Shakshuka

Last week Gordon Ramsay arrived unannounced at an Auckland restaurant and ordered a plate of the house shakshuka. He seemed happy with the meal and no profanities were uttered – according to this report in the New Zealand Herald. If you haven’t heard of shakshuka, a dish consisting of eggs nested atop a tomato-based mildly…

French Couscous

Couscous has made heady progress from foreign newcomer to pantry staple in the last 20 years. It has plumped into action as an essential salad at barbecues or as a near-instant mid-week meal. It’s the ideal starchy receptacle for our unstoppable appetite for Mediterranean flavours. Couscous has been even busier in France. The north African…