Za’atar; More Than a Herb

Za’atar. Never has one herb contained so much history, political significance and variety. It has been used as a medicine, as a flavouring an accompaniment into the after life and in ritual ceremonies. It is the subject of debate, of laws, and makes for a delectable perfume. To understand its true significance makes it taste

How to Cook: The Basics

For Nigella Lawson, and less thrillingly, myself, cooking is a means of relaxation, verging on a meditative state. Stirring is calming, chopping is therapeutic and feeding people is joyous. Trust me, it is, even if you have yet to discover it. So many friends come to dinner and lament that they can never achieve my

Tokyo’s Themed Restaurants | From Prisons to Robots

Dining out in Tokyo, Japan is by no means a simple affair. In fact, it’s quite often literally out of this world. Tokyo’s themed restaurants have kept customers on their toes for the past decade, and there’s something for every taste. Think: dress-up party meets disneyland meets computer game meets… your worst nightmare, these establishments

An Introduction to Spices

Spices are essential to add flavour and depth to food. They also boast a wide range of health benefits. Consider this an introductory guide to spices; how to store them, use them and target certain ailments.   Storage Like food, spices can go off. This manifests itself as a weaker flavour and, whilst this won’t

GMO foods: Killers or just getting a bad rap?

Food can either kill you or heal you and evidence suggests both scenarios are true. Before jumping into this topic, consider for just a moment that Chipotle recently announced it would not use genetically modified ingredients in its menu. Now, the popular chain faces more challenges because of E. coli outbreaks tainting its food. The