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Food

December 23, 2013 |
Kaak Bi Loz (Marzipan)

During Christmas time or Eid in the Middle East, it is customary to offer sweets to visiting family and relatives or give them as gifts. Many home cooks begin to bake treats a few weeks ahead of Christmas or place an order for confectionery with their favourite bakeries and confectioneries. Kaak Bi Loz Kaak Bi [...]

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Travel

May 30, 2013 |
Aleppo’s Souk: A Tribute

Deep in the caverns of the ancient souk of Aleppo, all senses are engaged. The eyes follow a maze of narrow passageways lined with shops selling anything from textiles to perfume, food, spices, wool and gold. A high-pitched “hee-haw” causes shoppers to disperse, allowing a donkey to pass, laden with goods. The array of scents [...]

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Travel

July 11, 2011 |
Best Travel Articles: Time Travel with Gourmantic

Gourmantic recently celebrated its second anniversary, and with nearly 400 articles under its belt, it’s time for a little navel-gazing. The purpose is not to ascertain how much weight has been gained from delectable food and drink experiences but to review the progress and reminisce about good times in travel writing. My 7 Links is [...]

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Food

October 19, 2010 |
What to Eat in Aleppo Syria: A Food and Drink Guide

The Food of Aleppo The ancient city of Aleppo (Halab – Alep) prides itself on the best cuisine in the Middle East. Such a reputation often intrigues travelling gourmands so before departing on our trip to Syria, I consulted Aleppian people in the know and collated a list of food and drink they considered to [...]

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Food

September 27, 2010 |
The Dish of Aleppo: Kabab Bil Karaz – Cherry Kabab

The people of Aleppo have a shared passion. Not only do they pride themselves in food that is steeped in culinary traditions and guard their recipes close to heart, they undeniably affirm their cuisine as the best in the Middle East. As one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, Aleppo’s cuisine takes inspiration from the [...]

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Travel

August 26, 2010 |
Khan Al Nahasin: Coppersmiths Market in Aleppo

Tchak Tchak Tchak That’s the sound of the coppersmiths at work as you approach Khan Al Nahasin, the copper market in Aleppo. Tchak Tchak Tchak. Your footsteps on the cobblestones echo their rhythm. The Aleppian khan or souk dates back to the 16th century when it was the epicentre of copper trade in the Syrian [...]

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