Monthly Archives: April 2014

Easter Torta Pasqualina with Spinach & Samphire

It’s hard to believe I was in Greece a year ago, lamenting over the fact that their Orthodox calendar meant Easter celebrations wouldn’t coincide with the length of my stay. It was still able to experience the Cretan springtime, though, … Continue reading

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Springtime Sprouting Broccoli Pita

Here it is, as promised: a way to use those pickled turnips of yesterpost, along with some purple sprouting broccoli beauties, a springtime delicacy I first sampled during my first bright-eyed year in London. Too enamoured to disfigure my new discovery, … Continue reading

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Lebanese Pickled Turnips (Kabees El Lift)

The term “fermentation” (first observed by Pasteur as la vie sans air: life without air) carries a lot of baggage with it—historical, cultural, psychological. It’s responsible for some of my favourite things in the world: yogurt, miso, coffee, sauerkraut, stinky … Continue reading

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