Entries by Zayane Webmaster

Bastilla is the Dish to Try in Morocco (and at Zayane)

In last week’s blog  we discussed how Moroccan cuisine – despite being widely considered a leading international gastronomy – remains esoteric and exotic to the average Briton. And yet, one prominent aspect of our cooking has penetrated the British imagination – the tagine. Britons now cook delicious tagines at home thanks to a wealth of […]

Moroccan Cuisine – Quietly the Best Food in the World

Moroccan cuisine presents us with a paradox. There are people who know our food and recognise it as among the finest gastronomies in the world; yet, unfortunately outside of Morocco people’s intimate knowledge of it is relatively slight. Of course, I’m not suggesting that Moroccan food doesn’t have a presence in London and beyond – […]

London’s Most Sumptuous Eid Feast

We’ve made it – Eid is finally here! Despite Ramadan being an absolutely brilliant time of the year – a month ideal for moving closer to God, quiet contemplation and reflection, spending quality time with family and friends and (as my bloghas gone to great pains to point out) eating some of Morocco’s best dishes […]

Zayane’s Ramadan Recipe for Onion and Herb Msemen

Ramadan is for eating utterly delicious food. At least that’s my view – and one shared by many Moroccans. Of course, many of us fast, but to concentrate only on this important aspect of Ramadan would be to ignore all that goes on after sunset and prayers, including the zealous consumption of Moroccan cuisine’s best […]

Zayane’s Ramadan Recipe for Chicken Briwats

A pessimist would say that Ramadan is about not eating. As a loud and proud optimist, I would say it is all about indulging in your favourite foods! Yes, traditionally Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadan as a way to clear one’s mind and body to attempt to move closer to God… but […]

Humble, Delicious Food

One of my favourite restaurants in the world is La Merendain Nice, France – a simple little hole-in-the-wall whose internationally celebrated reputation is based on it signature dish: tagliatelle au pistou. Tagliatelleis merely French for the famous Italian pasta tagliatelle– pistouis a basil-based sauce that looks similar to a traditional Genovese pesto, but doesn’t include […]