Tonight we’ve eaten a dish called chakchoucha, some lamb and traditional Algerian cous cous. Cous cous is the national dish of Algeria. I made a traditional one with saffron, raisins and mint. It… Continue reading


According to my old passport I’ve been to Albania! I vaguely remember a day-trip to Sarande on the coast on a Greek holiday. My main memory was seeing a lot of 1980s BMWs… Continue reading


And so it begins…. Today I started at the top of the alphabet with Afghanistan. I was quite looking forward to trying a bit of Afghan cuisine; I’ve never had it before and… Continue reading

The Plan!

Living in the leafy suburbs of Cheshire has its advantages, but living close to a range of international restaurants is not one of them. On a recent trip to London, I managed to… Continue reading