Tunisia marks Prophet’s birthday with a unique dessert, Assida zgougou

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2015


Tomorrow, December 24, is the prophet’s birthday and Tunis is alive with anticipation. That it’s …

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Bologna’s food quarter: delicious heart of a delectable city

by Rashmee

Posted on September 16, 2015


Bologna’s food is almost as mind-blowing as the fact that its residents live and work …

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Three food joints that help you get Tunisia on a plate. Deliciously well

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2015


In many ways, Tunisian food is simple. It offers, in the term often used to …

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T is for tinned tuna though Tunisia has a long coast and lots of fresh fish

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2015


What is it about Tunisians and tins of tuna? I’ve seen giant ones in the …

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The chapati is everywhere in Tunisia but no one knows how or why

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2015


  No one is able to accurately say how the chapati has come to be …

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I say jalebi, Tunisia says z’labia. Could this Indian sweet really be Levantine?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 28, 2015


It was India’s ambassador in Tunisia, the charming, erudite and variously talented Nagma Malik who …

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Marche Central and the traditional market before the age of refrigeration

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2015


The Marche Central in Tunis is one of the world’s more distinctive old traditional markets. …

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Our parents and grandparents ate industrial levels of gunk. But dessert

by Rashmee

Posted on July 7, 2015


No, really. Back then, people ate industrial stuff that would make any 21st-century …

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Known unknowns: Lablabi, the soup-stew that sounds like it tastes

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2015


When I heard about Lablabi, the Tunisian chickpea and bread soupy stew, it seemed one …

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Eat that egg, you’ll probably be in a really good and more giving mood

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2015


Eating eggs could make you more generous, according to Leiden University researchers who have found …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK