This week Janine Ratfcliffe catches up with Syrian chef and restaurateur Imad Alarnab to talk about his new book Imad's Syrian Kitchen including why the flavours of his homeland are so special and how always cooking from the heart has brought him to where he is now. Next find out 10 things we love about Georgian cuisine.


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Listen to Imad share his top 3 cooking tricks:

Try Imad's Syrian recipes

Syrian baba ghanoj

Perfect as a snack or a side to a meze feast, this recipe from Imad’s Syrian Kitchen in London makes great use of aubergines, tahini and greek yogurt.

Baba ghanoush on a blue plate topped with pomegranate seeds

Syrian falafel

Try this spiced falafel recipe from Imad’s Syrian Kitchen as part of a meze-style feast. They are best served with a fresh salad and lemony tahini sauce.

Homemade falafel on a blue plate

Barazek shortbreads

Barazek cookies or biscuits are thin, crispy and usually come with sesame and pistachios. They're easy-to-make and are traditionally served as sweet treats in Syrian bakeries.

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