Fattoush – it’s all about bread

Fattoush is my favorite Middle Eastern salad. The dish is popular mainly in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Connoisseurs say it’s all about bread and pomegranate molasses. Thin, 2 layered Lebanese bread is perfect. Before deep-frying you have to tear it apart. Frying takes only couple of minutes as you aim to have golden-brown crispy bites. Good pomegranate molasses is hard to find in some … Continue reading Fattoush – it’s all about bread

Vietnamese noodle salad – Bun Bo Xao

Bun Bo Xao is a Vietnamese beef and noodle salad. Xao means stir-fry, because original recipe uses beef stir fried with lemon grass.  My recipe replaces beef with egg as it’s much faster and easier to prepare. I find this salad to be a perfect summer dish. Therefore I don’t want to be bothered with cooking meat. It brings back memories of Poland. Every time … Continue reading Vietnamese noodle salad – Bun Bo Xao

Spring salad with radish, feta cheese and sesame seeds 

Spring is coming timidly, undecided whether to stay here or to extend its vacation in hot countries. Since, however, you can feel the upcoming warmness you should change your menu. Forget heavy winter foods and replace them with light, colorful vegetable based dishes that have already appeared on local markets. In the latest issue of the magazine Kukbuk it was concluded that in the season, when … Continue reading Spring salad with radish, feta cheese and sesame seeds 

Beetroot, cheese, walnut and pomegranate salad

At the local suq in Jordan you can easily get fresh products, though not always locally produced. Apples from Syria and citruses from Israel. After the Friday prayer crowd floods out of the mosque. Men in baggy t-shirts and woman in colorful scarves, screaming, bargaining for tomatoes, potatoes and bell pepper. Young boys pushing shopping cars, offering their help in carrying stuff. Everyone screams, everyone … Continue reading Beetroot, cheese, walnut and pomegranate salad