Easter Blues

It’s Coptic Easter Sunday and while I never understood why there are two (or maybe even three) different Easter Sundays across various Christian denominations, let me just wish for you and your families to have a happy one. This year I came across an egg coloring recipe that uses natural food colors to dye eggs…

Octopus Black Pasta

Before you ask me for a recipe, it’s really just boiled octopus and boiled pasta.. mainly. Today I wanted to give you some behind the scenes insights from the shoot of this dish. It all started with an inspiration from a stunning photo by the amazing Balabotya on Instagram. After seeing her black pasta and…

J&G Steakhouse

I haven’t written about new restaurants in Egypt in a very long time… And it simply due to the fact that I haven’t found something impressive enough to inspire me. J&G at St. Regis Cairo Hotel has not only changed the lack of inspiration but it has also changed an integral part of my palate….

Panettone Persistence

After giving a 3-minute speech in a selfie video on social media about how nothing can stop you from achieving your goals in 2021, I seem to have inspired myself in the process. This year I wanted to bake and photograph a Panettone. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s an…

Christmas Culinary Creations

This Christmas I was aiming to give you all something a little different. I have conceptualized three desserts that (hopefully) capture the spirit of Christmas without being too literal! If you minmize the visual identity of any occasion you will find that it all boils down to just a combination of colors and shapes. The…

I See, Semiramis!

Courtesy of my very generous and lovely friends at Semiramis Intercontinental (a.k.a IC Semiramis), I was invited for two days of pampering with a cozy overnight stay! I believe that there are two real pleasures in life; food and hotel rooms. Let me tell you how IC Semiramis gave me maximum pleasure in less than…

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie – Halloween Recipe

In the West they have all sorts of pumpkin and squash varieties for those warm autumn recipes and a perfect Halloween with the Jack O’Lantern pumpkins. Here in the Middle East we are only really used to seeing the Crock-necks and Butternut squashes, which are not really ideal for carving and have a less vibrant…