Tag: #Tunisia

Flavours from Tunisia

Exploring the food from other Mediterranean countries gives the experience of new flavours, not necessarily from the use of obscure ingredients, but by mixing ordinary ingredients in a different way. The food of Tunisia is strongly influenced by French and Arab culture.  If you walk down the… Source The Sunday Times: Flavours from Tunisia My handmade Tunisian Sweets during ‘Good Food Everyday’ come from … Read More Flavours from Tunisia

Tunisian Lablabi Soup

‘Exploring other Mediterranean cuisines opens up the experience of new flavours, not necessarily with new ingredients, but by mixing ordinary ingredients in a different way.  On tv yesterday I used canned chickpeas because of time limitations.  If you have time to cook dried chickpeas the flavor is even more amazing.  Finish off the soup by topping with a poached egg and garnish with ingredients … Read More Tunisian Lablabi Soup

Simplicity is always best: grapefruit, walnuts, blackberries and mint with honey

Although not local, these are Mediterranean blackberries and there is no recipe as simplicity is best always. The grapefruit from the gardens of the Tunisian Embassy are massive without a hint of bitterness, full of juice, and as I think about it, I cannot help but visualize that peeled grapefruit, each segments so burdened with juice that it cannot contain the heaviness as it … Read More Simplicity is always best: grapefruit, walnuts, blackberries and mint with honey

My new thing… iced teas

I have been making a variety of infused Iced Teas since my recent lunch with HE The Ambassador of Tunisia at her official residence. I have even made Iced Green Tea with pine nuts last weekend, certainly an influence of Tunisia. And I loved Bobby Flay’s to celebrate Iced Tea Day this week. My favorite one so far has been the Raspberry Iced Infusion … Read More My new thing… iced teas

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A Tunisian Hazelnut Dessert – Bouza [diabetic friendly, gluten free, egg free, lactose free, vegan]

As I dig deeper into the Mediterranean kitchen I become more familiar with the cuisine of Tunisia. I was served this dessert by a Tunisian friend at a dinner a few years ago. For me this hazelnut cream beats the classics like creme brulee.  This dessert is egg free, gluten free and vegan.  If you wish you can also use regular milk. It is … Read More A Tunisian Hazelnut Dessert – Bouza [diabetic friendly, gluten free, egg free, lactose free, vegan]

Renato’s sesame cookies

A wonderful display of local pastries and breads prompted me to bake these so very delicious sesame cookies as soon as I went home. They are very easy to make and I use Renato’s old recipe. We love dunking them in our coffee. You will need: 315g flour 100g butter 1 spoon baking powder A few drops of a good vanilla extract Zest of … Read More Renato’s sesame cookies

Daffodils in the garden and Tunisian Merguez Canapés

Yesterday 58 years after its independence from France, Tunisia remembered this special day on a little island in the Mediterranean. I visited the official residence of HE the Ambassador of Tunisia, Souad Gueblaoui in the morning to join her team of chefs while they made preparations for a formal evening reception to be attended by the President. The kitchen of this sunny and spacious … Read More Daffodils in the garden and Tunisian Merguez Canapés