CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF ALEXANDER STUMPF

Right from the name to the smallest details within the restaurant, Toko oozes Japanese charm (except for the sheesha they serve which I guess is the Middle Eastern influence). As they say, it’s… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF TOM ARNEL

I have been trying to think of ONE word that would best define Tom & Serg. After a lot of mulling, and mulling some more, I believe ‘simplicity’ is the word. At Tom… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF FRANCESCO GUARRACINO

This interview will forever be entrenched in my heart. Simply because Chef Francesco was the first Executive Chef to respond positively to participating in my CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! segment. Agreeing to… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF HERMINE KOSTANYAN

Fukurou means Owl in Japanese and that’s where the Japanese connection ends. Nestled in the back on the ground level of Emirates Financial Towers in DIFC, Fukurou House is a healthy, contemporary and… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CHEF MARIANNA VITALE

If there is one thing I have learned in life it is: when opportunity knocks grab it with both hands. That is exactly what I did when I was asked if I would… Continue reading

Chef Talk: Fire It Up!!!

As you all know I am not a cook and I don’t like to cook! And so my appreciation for people who put food on my table is unconditional. With all food blogs… Continue reading

Bu Qtair: Seafood Shack

There was a time in early 2000s when Bu Qtair was considered a hidden gem. If you heard about it from friends, the challenge was always finding it and google maps were not… Continue reading

Innlay Asia: A Bite of Burma

I was on a hunt. A food hunt more specifically. Even more specific was the fact that I was hunting for one particular dish – Khow Suey (that’s how I know it as),… Continue reading

EASY DOES IT: Pancakes

Since today is Pancake Tuesday, I thought I would share a delicious and easy pancake recipe that is fast to get on the table and better tasting than any convenience pre- packaged mix.… Continue reading

EASY DOES IT: Potato (Batata) Poha

This is a great Indian snack at tea time or breakfast. This recipe was passed down to me by my mother and Millie (provider of  the best homemade food EVER!) I have and… Continue reading