Photos from 22nd Jan 2012

To commemorate the first anniversary of the Arab Spring – khana commune London rustled up a lunch to celebrate some of the most wonderful traits of the Arab people – warmth, hospitality and mouth-watering cuisine, at a special lunch on Sunday, 22nd January 2012.

Zina, founder of khana commune Singapore was in town, and we were joined by guest chef Layla El-Wafi, an American-British-Londoner who traces her roots to both Libya (her late father) and Egypt (her mum). This has been a most remarkable year for her and her family.

Here are some photos from what turned out to be a fabulous get-together.

to start
karkade (chilled hibiscus drink from Cairo) and the scent of arabic bukhoor

karkade (chilled hibiscus drink from Cairo)

shurbah leebeeyah (libyan lamb, tomato and “bird’s tongue” pasta soup)

shurbah leebeeyah (libyan lamb, tomato and "bird's tongue" pasta soup)

egyptian lentil soup (v)

mains
egyptian koushury (v)


yemeni mandi (roasted lamb and chicken on saffron rice) with traditional tomato herb chutney

tunisian cous cous topped with harissa fish and a harissa vegetarian stirfry

tunisian cous cous topped with lightly-fried fish and a harissa vegetarian stirfry

to sweeten

syrian semolina cake drizzled with rose-infused syrup and bahraini dates

syrian semolina cake drizzled with rose-infused syrup

drinks

yemeni kishr and north african mint tea

yemeni kishr and north african mint tea

yemeni kishr and north african mint tea

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