I love to cook but I think a lot of people are surprised when I say this. Not sure why, maybe I just don’t look like someone who loves to cook? Baking is another thing entirely and I pretty much have only 2 recipes that I can bake but I like to think I’m *quite* a good cook. Nothing ever looks Masterchef refined but I reckon most stuff tastes pretty good. Here are three of my fave cosy cookbooks that I’ve got back out or recently picked up because autumn is the perfect time for comforting recipes.
TravelBag have created this awesome interactive map of Dubai’s restaurants and have challenged me to choose some Middle Eastern food to create so before I tackle the actual cooking one day soon I thought I’d have a scout round Pinterest and see what lovely recipes I could find.
I love this kind of food anyway and I had similar whilst I was in Greece, they’re a fan of the pitta bread and Shawarma style of chicken which I really like. I’ve made falafel, a classic Middle Eastern snack, a few times and it’s actually so easy. All you have to do is blitz up chickpeas, spinach, feta, spices and flour in a food processor and form small patties of the mix before you fry them off.