Conopida Saseasca (Saxon-style Cauliflower)

This Romanian version of Cauliflower Cheese is a great side dish and a comforting winter warmer. Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 (as a side dish) Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients 500g/18oz/4 1/2 cups of cauliflower 2 white onions 300g/11oz/1 1/3 cups of sunculita, pastramă or smoked bacon 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 cloves ofContinue reading “Conopida Saseasca (Saxon-style Cauliflower)”

Lokum (Turkish Delight)

This world-famous confection is surprisingly simple and easy to make, and is extremely versatile: this basic recipe can be adapted to incorporate a wide range of flavours and toppings. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Refrigeration time: 12 hours Difficulty: Moderate Serves: 10 Ingredients For the lokum: 400g/14oz/2 cups of granulated sugar 70g/2.5oz/just over halfContinue reading “Lokum (Turkish Delight)”


Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Moderate Ingredients Bottom layer: 3 large potatoes 5 aubergines (eggplants) 3 courgettes (zucchini) 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil Salt and pepper Thyme (optional) Middle layer: 800g/28oz/4 1/2 cups of beef or plant-based mince 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 red onions 2 cloves ofContinue reading “Moussaka”


Mămăligă is the national dish of Moldova: much-loved, and steeped in tradition. The dish is simple and quick to make, and is hearty, very nutritious and extremely versatile. Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Difficulty: Easy Serves: 4 Ingredients 300g/10.5oz/2 cups of cornmeal 940ml/1 1/2 pt/4 cups of water 1 tablespoon salt SourContinue reading “Mămăligă”


This quick and easy, make ahead Bosnian dessert tastes as impressive as it looks! Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Refrigeration Time: 1 hour+ Difficulty: Easy Serves: 8 Ingredients 8 Granny Smith (or other tart) apples 150g/5oz/1 1/4 cups of chopped walnuts 3 tablespoons of honey 270ml/3 dl/1/2 pt/just over a cup ofContinue reading “Tufahije”

Horiatiki Salata

Horiatiki Salata (Greek Salad) is a delicious Mediterranean mix of tomato, cucumber, red onion, green pepper and kalamata olives, topped with feta cheese, sprinkled with oregano and drizzled with a red wine vinaigrette.  Preparation time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy Ingredients A cucumber Three salad tomatoes Half a red onion A green pepper 10-20Continue reading “Horiatiki Salata”