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Feast: Food of the Islamic World

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Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemons (D'jaj m'chermel)

Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemons (D'jaj m'chermel)

Morocco is known for its variety of tagines, a lovely meaty stew that usually, but not always, contains dried fruits. These slow-cooked...

Grilled chicken with Zanzibari sauce (Chicken mishkaki/Dejaj)

Grilled chicken with Zanzibari sauce (Chicken mishkaki/Dejaj)

Mishkaki is derived from the Swahili word for meat grilled over charcoal. It could be beef. lamb or chicken, as in this case. Mishkaki is...

Egg briouats (Briouat bel beid)

Egg briouats (Briouat bel beid)

Briouats are Morocco's version of the Indian samosa, Turkish borek or the Lebanese fatayer. In these cultures, there are an almost...

Date ice cream

Date ice cream

Dates are a symbol of the Arab world and the cultivation of dates goes back to centuries to probably the 6000-8000 BC and are considered...

Qatari chicken and rice

Qatari chicken and rice

The world of biryani, layered rice, though originally from India, crosses out of its borders in today world of migration and trade. This...

Syrian saffron milk pudding (Muhallebi)

Syrian saffron milk pudding (Muhallebi)

A milk pudding is the most basic of all desserts, essentially thickened milk and sugar. Countless versions of this dessert exist based on...

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