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c ons i de rs a l a dst obeas t a r t e rora na ppe z e rt oaf ul l c our s eme a l . Gonea r et he da y s , whe nadi s hofs a l a dwa sa na c c ompa ni me nt t oy ourme a l . T oda y , t he yc a nr i g ht l ybeputi nt o t hema i nme a l c a t e g or ya ss a l a dsa r el i g ht , fil l i nga ndr e f r e s hi ng , e s pe c i a l l yf ort ha tk i l l i ng s umme rhe a t !I ta l l de pe ndsont hewa ya s a l a ddi s hi spr e pa r e dus i ngfla v our f ul i ng r e di e nt sa ndi nnov aont ha twoul ds ui ta n i ndi v i dua l ’ spa l a t e . He r ea r es omema k e a he a d s a l a dsl i k ec hi l l e dme l onba l l orf r ui ta nd c a ps i c umk a c humbe r , t he ywi l l g e ty ououtofas t e a myk i t c he na t t heho e s thouroft heda y .

Mus t ha v ei ng r e di e nt s – c or i a nde ra ndmi nt , s we e tc or n, br oc c ol i , be l l pe ppe r s , s pr out e dbe a ns , c a r r ot sa ndt hel i k e s . Al l apl a t eof s a l a dr e qui r e si sj us taqui c kwor dont heg r e e nswi t hs omuc h a r oma !Whe t he ry oue a tawhol es we e tc or nwi t hpi nc hofl e mon j ui c eorbl a c kpe ppe rpowde rort os supc or nk e r ne l swi t hot he r i ng r e di e nt s , abe a uf ul ha r monyoffla v our si swha twi l l s as f yy our hung e rpa ng s . Br oc c ol i a ddsac r i s pi ne s s , ar a cv ec ol oura ndfine fla v ort oy ours a l a ds . Be l l pe ppe r si nc l udi ngg r e e n, y e l l owa ndr e da dd abr i g htc ol oura ndadi sncv et a s t et oy ours a l a d. Ons pr ou ngof be a ns , t hepr ot e i nqua l i t yi se nha nc e dt oag r e a te x t e nt . Addc a r r ot st o y ours a l a dsa st he ya r eal a r g es t or e hous eofv i t a mi nA, a nda r eg oodf or t hee y e sa ndhe l pt opr e v e ntbl i ndne s s . Apr i l 2014|2


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Cube sNJ ul i e nne si sac l e a re v i de nc eofF a r r uk h’ spa s s i onf orc ook i ng . T hi s e x o cpa g eha st ur ne dhe rda i l yhomema dedi s he si nt oag a s t r onomi cc ol l e c onofr e c i pe sde pi cngav a r i e t yofc ui s i ne sa ndc ook i ngs t y l e s .T hebl ogi s we l ls or t e di ndi ffe r e ntc a t e g or i e si nc l ude da na ma z i ngu l i t a r i a ns e con “ HowT o” .F a r r uk h’ sc ur i os i t yt odoc ook i nge x pe r i me nt si nat ot a l l ydi v e r s e di me ns i onha st ur ne dhe rf r om a na ma t e urc ookt oaf ul l fle dg e df oodbl og g e r .S hes t r ong l ybe l i e v e si nt hef a mousf oodya x i om,“ E a twi t hy oure y e s fir s t ” , s oy oumi g hte nt e ras t a t eofc a t a l e ps y , g a s pi nga tt hewe l l c ompos e d, f a s c i nanga nddr ool wor t hyphot osoft hef oodpr e pa r e da ndc l i c k e dbyF a r r uk h. S heha spr i nc i pa l l yma i nt a i ne dCube sNJ ul i e nne st og r af yt hev i s i t or s wi t hav a r i e t y , s i mpl e , e a s yt of ol l owa ndi nnov av er e c i pe s . Cube s NJ ul i e nne sha se a r ne da c c ol a de si nt heF oodBl og g e r sAs s oc i aonof I ndi awi nni ngt he“ T heBe s tRe c i peBl og”i n2013. / Cube s NJ ul i e nne s www. c ube s nj ul i e nne s . c om Apr i l 2014|16


