Chicken Shish Kebabs (6)

More kebabs from the Syrian cookbook ” Sumac” by Anas Atassi. These are usually served in a middle eastern flatbread but also very good served with aioli to dip the kebabs into before devouring greedily. If you are using a barbecue to cook them they will take 6-8 minutes, turning often.Drizzle with the honey just before the end of the cooking.

Ful Medames (4)

A spicy bean stew which is often eaten for breakfast throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In 1980 I spent a month in Egypt staying in youth hostels and with very little money, and this is what we ate, daily. This version is from ” The Little Book of Brunch” by Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing.