March 13, 2016

The Biryani Triangle


Take a map of Western and Southern Asia. Now, draw a line, first from Tehran to Hyderabad, capital of the Indian State of Telangana—that's around 3350 km as the eagle flies. Then draw a direct line from Hyderabad to Aden, the port town in Yemen (approx. 3600 km), and finally connect Aden to your point of departure, the Iranian capital (approx. 2600 km). You’ll end up with a triangle, and I will call this "The Biryani Triangle". More »

February 1, 2016

Tarator: Turkish Walnut Spread


An ancient nut spread with a name straight from a fantasy novel— More »

January 10, 2016

Waterblommetjies Bredie


An exotic dish at the beginning of the year: an aquatic-floral lamb stew from the Cape! More »