ME T HOD: Wa s h, c l e a na ndma k es l i t son t hec hi c k e nbr e a s t s . T oma k et hema r i na de , mi xa l l t he i ng r e di e nt sme n one df orma r i naon. Ma r i na t et hec hi c k e nbr e a s t si nt he pr e pa r e dma r i na de . Cov e ra ndr e f r i g e r a t e f or30mi nut e s . Whe nr e a dyt oc ook , br us ht heg r i ddl epa n( g r i l l pa n)wi t hl il eoi l .He a ti tov e rhi g hhe a tun l v e r y hot .Addf e wdr opsofwa t e rt os i z z l ei t . Pl a c et hec hi c k e nbr e a s t sa ndc ooke a c hs i deun l t hor oug hl yc ook e d. Re mov et hec hi c k e noutoft hepa n, s l i c et he ma ndr e s e r v ef orl a t e rus e . T opr e pa r et hedr e s s i ng , whi s ka l l t hei ng r e di e nt sme n one df orS a l a ddr e s s i ngun l bl e nde dwe l l . Chi l l i tf or30mi nut e s . Br i ngwa t e rt oboi l i nas a uc epa n.T r i ma nddi s c a r dt het oug hwoodypa r toft hea s pa r a g uss t a l k s . Cutt het e nde rs t a l k si nt o2t o3i nc hi nl e ng t h. Boi l t he mf or5t o6mi nut e s .T a k et he mouta ndr e Apr i l 2014|17


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f oodme mor i e si st ha tof ha v i ngCe r e l a cwhe ns hewa sme r e l y3y e a r sol d. Ov e rt hey e a r s , a ss heobs e r v e dhe rpa r e nt si nt hek i t c he n–ma i nl yhe rmot he r–s hepi c k e dupt hefine rnua nc e soft hi sa r t . S ha ns t a r t e de x pe r i me n ngi nt hek i t c he ns i nc es hewa s9a ndsl l r e c a l l st hedi s a s t r ousr e s ul t sof f oode x pe r i me nt st ha ts hewoul df or c ehe rf a mi l yt os a mpl eorma k ef ort he i rbi r t hda y sa nda nni v e r s a r i e s . But , s hene v e rg a v eup. Na t ur a l l y , he rdr e a mwa st obeac he forc a t e r e r . T hi ng sdi dn’ twor koutt hewa ys hewa nt e dt he mt o,buts hei snowawr i t e ra nde di t or .He rbl og Ri otofF l a v our s( www. r i ot of fla v our s . bl og s pot . c om)wa sbor ni nApr i l 2012. T he n, he rv i s i onf ori t wa ss i mpl e–t hebl ogwoul dbeac ha nne l f orhe rf ooddr e a m –i twoul dbet heonepl a c ewhe r e s he ’ ddoc ume nthe re x pe r i me nt swi t hfla v our sa ndc ui s i ne sa ndt a l ka bouthe re s c a pa de sa c r os s t hef oods c e nei nMumba i ( a ndwhe r e v e re l s es hewoul dt r a v e l ) .But ,be f or es hek ne wi t , s hewa s pul l e di nt ot hewor l doff oodbl og g i ng .He ra s s oc i aonwi t hF BAIa ndhe r T wie ra c c ountbr oug ht ne we ra v e nue s ,a nds her e a l i s e dt ha tt he r ei ss omuc hmor ei nv ol v e di nbl og g i ngt ha nj us tdoc ume nt aon! T oda y , s hewa nt she rbl ogt obeaone s t oppl a c ef oruni que , qua l i t yr e c i pe st ha tpe opl ec a nt r ya nd us ea st ha tonec omf or tdi s ht ha tt he yc a nc ooka nyme . S hea l s opl a nst og oba c kt ohe rr oot sa nd i spl a nni ngt os t a r tas e r i e sofbl ogpos t ss pe c i fic a l l yf oc us i ngonS a r a s wa tc ook i ng . Whi l es omec a t e r i ngop onsa r ei nt hepi pe l i ne , he rulma t edr e a mi st oha v eac a f eorr e s t a ur a ntofhe rown! / Ri ot Of F l a v our s F orpr of e s s i ona l e nqui r i e s , y ouc a nma i l he ronr i ot offla v our s @g ma i l . c om.

