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  • James Knight-Pacheco


I came to the Middle East in 2012, I was lucky enough to land a job in a really spectacular place in Oman.

Not having any clue about the food in the region, I naturally spoke the chef's who are from the area, some people say the cuisine is very simple and there's nothing to it, but actually they are totally wrong!

The food may seem simple to the naked eye, but when you taste hummus or a kebab for the first time, and it is cooked by someone who was born in the Arabic world, it is so utterly different to the food you think is Middle Eastern, from back in the UK.

So over the years, I have been really lucky to work alongside chefs from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, the chefs are all passionate about their homeland, and of-cpurse why not!?

The one thing that they all have in common, is just how delicious the food is, and the sense of family recipes that are passed down.

Now interestingly enough, there is no sort of food guide anywhere in Gulf region, but am telling you the food deserves to be on a world stage.

The next blog, I will share a recipe on a Shish Taouk, or you might know it as a chicken kebab, and un-leash some secret tips along the way.

See you next time


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