Tangy Carrot Salad

It was December 1972 and I’d been living in Damascus for about 3 months, getting used to the presence of armed soldiers on every street corner; taking the shortages of food, clothes, and basic necessities like bread and bottles of calor gas, in my stride. My mother-in-law and her relatives used to speak wistfully of […]

Pork With Giant Beans

Pork with beans is a traditional dish in Greece. For this recipe, I’ve used butterbeans or ‘gigantes’ (giants) instead of the small fassolia (haricot beans). And, if you want to save time and effort, you can use a can of butterbeans instead of the dried beans that you have to soak overnight and boil the […]