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I twa sa ne a r l ys unnyF r i da ya e r nooni nCa pe t own, I a r r i v e da tQua y f ourRe s t a ur a ntby t hewa t e r s i def oral unc hme e ng .AsIwa i t e df ormyc l i e nt ,myI ndi aphones t a r t sr i ng i ng f r oma nunk nownnumbe r . Asus ua l I qui c k l yc a l c ul a t e dt he meba c ki nI ndi aa ndwonde r e d whowoul dc a l l mes oe a r l y , s oI de c i de dt opi c kupt hec a l l . T he r ewa sl otofnoi s eont hel i ne a ndI c oul dhe a rt hi sl a dyt r y i ngt os a ys ome t hi ng . I t ol dhe rt or e pe a ta nds heg oe si nhi ndi “Iha v eal a r g es i z et unaf ory ou! ! ” .Iwa sl i k e ,“ Wha a a a a a t ! ! ! ! ” ,a ndt ol dhe rIa mi nS out h Af r i c a . S het he ns a y s“ Nopr obl e m, y ouc a npi c ki tupi nt hee v e ni ng , i twe i g hsa r ound12k g s . I qui c k l yputmymi ndt og e t he ra ndt ol dhe rt ha tI wi l l buyi tf orRS 1000a ndI don’ tha v e me t oba r g a i n” . S hei mme di a t e l yr e pl i e d“ f ory ou, I wi l l g i v ei tf orRs 1, 200”a ndI s a i ddone , t hi nk i ngonmyf e e t ,k nowi ngt ha tIwoul dha v eha dt opa yRs 140mor ef ormyphonebi l l i fwe s pok ef ora not he rmi nba r g a i ni ng !T hi si sj us toneoft hei ns t a nc e sI wa ntt ona r r a t es ot ha t i tg i v e sac uef ora l lt obui l dag oodr e l aons hi pwi t ht hefis hmong e r st og e tt hef r e s he s t c a t c h.S e c ondpoi nti st ha t ,T unai squi t ea nunde r r a t e dfis hi nmos toft heI ndi a nc oa s t a l a r e a s . Pl a c e ss uc hBomba yy ouc a ng e taf r e s hc a t c hf oras ong . S ohe r e , I wa ntt ome n on t wounde r r a t e dfis ht ha ty ouc a ne a s i l yfindi nt hema r k e t sa ndy e tt het a se s ti fc ook e di n t her i g htwa y . T hes e c ondk i ndoffis hI wa ntt ot ouc huponi s“ Ra ni ”( F i nBr e a m)whi c ha l s oc a nbef ound i na l mos ta l l ma r k e t sa ndhi g hl ya ffor da bl e .Wi t hi t swhi t efle s h, mi l dfla v or sa nds moot ht e x t ur eonc ec ook e di sbr i l l i a ntf ors e a r i ng . Mos tpe opl edonotbuyt he mbe c a us ei tha sg ott oo ma nybone sa ndt husnote a s yt oe a t . T hes e c r e ti st os e l e c tt her i g hts i z ea nda l s oa s k i ngt hefis hmong e rt ofil l e ti tf ory ou( y ou ma yha v et opa yal il ee x t r a ,a ndc ons i de r i ngt hel ow pr i c eoft hefis h,i t swor t he v e r y pe nny ) . I ti sv e r ye a s yt os e et os potaf r e s hRa ni fis ha si twoul dsl l bes hi nya ndg ol de nwi t h

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c l e a re y e s .J us tk e e pi nmi ndt ha t ,s e l e cng t heone swhi c hi sa tl e a s t8i nc hl ongwhi l e buy i ngwi l l he l py oug e tag oods i z efil l e t .F i l l e ngs ma l l fis he sr e qui r es k i l l s . Buty ouc a n a s kt hefis hmong e rt og e ti tdonef ory ou. J us tma k es ur et he ydonotwa s ht hefil l e t ae ri ti sdone . ,e s pe c i a l l yi fy oua r epl a nni ngt os t or ei ta e ry oug e ti thome . T het unat ha ty oug e ti nt hewe s tc os tof I ndi ai snots us hig r a de ,s oobv i ous l yIwi l l notr e c omme ndonet oma k eaS a s hi mi out ofi t ,buti ti si de a l f orma k i ngt a pa s ,c ut l e t s a nd a l s ot a s t e sg r e a twhe nc ur r i e d wi t h l oc a l t a ma r i nda ndc hi l i .

