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.

Shatta ( 1 medium jar).

An easy, addictive and fiery condiment from ” Falastin” by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. It will keep in the fridge for up to six months, but give it a good stir before using.