Molecular Magic

As a child, I was obsessed with the world of magic, mysticism and arts of the occult. I was just one of these kids who strongly believed in the existence of mythical creatures and fairytales. A horse is a horse. It’s beautiful, strong and majestic in its own way; but it’s still just a horse….

Tres Leches Basbousa

In an attempt to take a more positive approach this Ramadan, I thought of suggesting one of my own dessert recipes instead of critizing the annual concoctions with ludicrous ingredient combinations. Soaked cakes are known all over the world and every region seems to have its own version of soaked cake. Some call it poke…

Eggnog Brownies – Christmas Recipe

If you consider yourself a chef, then please add something to tradition. Don’t just go into the kitchen and bake a batch of ginger cookies. Add a twist to classic recipes. Create a new dish out of two older ones. This year I decided to mix two favorite Christmas icons into one decadent Eggnog Brownie!…

Hiyashi Chuka Ramen – Recipe

In Japan, nothing says summer like Hiyashi Chuka Ramen. This cold noodle salad is actually a cross-bred dish between Chinese and Japanese cuisine and it will definitely keep you cool and light during the hot summer days. Here’s the recipe; Ingredients (serves 2): For the noodle salad: 1 pack instant noodles 1 cucumber 1 tomato…

#TheFoodPhotographyExperiment

He is my best friend, brother and a very skilled fashion photographer… Many years ago he told me that we should collaborate on an experimental photoshoot for Mido Eats (as a Chef). Like I always do, I said: “Yes! Let’s do that some time.” And then I got lost in my daily life, which lead…

Mido Plates

There comes a time in every home-chef’s life where he or she needs to elevate their kitchen skills. Today, I took a shot at artistic plating for the very first time.. and I will definitely be doing a lot more of it in the near future. This dish is an interpretation of a way to…

Éclairs – à la maison

An éclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with icing… Or at least that’s what Wikipedia has to say about it. But most of know that an éclair is something far more divine! I always thought that éclairs were so sophisticated and that they must require quite some effort and quality…

Putting My Food Where My Fingers Are…

It has been more than 15 years since I first walked into our home kitchen and decided to make sushi. Since that messy fiasco of an attempt, my passion for food and my skill in cooking have certainly matured quite a bit! Let me tell you how it all started and the forces that may have driven…