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Chef Krys

Krys

Krys

Posts: 9 // Recipes: 196

I resided in many countries. Although my parents were Polish, I was born and raised in Lebanon. Then I lived in the Arabian Gulf and France and lived for long periods in 2 different countries in West Africa. I now live in England! All the cultures I have encountered have built my personality and made me what I am today: a citizen of the world, "open" to many traditions and culinary concepts. On this website, you will find many Lebanese dishes due to the fact that Lebanese (Mediterranean) food has been proved to be quite healthy, tasty and it is now worldwide famous. I favour fresh and organic ingredients, whenever possible, and cook almost everything with extra virgin oil. And I like cooking from scratch.

All Recipes and Posts by Krys

Pastry & Other Dough Types

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There are 4 main types of pastry (combination of flour, fat and liquid): Shortcrust pastry: used in savoury and sweet pies, quiches and tarts… Puff pastry: used in croissants & other danishes, vol-au-vents and also savoury and sweet pies and tarts… Choux pastry: used for √©clairs, profiteroles… Filo pastry: is ... more

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Spices, Herbs and Blends

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Spices and some herbs are used to flavour and sometimes colour our dishes, as well as impart into them great healthy qualities. The most commonly used spices in the European and American cooking are: Black and white pepper, clove, nutmeg, caraway, cinnamon, paprika, juniper, allspice, cumin, poppy, garlic, vanilla, ground ... more

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How to choose your Olive Oil

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Olive oil is a liquid fat extracted from olives. Olive trees have been grown around the Mediterranean since thousands of years. Spain, Italy, and Greece are the largest producers, followed by the Levant countries (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine….), North African countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria…) and other Southern European countries such as ... more

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Pesticides and chemicals on vegetables and fruits

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We all read and have been told that vegetables and fruits were good for us. And to stay healthy, we were advised to eat at least 5 a day. I am a firm believer that we should follow this advice. But unless we buy organic vegetables and fruits, pesticides are ... more

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The Benefits of Turmeric

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Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of traditional medicine. It was first used as a dye, and then later for its medicinal properties. In the Indian continent, this spice, known as the golden goddess, plays also a big part in food ... more

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