Holidays & Entertaining

Common Threads: Food & Wine Goes Home for the Holidays With Two Chefs: One Palestinian, the Other Israeli

There’s some 
discussion
 about the
 pronunciation of “hummus.” For Reem Kassis, author of the cookbook The Palestinian Table, the word starts with something like a sigh, “haahmus”—a lyrical, open-throated hum in Arabic. The same word rumbles when it comes from Michael Solomonov, the Israeli chef behind Zahav in Philadelphia. “Chhhhummoooz,” he says, the Hebrew letter […]

Food Trends

Why Fast Food Used to Be ‘Healthier’ in the ‘80s

These days, most of us would admit that the average menu item at a fast food restaurant isn’t all that healthy. In recent years, chains across the country have been locked in an ongoing arms race, piling on more meat (especially bacon) and adding outlandish menu items that aim to improve profit margins at the […]

Vegetarian

Herb and butter bean salad with caper sultana dressing

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Serves:4 as a side Ingredients 200g can butter beans, drained and rinsed3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil100g Tenderstem broccoli, cut into 3cm pieces100g sugar snap peas1 echalion shallot, finely sliced2 tbsp nonpareille capers2 tbsp sultanas½ tbsp sherry vinegarlarge handful basil leaveslarge handful mint […]

Gluten Free

Roasted courgette and tomato sauce

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Serves:4 as a pasta sauce Ingredients 4 medium courgettes, thinly sliced4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil800g baby plum tomatoes4 garlic cloveshandful basil leaves, torn Method 1. Preheat the oven to 220˚C, gas mark 7. Spread the courgettes out in a single layer in […]

Vegetarian

Chocolate chip cookie cup

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Serves:1 Ingredients 1 tbsp nut butter (such as cashew or peanut) 1½ tsp honey, maple syrup or golden syrup splash vanilla extract pinch bicarbonate of soda 1½ tbsp ground almonds or 1 tsp plain wholemeal flour 1-2 squares dark chocolate, chopped into chunks […]

Vegetarian

Courgette flatbreads with garlic yogurt and pomegranate

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 4 medium courgettes 2 tbsp olive oil 2 x 240g Waitrose garlic flatbreads ½ garlic clove, crushed 5 tbsp Greek-style yogurt 3 tbsp toasted flaked almonds 30g pomegranate seeds 28g pack coriander, leaves roughly chopped 1-2 tbsp pomegranate molasses Method 1. […]

Vegetarian

Cranberry soda bread

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Makes:1 small loaf Ingredients 30g unsalted butter, diced 250g plain flour, plus extra to dust 75g porridge oats 100g cranberries 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves ½ tsp nigella seeds ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda ¼ tsp salt 240ml buttermilk Method 1. Preheat the […]