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.

Souvlakia (2)

I can still remember eating my very first Souvlakia in the hot summer of 1976 on Syntagma Square in Athens. A cheap meal of spicy lamb in flatbread served in a paper cone, the juices dribbling down your clothes as you ate no matter how careful you were…This version is from Nigel Slater’s ” The 30 Minute Cook”.