Mitzismezze · Recipes

Tomato Slaw – something for the weekend

Tomato salad is always on the menu when Ethiopians dine, with salad ingredients ranging from a simple oil dressing to the fiery hot berbere spice mix. One memorable salad I ate at Lake Babogaya hadΒ the unexpected addition of toasted black sesame seeds. It was so delicious and fresh, with a tangy yogurt dressing. In this… Continue reading Tomato Slaw – something for the weekend


Hurry – Great deal for Silk Road Kitchen cookery class

The Silk Road Kitchen have an amazing offer right now – €24 for a choice of their cookery classes on living social. I expect they will be snapped up in a flash. Nice pressie for any foodies out there.


Wishing you a peaceful and delicious Easter

Happy Easter πŸ’›πŸ°πŸ‡πŸ₯πŸ‘πŸ’› Wishing everyone a lovely break full of delicious food and drinks and of course the obligatory Easter Egg πŸ’›πŸ£πŸ’›πŸ£πŸ’›πŸ£πŸ’› Here’s a piece from a few years back for a Middle Eastern inspired Easter Sunday lunch. Great explanation of some of the flavours used. Enjoy x πŸ’›πŸ£πŸ’›


Baharat or Lebanese seven spice

Baharat or Lebanese seven spice usually consists of paprika, pepper, cumin, cloves, coriander seed, cardamom, and nutmeg. If blending your own store in an air tight container. Alternatively, it can be purchased in most Asian shops, larger supermarkets or boutique food shops. Baharat compliments lamb and chicken beautifully and is one of the spice mixes… Continue reading Baharat or Lebanese seven spice


Pickled Turnips/Swedes – a mezze staple

Pickles are omnipresent in the Middle East and sometimes eaten with every meal including breakfast! One of my favourites are pickled turnips, especially as part of a mezze plate. Combining beetroot with turnips during pickling gives a gorgeous pink colour. Both swedes and turnips are closely related to each other and in fact, their names… Continue reading Pickled Turnips/Swedes – a mezze staple