Where We Are Going Today: Italian Touch

Updated 28 September 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Italian Touch

  • The cafe offers coffee, salads, sandwiches and different kinds of sweets

If you’re looking for a cozy place to have a light tasty breakfast, brunch or coffee with a friend or even by yourself, Italian Touch is probably the best cafe in town. It is good for both afternoons and night-time. I prefer day-time — the rays of the sun through the glass facade makes the place feel warm and friendly.
The decoration in this Italian cafe in Jeddah city, Al-Zahra district, is classy and simple, and they have a family section and outdoor seating. One of the things I love most about the place is their elegant, handmade dinnerware and mugs.
The cafe offers coffee, salads, sandwiches and different kinds of sweets. French toast is one of the most popular choices for breakfast. A piece of the rose and pistachio cake with a latte is another excellent choice.
Recently they began selling homemade products from local businesses, including desserts, juices and ice cream.


The Six: Get cooking with these Middle Eastern-flavored cookbooks

Updated 21 October 2018
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The Six: Get cooking with these Middle Eastern-flavored cookbooks

DUBAI: Whether you’re a tried-and-tested chef or a novice cook, try something new in the kitchen with these newly released, Middle Eastern-flavored cookbooks.
‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’
In September, Meghan Markle, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, lent her backing to this charity cookbook that funds a community project set up by women seeking somewhere to cook in the wake of London’s Grenfell Tower fire.
‘Feasts from the Middle East’
The cookbook was created by Tony Kitous, the founder of successful UK-based Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais, and features more than 100 recipes.
‘Baladi’
Joudie Kalla, the author behind “Palestine on a Plate,” is back with more tantalizing Palestinian recipes in the newly released cookbook.
‘The Mezze Cookbook’
From roasted cauliflower and tahini to pomegranate cakes, this book offers more than 135 recipes from across the Middle East.
‘Authentic Egyptian Cooking’
Abou El-Sid, one of Cairo’s most famous restaurants, presents more than 50 of its classic recipes in this treasure trove of a cookbook.
‘Suqar’
Ending on a sweet note, this recipe book, the title of which means sugar in Arabic, offers more than 100 desserts inspired by Middle Eastern classics, including puddings, pastries and everything in-between.