Thank you to our regular contributor Marie for this post. After a 3 year hiatus, it was time to try flying again with the offer of a berth and company in Helsinki. Gatwick was reputed to be like hell on a bad day but the reality was logistically fine. But I’d forgotten what a humongous... Continue Reading →
Border town falafel
Abu Naeem Falafel Thank you to this week's guest blogger Sereen for this second installment of falafels sampled in the UAE! Driving to the border of Oman for the monthly visa renewal, a pit stop at Abu Naeem is a must! Positioned conveniently close to the border of Oman and serving up delicious, fresh falafels,... Continue Reading →
Quorn* with Ginsters have recently brought out a couple of new vegan pasties. For about 15 years I have found myself buying those newsagent plastic packaged samosas when out and about and stuck for something to eat. These days, you have a lot more choice when in a supermarket but there is still a distinct... Continue Reading →
View from a professional – Mezze Palace
Well, we're all pro's at falafel I suppose, but I was dining this time with my professional chef friend, who made falafel for a living! Double dining. A cutesy couple-y double date - dinner and a (shit) movie. Our other friends had reacted in disgust when we told them, and one of them (recently single)... Continue Reading →
My pitta overfloweth (and not in a good way)
The first thing I noticed when I unwrapped my falafel from its neat little bag was that the “pitta” it was in looked nothing like any pitta I’d had before...
You are free. Time to eat falafel.
*Many Thanks to our guest writer for this greece-y review. Ntoneradiko authentikon Exarchia Athens This 'authentic' establishment proudly sits itself in Exarchia, the 'anarchist district' of Athens. Even Exarchia's name conjures anarchism - 'ex' denoting getting rid of something (a relationship, a species), and 'archy' connoting images of order and power (patriarchy, hierarchy, manarchy). The... Continue Reading →