Levtantine Middle Eastern

Traditional Falafel


Falafel is, perhaps, the original street gourmet food of the Middle East. While its origins remain shrouded, the inimitably vague finger of academia has pointed to it being first made in Egypt, perhaps as a meat-substitute during Lent.


Barbecue Dexter Short Ribs

barbecue dexter short ribs recipe

Look at that meat. Crispy at its edges, yet scratch the surface and you’re greeted by a life-reaffirming juiciness. Forget the over-cooked burgers and sausages so full of rusk you’d scarcely recognise the pig; these ribs can’t be over-done. The longer you cook ’em, the better they’ll taste. This is how you win barbecue season.


Pomegranate and Lemon Israeli Couscous


It’s difficult to know for sure, but the warmth of summer must surely be just around the corner. And, well, even if it isn’t, there’s a certain purity to be enjoyed when tucking into a light, yet surprisingly hearty, couscous dish such as this.


Brown Butter Cod and Green Lentil Salad

recipe for cod salad

Last year, on this exact weekend, I remember cycling through 5 inches of Welsh snow in unseasonably cold weather. Flash forward a year and things could scarcely be more different. As I write, the sun is shining and Bristolians are going hither and thither in little more than a t-shirt and sandals (no socks).


Beef Rogan Josh

beef rogan josh recipe

Big flavours. I’m a big fan. And there isn’t a better definition of generous flavour than a beef rogan josh. A staple of Kashmiri cuisine, rogan josh is a melting pot of aromatic flavour, with cardamom, star anise, cloves and cinnamon always in the mix. If you like your taste buds blown away, then stick around.