Thailand so a Thai sandwich is a […]

Beef/Fish Curry Masala

Beef/Fish Curry Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Pilau Masala

Pilau Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Zanzibari Tea Masala

Zanzibari Tea Masala

One of the hidden treasures of Zanzibar is a spice blending workshop. Murtala, the workshop master lives outside the town in a small house overlooking the Indian Ocean. I attended one of his classes while in Stone Town. After 2 hours and having spent 30 […]

Calamari Curry

Calamari Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

Octopus Curry

Octopus Curry

This Zanzibari curry is a perfect choice for any seafood lover out there. I’ve learnt how to prepare it while cooking at Lukman’s Restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Stone Town. An addition of raw mango turns it into a very unique and exotic […]

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

How did I sign up to be a chef’s assistant in a Zanzibari restaurant?

Lukman’s restaurant, the most famous local eatery in Zanzibar opened in 2007 and welcomes on average between 600 – 1000 diners every day. I stumbled upon it by coincidence while flicking through Mark Wien’s blog: Migrationology. I never worked in a real restaurant kitchen before […]

Michael’s Beer Honey Mustard

Michael’s Beer Honey Mustard

  This is a recipe I have been tweaking over a number of years and I often vary something just to try out different combinations . The honey gives this mustard a nice sweetness but don’t be fooled, it packs a serious punch! It’s great […]

Home-made paneer

Home-made paneer

Paneer is traditionally made of buffalo milk. It’s a fresh cheese that takes no longer than 30 minutes to prepare. Paneer doesn’t require aging and culturing which means you can have it the same day. Milk, lemon, a pot and a cheesecloth is all that […]