Book suggestions: Rosewater and Soda Bread

Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran

More mystical than it’s predecessor but just as much a true foodie book.

It’s been one and a half year since we have seen Marjan, Bahar and Layla come to the little Irish town they now call home and open the Babylon Cafe. It has been a great success which brought them true friends in the community, but also enemies… Continue reading…


Foodies’ movies: Chocolat (2000)


There is hardly any better way of making a movie a ‘foodie movie’ than by calling it Chocolat. A classic when it comes to portraying this most essential of all food groups.

With a stunning cast, among which world stars like Judi Dench, Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, Chocolat leads the audience into a small sleepy village in France… Continue reading…

Book suggestion: Pomegranate Soup

Pomegranate Soup by Marsha MehranAbout 2 years ago I was looking through my local book store and found this. Yes, I do judge a book by its cover and both, cover as well as title, got me interested. Then I saw it mentioned in one sentence with Chocolat and Under the Tuscan Sun, and I was sold. And rightly so!!!

Pomegranate Soup is a fantastic novel about three sisters fleeing from Iran and finding themselves in a little Irish village. Continue reading…