Anissa Helou


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    • Best budget recipes with store cupboard ingredients

      Eight of our favourite cooks, including Rosie Sykes, Jane Baxter and Anissa Helou, show you how to make great-value meals - without taking a trip to the shopsLemon and roast garlic pearl barleyMary-Ellen McTague, chef-patron, Aumbry, ManchesterAs far...

    • Egyptian street food recipes

      Perfect koshari, tabbule salad and 'handkerchief bread' pudding.KoshariThis is my home version, a cross between Lebanese mujaddarah and Egyptian koshariServes 6-8For the tomato sauceextra virgin olive oil 4 tbspsmall onion 1 , very finely choppedgarlic...

    • Egypt's street food: the Middle East's culinary secret

      On a trip to Cairo, Anissa Helou shops in the abundant street market and learns how to make perfect koshari.Unlike Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, Egypt doesn't really have a restaurant culture although it does have an exciting street food scene. And it is...

    • Persian Jewelled Rice Recipe

      Anissa Helou, the food writer and cook, makes a regal rice dish fit for a special occasion.Serves 4-6basmati rice 500g sea saltvegetable oil 125ml carrots 750g, peeled and cut into julienne sticks granulated sugar 90gsaffron threads good pinch soaked...

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