Category Archives: Postcards from Veggiestan

Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #14: Sudan. With Added Recipe.

Sudan is an honorary member of the Veggiestan Republic on account of its proximity to the Arabian peninsula: its culture and cuisine have a lot in common with the rest of the Middle East. And they make cracking fuls medammes. … Continue reading

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News Flash: Veggiestan at the Global Feast 2012

Just a quickie, for those in London during the Olympics. We have been asked to help out at the Global Feast at Old Stratford Town Hall next week. The event amounts to one of the most exciting pop-up events ever … Continue reading

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Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #13: Turkey

Rap. It’s a bit like the Marmite of the music world: you either love it or hate it. We rather like it, especially in other (non-English) languages, and this Turkish toon (which is called Cash Flow) by rapper/s Hayata Kustum … Continue reading

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The Veggiestan Pantry #1: Pomegranate Molasses/Paste/Ketchup

The first in an occasional series helping you to use up those whacky Middle Eastern ingredients with which you seem to have filled your pantry… We all do it: we buy an ingredient for the purposes of making one must-do, … Continue reading

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June News from Veggiestan

Firstly: Veggiestan is coming back into print very very soon (just in case you have tried to buy it on Amazon only to find it out of stock). The nice publisher people (here they are, by the way: give them … Continue reading

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Veggiestan’s Greatest Hits #12: Kyrgyzstan

Aigerim Rasul Kyzy. We have to confess we know nothing about this artist, but it would make a cracking Eurovision entry. And it can’t be long before the borders of Eurovision are extended across Asia, surely? Anyway, pretty girls, pretty … Continue reading

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Veggiestan Giveaway!

To celebrate the fact that it is National Hug a Vegetarian Week, and because we are naturally generous, we have decided to give away a signed copy of Veggiestan and some ingredients to go with. In order to win this … Continue reading

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Cho Cho: A Guest Vegetable Post from Peckhamistan

Y’all know that Peckham isn’t really in the Middle East, right? But for our purposes it may as well be, as it is from there that so much of my vegetable lore has been sourced. A lot of it from … Continue reading

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Well this is nice…

Veggiestan seems to have made it on to the shortlist for the Guild of Food Writers Cook Book of the Year Award. This is totally unexpected, and we are sure we won’t win as the list features some stunning books. … Continue reading

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Soya: A Veggiestan Conspiracy Theory

Soya is not indigenous to the Middle East. That’s why there isn’t much of it in Veggiestan*. The Iranians and the Turks now produce quite a lot of soya beans, but this is mostly for cattle fodder. And many Iranian … Continue reading

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