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Ghillie Basan

Ghillie Basan is a food and travel writer. She is the author of Classic Turkish Cookery, The Modern Tagine Cookbook and Flavours of the Middle East.

Latest Articles from Ghillie

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Bulgur and lamb patties
Kibbeh are bulgur and lamb patties found throughout eastern Mediterranean countries.
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Basbousa - semolina cake with poppy seeds
Basbousa is a popular Lebanese semolina and poppy seed cake with a zesty lemon drizzle.
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Creamy Lebanese lentil soup
Crema shorba al-adas is popular with families throughout Lebanon.
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Broad bean salad
A traditional Lebanese salad of broad beans tossed in garlic and coriander.
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Prawn tagine with saffron and ginger
Shellfish tagines like this prawn tagine are inspired by Andalusian cuisine.
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Spicy chicken tagine
This chicken tagine is both fruity and spicy, and the rosemary and ginger give it a delightful aroma.
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Aubergine and courgette tagine
A gently spiced vegetarian tagine with apricots and dates.
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Courgette and feta fritters
Ideal for lunch, a savoury snack or a starter, these are tasty and versatile.
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Filo cigars filled with feta, parsley, mint and dill
These classic cigar-shaped pastries make popular snack and meze food.
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