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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Chicken Pulao (not really)

Chicken Pulao (not really)

 

Once upon a time, Mehdi, a Pakistani friend of mine decided to throw a dinner that inevitably turned into grand feast. It will be [...]

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Creamy Seafood Chowder

Creamy Seafood Chowder

In a famous scene from the movie Glengarry Glenross Al Pacino’s character, Ricky, talks about the insufferable heat in New York that [...]

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Levantine Kibbeh – bulgur wheat and lamb torpedoes in yoghurt sauce

Levantine Kibbeh – bulgur wheat and lamb torpedoes in yoghurt sauce

Kibbeh is a collective effort: time-consuming, labour-intensive, and requiring many hands. We were told that this social aspect, combined with the slow process provided a good opportunity to exchange gossip, and that many potential marriages had been discussed by the matriarchs of respective families, over a bowl of kibbeh dough.

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