Eggplant and ground lamb

From Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem Well, except for Ottolenghi’s version (which I’m sure is delicious) requires three hours of slow cooking, and needs paprika and tamarind sauce. Whereas this version requires about half an hour of cooking, and more ordinary ingredients. Everyone loved it though. How to make eggplant and ground lamb: In a large frying pan, pour […]


Embarrassing Cooking Moments, Take 1: I’m spending the summer in Tunisia, and I’m cooking couscous for my family, because that’s mainly what people eat in Tunisia. So I’m boiling water and couscous in a saucepan, and our landlady, Zachia, walks in, and she thinks it’s so funny that I’m boiling couscous instead of steaming it. […]