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So You Think You Have Taste? – A Blind Tasting

Word on the street is that vision plays a large role in how we all perceive food. Since I first heard about Zee’s blind-tasting challenge, I have been curious to try it out. Initially I could not imagine having much trouble figuring out what I am tasting just because my sense of sight was taken away by a blindfold. However, I reasoned that for blind tasting to be so popular there must be some difficulty involved in it. Continue reading

Teaming up for the Blind Taste Test

Friday was the chosen day for me to do the blind taste test suggested by TB’s last challenge. I partnered up with my sister to test each other.  When her kids heard about it, they got all excited and wanted to team up with their mom and me and play “the game”.

Anthony, the oldest, wanted to be on his mom’s team. Being a competitive boy he was all concerned by who wins and how?

Marc wanted to be on my team since he is my “sous-chef”.

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Challenge 14: The Taste Test

If you are like me, and are a huge lover of food programs in particular, then you are going to LOVE this challenge. I got the idea from watching programs such as Masterchef Australia and Hell’s Kitchen and I have always wanted to try it. The Taste Test is one of the toughest challenges presented to contestants and chefs would say that a good palate makes one a better chef. The test always looks so simple watching from the comfort of my couch and I always feel like it is a bit like watching trivia game shows. It always appears as if contestants get the simplest of ingredients wrong and at home you always think you can do better. So how hard is the Taste Test really? We Tastebudz are about to find out! Continue reading

Hummus and Italian-style Cheesecake

How do food lovers give good wishes to someone who leaves work to go on an overseas trip?  Well, we have an international potluck of course!  Today, we did just that and so I decided to make a couple of Mediterranean contributions to the event.  I decided to make two items for this simply because I had several leftover ingredients I knew I could use before they reached their expiry dates.  Also, I recently got a new Cuisinart food processor for a birthday present and so decided I would make good use of my new kitchen addition (so far, I love that thing!).


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Get the F out of my kitchen!

Saturday May 15, 2010

The Good Food and Wine Show came to Cape Town as it normally does every year. However, this year it featured my hero Gordon Ramsay. So you can just imagine how excited I was to go and see him. My friend had booked us tickets and we counted down the days to see him.

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Zaza’s Soup – 3rd Mediterranean Cooking Event, Lebanon

I don’t know where this soup originated from, but I know it was cooked at my aunt’s household. My uncle was Armenian and his sister cooked this soup, so we named it after her: Zaza’s Soup. Maybe the soup is a mix of Armenian and Lebanese, even though the event is for Lebanese cooking, I think this soup characterizes the spirit of Lebanon and its diversity. Not to mention it is a delicious soup that I hope those who will try will enjoy.

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Sumac and Dried Mint Omelet – 3rd Mediterranean Cooking Event

I know I am supposed to be posting about the challenge, but a few days ago I got an invitation to join a cooking event about Lebanon: 3rd Mediterranean cooking event. So I decided to join. I don’t know if I will post more than one recipe, but I know I have a couple in mind. Although for now, I am posting a really simple thing: an omelet.

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