Menemen: Turkish One-Pan Eggs

Menemen Turkish One-Pan Eggs

Although it’s commonly served for breakfast, Menemen – aka Turkish Eggs – is also excellent as a quick lunch or light evening meal. This one-pan recipe comes from the ‘Van Life Cookbook: Resourceful recipes for life on the road: from small spaces to the great outdoors’ by Danny Jack and Hailee Kukura. This recipe is ... Read more »

Turkish Ezme

Ezme Salad

For many years, ezme has been one of my favourite side dishes when visiting the many Turkish restaurants of North London. A simple cold dish of chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and red peppers with lots of parsley and mint, ezme is the perfect foil to kebabs such as adana kofte, chicken and lamb cis, and ... Read more »

BBQ Piri Piri Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Onion Salad

Piri Pri Chicken Thighs with Tomato and Onion Salad

In the era of Nando’s – the ubiquitous South African restaurant chain specialising in peri-peri chicken – this fiery chicken recipe has become a favourite across the UK. It’s a dish born of European colonisation and global trade. The Portuguese traded chillies and many other products from the Americas to Europe, and across their colonies ... Read more »

Griddled Pita Stuffed with Sumac-spiced Meat (Arayes)

Griddled pita stuffed with sumac-spiced meat

Reversing the usual way kebab meat is cooked and then served in or with bread, in this recipe for Griddled Pita Stuffed with Sumac-spiced Meat from Eleanor Ford’s The Nutmeg Trail, the meat is wedged into a pita before being cooked over a griddle. Hailing from the Middle East and Levant the dish is known ... Read more »

Smoky Paprika Chicken with Warm Cannellini Beans

Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

The premise of Rosie Reynolds’ The Shortcut Cook is to share classic recipes with clever shortcuts to make them easier, faster and tastier. This Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans makes double use of a smoky paprika mayonnaise as both marinade and dip, resulting in moist chicken with crispy skin. Adding ripe tomatoes to ... Read more »

Cauliflower Kuku

Cauliflower kuku recipe from Roasting Pan Suppers by Rosie Sykes

I love kuku, a herby, omelette-like dish hailing from Iran. I first came across it in local Persian restaurants close to my home in North London, often served as a starter, snack or side. Here, Rosie Sykes has added cauliflower, raisins and spice to fresh coriander and dill to create a hearty vegetarian dish. The ... Read more »

A Taste For… Paprika

Spoon with paprika powder

For many years, I assumed that paprika was a Hungarian invention, misled by the origins of the word we use in England to describe this powdered spice. In fact, the story has it that Columbus presented sweet and chilli peppers to King Fernando and Queen Isabel of Spain as a gift of thanks for their ... Read more »

Parmesan & Paprika Potato Waffles

‘When you have a waffle maker, everything looks like a waffle!’ So says a dear friend of mine and I reckon he’s not wrong. It’s full steam ahead on the waffle wagon here at Kavey Eats and today it’s the turn of the humble potato. Our first experiment with potato waffles used mash potato mixed ... Read more »

Hungarian Beef Goulash

I’ve said it before and I’ll surely say it again: British beef and lamb are fantastic and really can’t be beaten for quality and taste! These days most of us eat far more globally than our parents and grandparents, by which I mean we travel the world on our plates; Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese… ... Read more »

Smoky Paprika Coleslaw | An Unusual But Winning Recipe

Given how much I enjoy coleslaw – it’s a must-have accompaniment to breaded chicken fillets, deep fried chicken and chicken burgers, not to mention perfect picnic food – it’s a little surprising to me that I rarely made my own; it’s not exactly complicated to shred some raw vegetables and toss in a home-made dressing, ... Read more »