Can you tell I like alliterations? I went home to Nairobi for 3 weeks in December. I’ve spent Christmas and New Year’s in Kenya for the last 9 years – […]
I really need to start writing about things and places other than Kurdistan. Let’s start with my coffee addiction. It started with a childhood spent in one of the world’s […]
I woke up at the ungodly hour of 6am to have breakfast at a teahouse before work. Amazing cheese, yoghurt, eggs, and bread. And of course, cups upon cups of […]
I like to think I’m getting locally grown produce at the farmers markets here in Ranya, but much of the produce is in fact imported. Globalization means that the bananas […]
A few weeks ago, some of the guys in the house decided some culinary experimentation was necessary and set off to make kubbah, a traditional Kurdish dish. Well, it’s a […]
For all that I miss bacon and all things pig, at least I can have candy-stripe figs, fresh yoghurt, and assorted fruits for breakfast.
Bacon, oh bacon, how I miss thee. In fact, I miss all things pig – bacon, pancetta, prosciutto, jamón iberico, chorizo, all types of salami, pork belly, ribs, sausages, honey-glazed […]
From what I gather, traditional Kurdish meals are quite the affair. Family and friends gather in the most spacious room of the house, one that probably has a minimal amount […]