I tus ua l l yg e t sv e r yt oug hwhe nc ook e df or t ool ongt hus , i ti si mpor t a ntt oc ooki tr i g ht t og e t t her i g ht t e x t ur ea ndfla v or s .I ha v ee x pl a i ne dbe l ow wi t has i mpl er e c i pea st o howt og e tt unac ook e dj us tr i g ht . Whe ny oubuy , a s ky ourfis hmong e rt ofil l e t i ta ndr e mov et hes k i nf ory ou.L ookf ora l i g ht e rc ol orfle s ha ndmos ti mpor t a nt l ya s k t hefis hmong e rt or e mov et heda r kbr own pa r t ,whi c hi sus ua l l yf oundc l os e rt ot he c e nt e rbone .S onow y ouha v eabe a uf ul pi e c eoffis hwhi c hi sr e a dyt obec uta nd c ook e dt hewa yy ouwa nt .

ME T HOD: Ov e rame di um he a ta ddc hor i z oa nd1t a bl e s poonol i v eoi lont oat hi c kbo ome dpa na nd s a ut ei tun lt heoi lf r om t hec hor i z oc ome sout . Re mov et hec hor i z ol e a v i ngt heoi lbe hi ndi nt he pa n.I nc r e a s et he he a tt o hi g ha nd a dd t he c hoppe dg a r l i c ,t unac ube ss a l ta ndpe ppe rt o t a s t ea nds a ut ei tf or2mi ns . Addba c kt hec hor i z o a nda ddt hewhi t ewi ne .Whe nt hewhi t ewi nei s r e duc e dt oha l f ,a ddt hepa r s l e ya ndr e mov et he pa nf r omt hehe a ta nds e r v ei twi t hba g ue e .

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Go a nCu i s i n e Od e t t e Ma s c a r e n h a s I ti so e ns a i dt ha tGoa nsha v emus i cr unni ng t hr oug ht he i rbl ooda ndt hec ul i na r ya r ta tt he fing e r ps ,c ombi ne dt og e t he ri t ’ sde fini t e l y ‘ ha r mony oft he s e ns e s . ’But‘ not e s ’a nd ‘ c hor ds ’c oul ddi ffe ri nas i ng l es onga ndl i k e wi s et hei ng r e di e nt sa ndqua n e sofas i ng l e f oodpr e pa r aonc oul dbedi ffe r e ntbutsl l s t r i k et her i g htha r monyi nt hepa l a t e .Ha v e y oue v e rs l ur pe dt hr oug ht het hi c kt e x t ur e d or a ng ec ur r ywhi c ht heChr i sa nGoa nsc a l la ‘ k odi ’orpe r ha psa nor a ng ebr ownv e r s i onof t hes a mepr e pa r aonwhi c ht heHi nduGoa n’ s c a l lt heHooma n.Orf ort hef oodi ewhor a v e s a boutt heda r kbr owns pi c e dChi c k e nXa c u whi c hi si na l l hone s t yt hea ng l i c i z e dv e r s i onof t heor i g i na lS ha g o whi c hwa sc ook i ngi nt he P e r ne m( al oc a l di s t r i c t )c ur r ypot swa ybe f or e t heP or t ug ue s el a nde donGoa ns hor e s .Y e s t hec ui s i neofGoaha sa ni nt e r e sngmi xofi nflue nc e sf r om a l lt hec ul t ur e s .Butpr omi ne nt a tpr e s e nta r et wos e pa r a t et r a dionsi nc ui s i nei nflue nc e dbyt her e s pe cv er e l i g i onsof Hi ndui s ma ndChr i sa ni t y .I ti si nt e r e sngt o not et ha tt he r ea r es omec ommonme e ng poi nt st ha tpr e s e nta ni nt e r e sngha r mony .

