Top food trends this winter 2014-2015

Greenheart Organic Farms Dubai UAE Farm Tour-12

From inter-emirate travel to communal dining and balcony gardening, there’s a lot on the menu as the weather (finally) takes on a cooler turn…

Two years ago we started writing projections for the food industry in the UAE, which have earned the respect of the food and beverage and hospitality industries in the UAE. We are back with this year’s instalment, which was first published on October 17, in Kari’s long-running food column in the Khaleej Times.

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Easy peasy basic plain homemade pancake recipe

Best Moist Homemade Pancakes -5

There is something about pancakes that seems to right all that is wrong with the world. Pancakes are so well-loved they have a cult following.  I would like to nominate myself as President of the Pancake Lovers Club. I love pancakes. Hot cakes, griddle cakes, pancakes, by any name would be one of my all time favourite special weekend breakfast meals. They are budget friendly and customisable to every diet – from the all you can eat diet to the paleo, low carb, diabetic-friendly and  gluten free. We even developed a low carb, pale and diabetic-friendly pancake some time ago. Continue reading

Dining Out | A Scrumptious Italian feast Sicilia, Movenpick Ibn Batuta Gate, Dubai

Sicilia Restaurant Dubai Movenpick Ibn Batuta-9

We went to Sicilia for the pizza and stayed for the charm. One of the really wonderful things about dining in Dubai is that ever so often you come across a restaurant that has such an authentic interior design and menu concept that you are transported to a different place, forgetting where you are. Such is Sicilia, the Italian restaurant at the Movenpick Ibn Batuta Gate Hotel.

Located at the far end of Dubai, closer to Abu Dhabi than the Dubai Airport, this quaint trattoria style restaurant with brick arches is certainly worth the journey.

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