Welcome to Ghannouj.com


Hey there, fellow food enthusiasts and wanderers! I’m Ghena, but my friends and family affectionately call me Ghannouj. I’m thrilled to invite you to join me on a delectable adventure through flavors, cultures, and experiences on my corner of the internet.

For as long as I can remember, my heart has danced to the rhythm of food. From the bustling farmers’ markets where the vibrant colors of fresh produce awaken my senses, to my cozy kitchen where creativity knows no bounds, and finally, to the joyous gatherings where friends and family unite around a lavish spread – my love affair with food is woven into the very fabric of my being.

But my passions don’t stop at the dining table. I’m an explorer at heart, constantly seeking new horizons and embracing the beauty of diverse cultures. Traveling is my way of tasting the world, savoring each new city’s culinary treasures, and forming connections with the people who infuse their traditions into every dish. Whether I’m strolling through the narrow lanes of an ancient city or indulging in the grandeur of an opera house, I find inspiration all around me.

London, my beloved home, is where I’ve chosen to root myself. The city’s rich tapestry of art, music, theater, and culinary wonders never cease to amaze me. Museums are my sanctuaries, where I lose myself in the stories of the past, and theaters are my portals to different worlds, fueling my imagination and sparking my creativity. The opera, with its passionate tales, resonates with the same intensity as the flavors I infuse into my dishes.

My appreciation for food and culture is deeply rooted in my Arab heritage. The traditions handed down to me by the strong, remarkable women in my family – my mother, grandmothers, and aunts – guide me in all that I do. Their recipes are treasures that connect me to my roots, infusing each dish I create with history and love.

This blog isn’t just about recipes and reviews; it’s about the stories behind the ingredients, the memories tied to the flavors, and the connections we forge through shared meals. It’s about embracing life in all its richness – from the pages of a captivating book to the crescendo of a soul-stirring melody.

So, whether you’re a fellow food lover, an avid traveler, a culture seeker, or simply someone looking to infuse a bit more joy into your everyday life, I invite you to join me on this journey. Let’s explore, create, and savor every moment together.

Cheers to the art of living deliciously!

With love and flavor, Ghena (aka Ghannouj)