I nflue nc i ngf a c t or s :Al f ons odeAl buque r que a ndhi sc a r a v e l spe r ha psha dal ott odowi t h t hec ha ng i ngf oodha bi t si nGoa .Hei nia t e d t heP ol ic adosCa s a me nt os( t hemi x e dma r r i a g epol i c y )be t we e nP or t ug ue s eme na nd l oc a lwome nofGoa .I ma g i neawoma nwho ha sl e a r ne dt hea r tof ‘ t r a diona l l oc a l c ook i ng’ hopi ngt opl e a s ehe rhus ba ndwhoha sa‘ c on ne nt a l ’pa l a t e ….Andt oa ddt ot ha tt hea v a i l a bi l i t yofl oc a li ng r e di e nt sf us e d wi t ht hos e br oug htbyt hec a r a v e l sofP or t ug a l .T hi swa s t hee v ol u onof Chr i sa nGoa nc ui s i ne . T heP or t ug ue s ewome na l s opl a y e da ni mpor t a ntr ol e . T a k et he wome n oft he c hur c h ofS a nt a Moni c a ,r e s i de ntnunsa swe l la swome nwho l i v e dt he r ewhe nt he i rs e af a r i nghus ba ndst r a v e l e df ormont hsont hehi g hs e a s …t he ywe r e r e s pons i bl ef ori nt r oduc i ngP or t ug ue s er e c i pe s a ndf orc r e angt heI ndoP or t ug ue s er e c i pe s t ha tha v enowr e a c he dt hedi ni ngt a bl e s-pa r c ul a r l ys we e t sl i k eDe dosdada ma , a ndS a f e deS a nt aCl a r a . T he s es we e t sa r esl l s e r v e da s de s s e r ti ns omeP or t ug ue s eGoa nhome sf or bi gf e a s t s .T he c onc e ptofv e g e t a r i a nf ood da t e sba c kt ot heS a r a s wa t sa ndt heKa da mba s Apr i l 2014|24


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Sa l o n i J o l l yBa n g a Duba i i si nt e r naona l l yr e nowne df orbe i nga l l t hi ng sg l i t za ndg l a mour . Howe v e rt hes pa r k l i ngt a l l s t r uc t ur e s , t hehor de sofma l l sa ndma z el i k ei nf r a s t r uc t ur ey e tc ompl e me ntt heol dwor l dba s t a k i y a si nBurDuba i pr e s e r v i ngt her i c hhe r i t a g eoft henaon, whe r el oc a l sa nde x pa t sa r es e e ne nj oy i ngac upofk a r a kc ha i , l a ug hi ngi ng r oupsov e rhe a psofma ndi . T he r ei snoones pe c i ficc ui s i ner ul i ngt her oos ti nt hi smulc ul t ur a l c i t y , homet oa bout200naona l ie s , i t ' same lngpotofc ui s i ne s . Wi t he a t e r i e soffe r i ngP a k i s t a ni k e ba bst oI ndi a nc ur r i e st oMe x i c a nbur r i t ost oS pa ni s ht a pa st o T ur k i s hg r i l l st oE g y pa nk os ha r i t oF i l i pi noa dobost oJ a pa ne s es us hi st oAme r i c a ns t e a k st oP a r i s i a nc a f e sa ndE ng l i s ha e r noonhi g ht e a s , i t ' sar a r i t yt onotfindwha ty ouc r a v ef orwhi l ei nt hi s pa r toft hewor l d. E mi r ac ui s i nei so e nc onf us e dwi t ht heL e v a ntr e g i ona ndi squi t eunk nowni nt her e g i on. Howe v e rr e c e nt l yt he r eha v ebe e ni niav e st a k e nt obr i ngi tt ot hef or e f r ont . . I pe r s ona l l yc onf us e di t wi t hL e ba ne s ef oodhowe v e rwi t h meI doha v ef a v or i t e ss uc ha sL uqa i ma t , ac r i s pde e pf r i e d f r a g r a ntdoug hba l l sdunk e di nda t es y r upa ndg a r ni s he dwi t hwhi t es e s a mes e e ds . I l ov et oha v et hi s f r om t e nt sf r om Gl oba l Vi l l a g ewhe r el oc a l wome n ma k ei tf r e s hl ov i ng l ya ndy ouc a ns e ewhi l et he y dos o.Ot he rde s s e r t st ha tf e a t ur ei nt he i rde l e c t a bl er e pe r t oi r ea r esc k yda t epuddi ng ,F e r nia nd Kha bi s a h( floura ndmol a s s e ss a ut é e dt og e t he r ) . Anot he rde l i c a c yi smuha l l awhi c hi sada t ec r e pe a ndoffe r e dwi t hfil l i ng sorf r ui tpr e s e r v e s ,Nut e l l a ort hec l a s s i cKr a Or i g i na l Che e s es pr e a dwhi c hi s ac ommonpa nt r ys t a pl ei nE mi r a hous e hol dswi t h Apr i l 2014|37


