Katherine Lorente is from the Philippines. Her bubbly persona masks her age, and makes her perfect for her daytime role as a receptionist for the Q-Gourmet head office based in Sharjah.
In Katherine I found yet another master chef! Katherine has an innate love for cooking, and has her very own culinary business back home in the Philippines.
Hanan Taha (or rather Dr. Hanan Taha!) and I go back a long time. We used to go to school together, and although we haven’t met since high-school we still keep abreast on each other’s lives via Facebook (thank goodness for social media!).
Hanan is based in Houston, Texas and is a qualified dermatologist. With a friend who works wonders on skincare for a living, I had to steal some beauty tips off her!
In the Middle East, weekends fall on Fridays and Saturdays. On Fridays, Muslims the world over offer the very special ‘jumma’ prayer, and this is traditionally followed by a lavish lunch with the family.
Biryani, a decadent rice pilaf layered with succulently spiced meat, tends to be a Friday lunch favorite.
My dear friend Sana Wahid makes the most delicious Yakhni Pulao, and has agreed to share her family’s secret recipe with us.
The week of 15th to 21st Jan has been loaded with feasts. This has made Week 3 of #100healthydays quite disastrous!
Here’s my week in images…
Silver Fox is an American chain of fine-dining steakhouses, and the one located on City Walk, Dubai is their very first franchise outside the States.
Silver Fox is a very premium steakhouse. They differentiate themselves by serving USDA prime beef, and this warrants a higher menu pricing. Top that with uber-chic interiors and impeccable service, and expect fine-dining at its very best.
Nischay Kaul has been working in the publications industry for many years now, but I uncovered his secret passion – cooking!
Nischay originates from Kashmir, the very scenic, highly disputed Northern-most part of India. Here Nischay gives us an introduction to Kashmiri cuisine, and how he’s managed to combine his passion for cooking with his career in publications.
…and he’s even shared his most treasured, authentic Kashmiri Rogan Josh recipe with us!
It’s giveaway time again, and the lovely people at Lush have agreed to give 3 Tezzy Files readers 2 bars of their wonderful shampoos each. Read on!
The very lovely Arundhati from the Sandcastle blog nominated The Tezzy Files for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thanks a ton Arundhati, you made my day!
Meet Lush’s limited edition Penguin Bubble Bar.
Here he is at the edge of the bathtub, contemplating on a dip.
Will he take the leap of faith? The rubber duckies cheer him on.