• Guest Review: Tom & Serg, Dubai

    July 4, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    Reviewed by Maysaa To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Tucked away in the dusty part of Al Quoz area is an innovative and aesthetically pleasing warehouse-turned café called Tom and Serg. It’s true, the parking could be better (but given the location; come on its Dubai!) and the signage could…

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  • For the Love of Food: Duke of Delhi

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. ZENA BUTT What do chocolate, elephants and Bombay mix have in common? This morning I found myself in the company of a Duke who explained everything. But let me backtrack. I’m a British Asian. This means I add a dash of masala to my…

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  • 5 Questions with Bompass & Parr

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    Fatema Zehra introduces the ‘Art of Food’

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  • 5 Questions with Henry Hargreaves

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Fatema Zehra Bandali Photographer Henry Hargreaves tastes the rainbow by creating edible multi-coloured versions of classic dishes in his series ‘Food of the Rainbow’. Whilst we interact with food several times a day, we rarely note it further than something to eat. Hargreaves is…

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  • Where Food & Art Collide

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. FATEMA ZEHRA BANDALI As kids, most of us were told not to play with our food. Fatema Zehra introduces the ‘Art of Food’ and talks to food artists Henry Hargreaves and Bompas & Parr, who have taken playing with food to new heights. Food…

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  • Chef Stories: Bea Vo

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. Inventor of Townie and Duffin. Founder, Bea’s of Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury’s UAE, and Stax Diner. Stax Diner serves halal organic free range food. If you yourself were a food dish, what would you be and why? I would be Apple Pie à la Mode. Just Classic,…

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  • Guest Review: Nasi Kandar Pelita, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    Review of Nasi Kandar Pelita, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • For the love of food: Cocoa Hernando

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. SHARMEEN ZIAUDDIN Sweet things aren’t as simple as they used to be. Long gone are the days when a bar of milk chocolate was all that was required to hit the spot. Our palettes are becoming more discerning, craving for more creative flavour combinations…

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  • Fair Trade: Can your choice of chocolate change the world?

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. ALIYA ZAIDI Chocolate. It’s the universal guilty pleasure. But with the fair trade movement rapidly gaining ground in the last 10 years, it’s now easier than ever to eat the good stuff without feeling all that sinful. Aliya Zaidi looks at the case for…

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  • Food Roots

    July 3, 2015 Halal Gems Team

    To read more articles like this, download Halal Gems Magazine here. ZÉNA BUTT Organic. A term that generates huge amounts of revenue in today’s heavily health conscious society, but what does it mean? Does it really matter whether the packaging of your carrots has the word ‘organic’ emblazoned across it – each beautiful vegetable a…

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