a l mos tha l fanaons we a r i ngbyt hes pr e a da saf a v or i t e c hi l dhoodme mor y . Kha me e ri sa nE mi r ay e a s tbr e a do e ns e r v e dwi t hhone y orc he e s e .Il ov ei ts me a r e dwi t hz a t a a rl a bne h.Z a t a a ri sa n Ar a bs pi c ea ndL a bne hi ss t r a i ne dy og hur t . S ha wa r mai sas t r e e tf oodc l a s s i c ,l oc a l t a k eons a ndwi c hor wr a p. I t ' spi t abr e a dfil l e dwi t hg r i l l e dme a ts e r v e dwi t ht oppi ng sors i de sofhummus , t a bboul e h, pi c k l e dt ur ni psa nds o on. I fy oua r ea e rt heGour me tv e r s i on, Wi l dP e e t ai squi t ea popul a rj oi nt . Ve g e t a r i a nsc a nfinds ol a c ei naboxoff a l a f e l s . Whe ni nDuba i a ndi fy ouwa nta nupa ndc l os ee x pe r i e nc eofl oc a l ' swa yofe ang , dobooky our s e l ff orame a l a tT heS he i k hMoha mme dCe nt r ef orCul t ur a l Unde r s t a ndi ngi nBa s t a k i y abe s i de s t he BurDuba iMus e um.Notonl ywi l ly ou e a t s c r ump ousf oodbuta l s oc omeba c ke nr i c he dwi t h t henua nc e soft hi sc ul t ur a l l yr i c hc ount r y . I r e c omme ndt r e angy our s e l ft oac ompl e t ebr e a k f a s ta tKl a y y aBa k e r y&S we e t sorBi k e r ' sCa f ea nda me a l a tt hei c oni cAl F a na rr e s t a ur a ntorAl Ha l l a b. I t ' sa ne v e r e v ol v i ngf oodc ul t ur ewha t Duba i wi t h ne wdi ne r sope ni nge v e r ywe e kwi t hmuc hf a nf a r e .T hea r ionr a t e sa r ehi g hs i nc et hea c c e pt a nc ef r omt hepe opl ei sv a r i e d, a st he yt e ndt os a mpl ene wfla v or sa ndt he me swi t hut mos tz e a l . Owi ngt ot hi sf e r v or , f oodt he me df e sv a l ss uc ha sT a s t eofDuba i , Gul fF ooda ndt hemos tr e c e nt Duba i F oodF e sv a l ha v ebe e nr a g es i nc et he i ri nc e p on. T he s ea r emuc ha wa i t e dbyf oodi e sa nds oc i a ldi a r i e sa r ema r k e da nd c k e t sboug htda y si na dv a nc e . T he yoffe ri nnov av et he me sa nds ur pr i s i ng l yne wc onc e pt se a c hy e a r . Nott ome n ont he s c a l eoft he s epr oj e c t st ha tg e t sbi g g e rbye a c hpa s s i ngy e a r . T hef oodbl og g i ngc ommuni t yi squi t ea cv ea ndt he yc ons t a nt l ys t r i v et os pr e a dt he i rr e v i e ws , g e t i nv ol v e dwi t hc ommuni t yv i al oc a lma r k e t pl a c e s ,f a r msa ndot he rs oc i a ldi ni ngme e t s ,a e ndi ng c ook i ngde mons t r aonsa ndt a sngme nusbyMi c he l i ns t a r r e dc he f s .Al lt hi swhi l es ha r i ngt he i r fir s t ha nde x pe r i e nc e st ha tc r e a t e sa wa r e ne s sa ndi nc r e a s ev i s i bi l i t yofa ny t hi ngt ha ta sac onc e pt i sr e l a t e dt of ood. Ane ffor ti sma det ol ookf ore a c hnook&c r a nny , bl e ndi ngt hej our na l i sc z e a lwi t hc onnoi s s e ur i s m.T her e s ul ti sade l e c t a bl epl ae r ooz i ngwi t hc ont e nt , i ma g e s , a wa r e ne s sa ndpa s s i on. T heor g a ni cf r ui t sa ndv e g e t a bl e sa sac onc e pti snotf a i r l yne w t ot heE mi r a t e , y e tha sc a ug htonbi g mei nr e c e nt me s . Va r i ousa v e nue sha v eope ne dupt os e l l&pr omot et hes a meby popups t or e s ,F a r me r sma r k e t sa ndt heonusbyr e s t a ur a nt s t os e r v es e a s ona l a ndf r e s hl ys our c e dpr oduc e . Apr i l 2014|38


