The Recipe Book: Maqlubeh Rice Cake

Chef Karmah’s recipe is inspired by the 650 Km trail that connects Jordan from north to south which she completed last month. Her recipe is a tribute to the Jordan Trail reflecting her own interpretation of the culinary journey the team went through during the 40 day trip. It is also inspired by local ingredients…

Carakale of Jordan

I get goosebumps thinking back to 2011 when social media introduced me to one of Jordan’s brilliant minds. His brewery was far from being ready when chef Bruno (my culinary instructor) and myself showed up at the site. Our curiosity was the main drive to explore what turned to be Jordan’s first microbrewery. Five years…

Chefs in a Frame

Just located next to Books@Cafe -one of my favorite spots in Amman- is Jacaranda Images, a unique space that showcases Jordanian and international artwork. It was three years ago when my sister and myself visited the gallery to attend the first exhibition for Sawwer Al Chef, the dedicated competition to capture the chefs in a…

Tea Designers: Turtle Green

  Last September, Amman Design Week gathered more than 100 designers to display their work and share their knowledge and experience in a first-of-a-kind-event taking place in three major locations downtown Amman. Turtle Green Tea Bar was among the local and international innovative designers occupying the spaces at Raghadan Bus Station. Mohammad Badran, whose name…

Taste of Jordan: A New Home

A new step towards the future, Taste of Jordan is alive with a new revamped look! Same old content but with a stylish twist. Happy Reading!

Daring & Bold: Baking Redefined

Social media occupies a big space of our personal lives as it connects us to the virtual platform of our reality. Living abroad, it plays a vital part in my search for the next local food venture or unique individual that I will feature in my blog. Following all those people who are venturing in…

Ground Zero

Shaping one’s identity is a mission that takes a lifetime to accomplish. During the time, people encounter different situations and engage with different ethnicities and backgrounds that influence our behaviors. It is a process that never stops as we grow older, travel the world and expose ourselves to the cultures of the world’s heritage. Influenced by our…

Botma: the Language of Taste

It was a sunny Saturday when both of chef Sereen Al-Kurdi and myself promised to exchange visits to local and artisan producers. I remember having our morning coffee at a favorite place of mine: Kava– a specialist coffee house located in the heart of Amman. Our first stop at Mistaka was very inspiring to Sereen as it was her first…

Coco de Cantine: Heavenly Macarons

The basic ingredients of egg white, sugar and ground almond of a macaron makes it look like an easy sweet bite to bake. We can fall for their perfect round shapes, colorful different flavors and delicious fillings that patisseries offer on their shops’ windows and menus. Famous houses for macaron such as Ladurée and Pierre…

Taste of Jordan: The Journey

  Two years back, an idea was born from scratch to start a food blog that was different and unique. Searching the web for how food blogs in Jordan are composed, I found nothing special about any of them. Although they have great content, they all looked the same to me: sharing personal experiences and…

Boutique Bakery: An Artisan Bakery in the Heart of Amman

There was hype about this bakery that opened in one of Amman’s fine neighborhood during 2014. I did not check the place personally but kept myself updated with their news on social media. It was not until their success of opening a shop at Al-Weibdeh, the old heart the city that I noticed how special Boutique…

Meet the Chef: Ahmad Sammour

It was a sunny afternoon here in Abu Dhabi when I prepared myself for my skype interview with one of the remarkable pastry chefs in Amman. It was nearly mid-day when the live picture of chef Ahmad Sammour poped-up on my laptop’s screen. As my culinary and pastry instructor during my culinary Diploma in the Royal…