Homemade Eid Presents: Dukkah Spice Mix

Dukkah, is an Egyptian condiment which is extremely versatile. There are numerous recipes available but the primary ingredient in most cases is Hazelnuts combined with other spices including coriander, cumin and dried mint. This combination of savoury and sweet ingredients brings an element of earthiness so do consider using it in your next Middle Eastern

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Sweet Pairing – Peace of Bake & The Meating Room Collaboration

When I graduated from International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA, Dubai), the only real opportunity that presented itself at that time was a job offer to be a commis chef. A year later, I really didn’t expect such a wide spectrum of opportunities within the world of desserts would be revealed. I remember driving into

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Lessons from My Trial in a Commercial Kitchen

It’s been five months since I graduated from culinary school. My plan post graduation was to work in a commercial kitchen to gain an insight into the food production and service industry, of which I knew very little. A few offers had come my way from 5-star hotels in the city but I’m glad I

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5 Kitchen Essentials to Up Your Baking Game!!!

How is it possible that the cake you baked last week turned out perfect and the second time you tried it, it just wasn’t the same. These five must have kitchen essentials will ensure that you get a consistently perfect result every time you bake.  They are worthwhile investments for any home baker to up their

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Should you go to Culinary School?

The simple answer to this is quite honestly – DEPENDS!!! There’s been much debate surrounding whether you should go to culinary school or not. I’m assuming if you are reading this you are probably passionate about cooking/baking and considering pursuing this line to either start a food venture of your own or start off as

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Buffet Planning: Elegant Desserts from Africa

In my second week at culinary school we were told to prepare a buffet for 80 people for the senior batch’s Graduation. This would be my first experience with designing a menu, preparation and cooking for so many people. I was absolutely thrilled. Soon as the initial excitement passes, it can be quite a daunting

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