Category Archives: Dips

Food is Culture says cookery writer Claudia Roden (plus her hummus recipe)


What impact does food have on our everyday life? This question was answered by legendary food writer Claudia Roden during a remarkable lecture introduced by Dame Valerie Amos in London. (more…)

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Hyatt Regency’s Chef Barakat: Falafel with Tahini Sauce

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Falafels are deep-fried patties made from chickpeas. They are second most common dish made of chickpeas, after hummus of course! Crispy and crunchy on the outside yet fluffy and herby on the inside, they have been around for more than 1000 years! Believed to have originated from Egypt, they are now a popular snack throughout the Arab world. (more…)

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Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise

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Many foodies love homemade mayonnaise, but I have never been tempted to make it from scratch. Since it is made using raw egg yolks, I don’t want to risk the salmonella contamination. Shop-bought mayo is perfectly fine and there are many ways you can transform it into something special by adding a few ingredients. (more…)

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