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Sarah Dajani

Cairene Pastry Innovators, The Batter Half in Egypt

Sarah Dajani | Posted 07.04.2015 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Ramadan in Cairo. A blessed month for worshippers, for those in need, and for pastry store owners. It's a month with the quietest days the Egyptian ca...

Visiting b. patisserie, a French Pastry Shop in San Francisco

Sarah Dajani | Posted 05.05.2016 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Children sit restless on chairs, dangling their feet and chewing on chocolate chip cookies as big as their heads.

The Sweets Story: When Syrians Come To Cairo

Sarah Dajani | Posted 09.27.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

This is what I imagine imperial courts in the Ottoman Empire served to visitors and guests.

Baking Bread In France: Boulangerie Les Copains Part III

Sarah Dajani | Posted 09.21.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

It's hard not to idealize a place where one neighbor presses apple cider while the other makes cheese for your evening tartines.

Baking Bread In France: Boulangerie Les Copains Part II

Sarah Dajani | Posted 08.30.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

The philosophy of the Boulangerie rests on timeworn traditions in French bread-making.

Baking Bread in France: Boulangerie Les Copains

Sarah Dajani | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Sarah Dajani

There's a half-melted candle next to my bed, which consists of a mattress, on a wooden crate, on the floor. The sun has been up for hours and I'm already late for work.

Anticipation And Enjoyment: Dining In Café Pushkin, Moscow

Sarah Dajani | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Sarah Dajani

Café Pushkin, in fact, was not created by a Russian chef, has no roots in czarist Russia, and was never frequented by the poet who shares its namesake [Pushkin]. Instead, it was born from a song.

Sugar-Spun Dreams: Le Bonbon Au Palais In Paris (PHOTOS)

Sarah Dajani | Posted 11.25.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani


Writers and the Art of Pastry at Gérard Mulot, Paris

Sarah Dajani | Posted 10.12.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Gérard Mulot is a pâtisserie as much as he is a man and the encounter therefore has the potential to be of equal significance.

Tennis, Andre Agassi, and Pastry School

Sarah Dajani | Posted 09.12.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

If Andre has taught me one thing, it's that you don't judge a career by a win or a loss, or even a match. Because a career is made up of dozens of matches, each one a life in miniature, and each one worth living to the fullest.

A Moveable Feast in Jordan

Sarah Dajani | Posted 07.20.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

An odd local food dynamic is changing in Jordan.

A Meal for All Senses: Tagine in Morocco

Sarah Dajani | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Tagine, here, is an artform. I've been on this planet for over a quarter of a century and why is it only now that I've come to Morocco?

Sun Dried Tomatoes From The Valley

Sarah Dajani | Posted 05.08.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

It's a family production, this sun-dried tomato business. And like all good things, it's simple.

A Reunion On Reunion: Island Dining In The Indian Ocean

Sarah Dajani | Posted 04.23.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Finally, dessert was served. Dark chocolate fondante with fragrant Tonka beans and red berry syrup, and a passion fruit custard with jeweled fresh fruit and miniature macarons.

From America's West Coast to East of the Jordan River: Caffe Strada in Amman

Sarah Dajani | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel
Sarah Dajani

Caffè Strada serves Attibassi coffee in Amman. Strada (as the Rainbow Street hipsters call it) is stripped-down cool, authentically Rainbow Street on the outside, sleek and modern on the inside. It's community, a happy place with time-honored coffee and honest tea.

Baking Bread With Social Entrepreneurs: Zikra in the Jordan River Valley

Sarah Dajani | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Sarah Dajani

If you want to listen to a funny story about tomatoes and group of hungry hippos, Ernesto Sirolli tells a great one. The story is as colorful as its teller, but the moral is sobering: if you really want to help people, you have to just shut up and listen.