Maakouda, or roasted eggplant “frittata” (Tunisia)

Tweet Tunisia is a relatively small Arab country in North Africa – much smaller than its neighbours Libya and Algeria, which are quite huge. Its history dates back to about 4000 BCE. Later it became a part of the Roman empire. Soon after the birth of Islam the region was conquered by Arab Muslims who […]

Tortilla de patatas, or potato “omelet” (Spain)

Tweet Spain is the second largest country in Europe, located in the Southwest, by the Mediterranean. It also includes the Balearic islands, the Canary islands and three exclave states out of the country: the cities of Ceuta and Melilla in Morocco and Llívia in France (how come we were never told about these in school?). […]

Okonomiyaki, vegetable pancake with tun-peh (Japan)

Tweet It wasn’t easy to choose a Japanese dish to feature. There are so many enticing options containing tofu, vegetables, seaweed… I only knew I didn’t want to go for sushi or miso soup – too common. I had bought some fancy-colored green tea noodles and thought maybe I’d cook something for them, but in […]