Ramadan recipes: This freekeh-stuffed chicken is comfort food for the soul

DUBAI: Jordanian Chef Hassan Al-Naami shares his delectable recipe for fragrant freekeh-stuffed chicken, a dish that is wildly popular at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, where he brings his culinary vision to life at the hotel’s Middle Eastern restaurant, Amaseena. As Ramadan draws to a close, give this dish a go for a special iftar this week. Chicken […]

3 Wine Tourism Breaks in Europe

If you love wine then wine tourism provides an alternative to the usual types of travel ensuring more space, less crowded destinations and of course a constant flow of wine. Whilst many hotels have closed throughout various global lockdowns, vineyards have continued to function. Vineyards by their very nature are located within vast acres of […]

Ramadan recipes: These glorious stuffed peppers are a feast for the eyes and appetite

DUBAI: Stuffing vegetables is an art relished by many in the Middle East. Peppers are easy to fill while others, like cucumbers, carrots and turnips, can be a bit more challenging. Humble vegetables are elevated to another level once stuffed and served with a tantalizing sauce. I love making stuffed peppers since their shape acts as […]

Introducing Acquarius

Need a boost? Refresh your body and mind with Aquarius, a new range of drinks containing water plus essential minerals. The Coca-Cola system in Malta launches Aquarius, a new range of drinks in the company’s portfolio containing essential minerals – Magnesium and Zinc – to support the active lifestyle of a generation that wants to achieve success and enjoy life to the fullest.  Aquarius is […]
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Exploring the traditional flavors of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Ramadan is a special time for Muslims to get together with family and loved ones. These gatherings in Saudi culture result in a diverse menu of delicious dishes, with many being made exclusively during the holy month. Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset. Therefore, among all the aspects of local culture, food-related traditions […]
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When East meets West, how two Saudi regions connect through food

Across the desert sands of Najd and reaching the Red Sea coast, a Hijazi table might seem different, but the similarities in preferred dishes such as Sayadeya rice, lentil soup, and puffy samosas are often a staple of the Ramadan table JEDDAH: Food is one of the most expressive ways people can represent their culture, […]
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April 22, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Cook like a local: Sardinia

Sardinian cuisine Sardinia remains one of Europe’s least explored culinary destinations. But in mainland Italy at least, the island’s food is famed for its freshness and simplicity, and for its focus on the finest ingredients, which are either grown on the island or fished from the turquoise waters that surround it. Expect fruits and vegetables […]
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April 21, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Why you should eat the rainbow

We’re often told that we should be ‘eating the rainbow’, but what does that actually mean? And, is it really that important? Health editor Tracey Raye discusses why eating the rainbow might be the best thing you’ll ever do for your health. We know that fruits and vegetables are healthy foods that we should probably […]
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