#INSPIREDBY FADI KATTAN
Fadi is a franco-palestinian chef and hotelier who has well and truly become the voice of modern Palestinian cuisine. He owns the beautiful Hosh al Syrian Guest House and Fawda restaurant in Bethlehem, and has more recently started an insightful podcast “Ramblings of a Chef” discussing Palestinian food with some great people including Sami Tamimi, Lisa Markwell and our very own Gemma Bell!
What was one of the very first dishes you remember eating?
A Palestinian mansaf at my grandparents’ home in Bethlehem.
Who is your food hero?
Definitely Massimo Bottura. He leads the way into the responsibility we have as Chefs towards all fellow humans in a manner that combines beauty, community and good food.
What is your guiltiest food pleasure?
Waking up in the middle of the night and tapping into the cheeses in the fridge. Having cold leftovers of Malfouf (Palestinian stuffed cabbage)
Which restaurant to you long to return to?
The Mascotte in Paris. An old establishment in the Abbesses quarter, very Parisian, with an old school team that serves in a classic manner fantastic seafood and French classics. I love the service and have to admit that I prefer a very Parisian waiter that is knowledgeable rather than an overtly friendly staff member that has no idea on what is on the menu.
What would be your last meal?
A meal that would last a whole day, an enlightened meal where each dish leads to hope.
What dish do you cook the most at home?
A yakhni, cooked vegetables in season with either a tomato sauce base or with a bit of broth accompanied with vermicelli rice. It ranges from bamia (okra) to eggplant, fasouliya (green beans) or a mix of vegetables. Most often cooked with lamb meat.
What restaurant T-shirt would you wear?
Afteem! The best Falafel in the world
Most over-rated dish?
Favourite restaurant anywhere in the world?
Fawda Restaurant in Bethlehem (my restaurant) as it is way beyond a restaurant for me.
Favourite fast food joint?
Breakfast in bed or Hotel restaurant?
English Breakfast Tea or Long Black coffee?
A short espresso or an Arabic coffee
Martini - Gin or Vodka?
Ketchup or Mayo?
Definitely a mayonnaise
Stella or Boli?
London, New York ... or another city?!
City break or hideaway?
Hideaway in Mauritius
CULTISAN: EAT LOCAL, GLOBALLY
THE SILVER BIRCH TO LAUNCH IN CHISWICK
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES £10 LUNCH BOWL
SABOR EN CASA GOES NATIONWIDE
COLETTE LAUNCHES NEW DINNER PARTY SERVICE
"SHOP, EAT & DRINK" BERMONDSEY STREET
#INSPIREDBY NOOR MURAD
RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY #EOTHO FINALE
NATIONAL RESTAURANT AWARDS LAUNCHES THE TOP 100 AUCTION
SABOR TO REOPEN WITH NEW DISHES, NEW DINING ROOM AND NEW MEAL KITS
OZONE TO GO
THE ZETTER TOWNHOUSE PLANS ITS REOPENING
SKYE GYNGELL LAUNCHES "SPRING IN SUMMER"
#INSPIREDBY MANAL RAMADAN WHITE
EAT OUT TO HELP OUT
CAFE MURANO BRUNCH
NEW RESTAURANT TERRACES
TURNIPS, BOROUGH MARKET X TOMAS LIDAKEVICIUS
“PRIME FEAST” GOES NATIONWIDE
CAFE MURANO BERMONDSEY RE-OPENS
SABOR AL FRESCO
THE ROYAL, ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA
COLETTE LAUNCHES A HAMPER COLLECTION
#INSPIREDBY DAVID WADDINGTON
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES BRUNCH
SABOR LAUNCHES "SABOR EN CASA"
THE PILGRM HOTEL LAUNCHES "THE PILGRM PROVISIONS"
#INSPIREDBY JEREMY LEE
OTTOLENGHI, ROVI, AND NOPI DELIVER
#INSPIREDBY SHUKO ODA
#INSPIREDBY FADI KATTAN
#INSPIREDBY MISSY FLYNN
#INSPIREDBY DAVID LOFTUS
PADELLA PASTA KITS LAUNCH
#INSPIREDBY YASMIN KHAN
#INSPIREDBY PETRA BARRAN
#INSPIREDBY ROBBIE BARGH
OTTOLENGHI IS REOPENING
PRAWN ON THE LAWN REOPENS AS A FISHMONGERS
#INSPIREDBY LILY VANILLI
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES SRI LANKAN DELIVERY SERVICE
#INSPIREDBY RACHEL RODDY
#INSPIREDBY RYAN CHETIYAWARDANA
ANGELA HARTNETT AND CAFE MURANO LAUNCH PASTA DELIVERY
#INSPIREDBY PAULA FITZHERBERT
#INSPIREDBY RAVEN SMITH
PRIME FEAST LAUNCHES HOME DELIVERED MEATS
#INSPIREDBY ELIZABETH DAY
#INSPIREDBY BEN PUNDOLE
#INSPIREDBY HENRIETTA LOVELL,
THE 'RARE TEA LADY'
WELCOME TO #INSPIREDBY
RESTAURANTS ARE HERE TO STAY, BUT THEY WON’T LOOK THE SAME
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EASTER AT HOME
KOLAMBA POLOS RECIPE
NUTSHELL’S KHORESHT BADEMJAN
FALASTIN: A COOKBOOK
THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY GETS CREATIVE
NEW HEAD CHEF AT NUTSHELL AND PERSIAN NEW YEAR
UPCOMING EVENTS AT GREAT SCOTLAND YARD HOTEL
NEW CAFE MURANO MENU
VEGETARIAN SUPPER-CLUB SERIES AT ACE HOTEL, SHOREDITCH
DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL - 2020 AT A GLANCE
SUNDAY ROAST MENU AT PRAWN ON THE LAWN ISLINGTON
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – WHAT’S ON
THE HAND & FLOWERS TURNS 15 YEARS OLD THIS MONTH
BRITISH WINE MAKER LUNCH AT KERRIDGE'S
KOLAMBA PRESENT ISLAND SUNDAYS
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER JORDAN TREK 2020
ACE HOTEL'S BLACK: THE LITERARY SALON
LIGHTER SET LUNCH AT KERRIDGE'S BAR & GRILL
ANGELA HARTNETT JOINS BEST HOME COOK
TOM KERRIDGE'S NEW TV SHOW
LE BUN GOES VEGAN
MURANO'S JANUARY MENU