Search this site

    Recipe Index

Archive Spotlight

  • Foie gras with fig & nectarine compote

Buy my book!

About this site

Powered by TypePad
Member since 04/2004

« Quick pizza with artichokes, tomatoes and rocket | Main | Scallop carpaccio with mango and chilli-lime vinaigrette »

May 06, 2004


Hope Paterson

Cooking is my passion; and form of meditation. I am excited for the upcoming summer months. I love food that represents warmer weather. I eat salads, of some form or another, everyday. But I have found that by serving them in shallow dishes ,with no tools or cutlery, is the best way to enjoy any salad combination. Put your forks aside because eating with your hands makes all food taste better.
I have recently discovered an incredible partner to this method of gorging on salads- Markouk Bread. This paper-thin flatbread originates in Lebanon but can be found in specialty shops. It makes an excellent wrapping tool for light or rich salads alike. I place my folded piece of bread in a cast iron pan and lightly crisp it. Hey presto the bread become the napkin, tool and carbohydrate!!!!


Great salad recipe...came to your site while looking for information on Markouk Village Bread.....I have just discovered it and have enjoyed it with salads and wraps, as well. The clerk at the store where I bought it mentioned a rice recipe using this bread...He didn't know the details...Have you heard of any or do you know of any other uses


I make this wonderful baby spinach salad - I change ingredients depending on my mood -
This weeks salad consists of:
Baby spinach, grilled chicken, goat cheese, crunchy chinese noodles, pine nuts, mandarin oranges (I buy the jar of them, so I can add as many as I like), tomato, bacon bits and hard boiled egg. Sometimes I add beets. I change the dresssing around to fit my mood too! Its so versitile! and great for your iron! Enjoy!!

The comments to this entry are closed.

"Waiter, there's something in my..."

  • Waiter! there's something in my...

Gourmet City Guides

  • Gourmet City Guide Addis Ababa
    Addis Ababa by Sarah Howard

  • Gourmet City Guide Barcelona
    Barcelona by Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef

  • Gourmet City Guide Brussels
    Brussels by Tours et Tartines

  • Gourmet City Guide Budapest
    Budapest by Chili & Vanilia

  • Gourmet City Guide Cape Town
    Cape town by Cook Sister!

  • Gourmet City Guide Dublin
    Dublin by Though small, it is tasty

  • Gourmet City Guide Milan
    Milan by The Kitchen Pantry

  • Gourmet City Guide Stockholm
    Stockholm by Anne’s Food

  • Gourmet City Guide Stuttgart
    Stuttgart by Food Vagabond

  • Gourmet City Guide Tallinn
    Tallinn by nami-nami

  • Gourmet City Guide Vancouver
    Vancouver by Kayaksoup

  • Gourmet City Guide Weimar
    Weimar by What’s For Lunch, Honey?

  • Gourmet City Guide Zurich
    Zurich by Just Hungry

The round-up of SHF August 07

  • SHF#34 - going local! - THE ROUNDUP

"Does My Blog Look Good In This"

Euro Blogging By Post

Recent Posts


  • Sugar High Friday #25 hosted by thepassionatecook