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BahrainBites

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I fy ouwa ntt ounde r s t a ndt hee s s e nc eoft heBa hr a i ni f oodc ul t ur e , i t woul dbebe s tt ohe a doutt ot hebus ys t r e e t sofAdl i y aa ndMa na ma S ouq(s ouqi sama r k e tpl a c e )t os a mpl es omehota nds pi c yT i k k a / k e ba bsorc ut l e t s( us ua l l yl a mborc hi c k e n) . T he s ea r es a v our ypi e c e s ofme a tus ua l l yhe r be da nds pi c e d, ma r i na t e d, c ha r g r i l l e dt ope r f e c ona nda c c ompa ni e dwi t has a l a doff r e s hv e g e t a bl e s . Re me mbe rt o c he wi twe l l , s a v our i ngt heg or g e oust e x t ur eoft hec hunk yme a ta nd wa s hi tdownwi t hac ol ddr i nk .T he s ede l i c i ouspi e c e sofme a ta r e us ua l l ye a t e nont he i rownorwi t hPi t abr e a d/ Khuboos( Mi ddl e E a s t e r na tbr e a ds )a sawr a pc a l l e dt heS ha wa r ma .

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T oe x pe r i e nc et he t r a diona ls i de oft hi sbe a uf uli s l a ndc ount r y ,at r i pt ot hes ouqi smus t .As ouqi sama r k e t pl a c et ha ts e l l ss pi c e sa nde v e r y da yt hi ng sa ndi sat r a diona lwa yofg oi ngg r oc e r ys hoppi ng .Upone nt e r i ngt heS ouq, onei swe l c ome dbyc ha ys hopk e e pe r st r y i ngt he i rbe s tt o s e l l t he i rr e s pl e nde ntwa r e s . I twoul da l s obedi ffic ul tt omi s s t hea r omai nt hea i r ,r e dol e ntofs pi c e sa ndhe r bs .Bl a c k l e mons ,s a ffr on,c a r da mom,c l ov e s ,dr i e dr os epe t a l s ,t ur me r i c , a nds uma ca r es omeoft hee x o cs pi c e st ha tma k e t he i rwa yi nt ot hea r omacBa hr a i ni c ui s i nea ndl e ndi tt hewonde r f ul de pt hoffla v our . Ba hr a i noffe r sa l ls or t sofc ui s i ne st oc a t e rt oa l l pr i c es e g me nt sa ndpa l ee s ,f r om ne i g hbour hood t a k eoutj oi nt sa ndf oodc our t st oe x qui s i t efine di ni nga nds pe c i a l t yr e s t a ur a nt s . As t a g g e r i ngdi v e r s i t yofg l oba l c ui s i ne sf r om t hec ommonI ndi a na nd Mi ddl eE a s t e r nt ot her a r e rone sl i k eP ol y ne s i a nc a n l e a v ey ous pe l l bound. S ot he r ei snor e a s onf ora ny e x pa t ort our i s t t of e e l homes i c kbe c a us ei na l l pr oba bi l i t yt he ywoul dbea bl et os a v ourt he i rc ount r y ’ s f oodi nma nyr e s t a ur a nt si nBa hr a i n. T ha ti saqui c k s na ps hotofwha tt hi s nyi s l a ndofc ount r yha st o offe ri nt e r msofl oc a l a ndg l oba l c ui s i ne . S i nc eI a m af oodbl og g e r ,howc a nInots ha r ear e c i pei nt hi s a rc l e !T hel e g e nda r ys umme r sa r eba c kt os c or c h Ba hr a i nbutpe opl ehe r edot he i rownbi tt obe a t t hehe a t . S t a y i ngi ndoor s , of c our s et opst hel i s tbut a pa r tf r omt ha tt he r ea r et r a diona l r os ea ndwa t e r me l onc ool e r st ha tpe opl es i pona sar e f r e s hi ng

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