For our last day 'in' Morocco we used Claudia Roden's book Arabesque.
We made Birwat Bil Jban (Little Pies with Goats Cheese & Olives). These were a triumph. We may have over filled them and some of them split open but they tasted amazing. I would definitely make these again. They're also something which children can help to make with ease.
We also made Kefta Bil Hout (Fish Cakes). Again these were from the book Arabesque. They tasted nothing like little Thai fishcakes but were similar to make and just as yummy. We served them with grated cucumber and a good dollop of Rose Harissa. (I was addicted to this when pregnant both times and I could easily become addicted again!) The Little Foodies didn't have any harissa, though I could probably have mixed it with some yogurt to cool the intensity of it. These fish cakes were easy to make and really delicious. I'd definitely make them again. They'd also make great party food.
I asked the family which country we should go to next on our kitchen travels, expecting Italy, Spain or even China or America, so imagine my surprise when Little suggested Russia. I was a little gobsmacked and full of dread. "Russia, are you sure?" I thought I knew nothing about Russian food but after a little research it's not so scary after all. It's our wedding anniversary tomorrow so we'll be kicking off with Blinis, Smoked Salmon and Poor Mans Caviar. Quite a lovely thing to be having on your anniversary with your children too. I'd maybe have chosen this without Russia. Later in the day we'll be having Beef Stroganoff and possibly other things yet to be decided. Russia here we come...