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Zaytoun at The Natural and Organic Products Show!
April 9th, 2018 12:41 pm

We're busy getting ready for the Natural and Organic Products Show at the Excel centre in London on Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April.  The full Zaytoun range will be on show with samples for you to try so please come along to stand W25 in the Vegan Arena.  You can book free trade tickets online here.  See you at the show! 
COME ON IN to Fairtrade Fortnight 2018!
February 22nd, 2018 1:36 pm

Bassema Barahmeh, an olive oil producer from Palestine.

The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 is COME ON IN and fortunately Bassema Barahmeh has been granted a visa to travel this year. Along with Zaytoun’s Palestinian Director, Taysir Arabasi, she will be sharing her experiences of Fairtrade. They have a full schedule, including visits to schools, with the following events open to the public. Please come along and bring your friends and family with you!  

26th Feb. Fairtrade: Palestinian Perspective at the London Inter Faith Centre  
With Bassema Barahmeh, olive farmer and board member of the Palestine Fair Trade Association, and Taysir Arbasi, Zaytoun's Director in Palestine. Refreshments available including za’atar scones. All are welcome: entrance is free. Reserve a place here.

28th Feb. An evening in Brighton of solidarity, breaking bread and story sharing with Palestinian farmer, Bassema Barahmeh, and Zaytoun's Director in Palestine, Taysir Arabasi. Reserve a place here 

1st March. A very special collaborative su...
A recipe for vegetable fukhara
February 2nd, 2018 1:21 pm
Vegetable Fukhara by Tom Hunt

Fukhara is a traditional Palestinian clay pot used to cook stews. On my recent trip to Bethlehem with Zaytoun I learnt to make a fukhara with chef Fadi Kattan. We were fortunate enough to have the use of the local bakery’s clay oven and cooked the fukhara in that, however if you don’t have a fukhara pot and local wood oven, a casserole dish or tagine will work just fine.

Serves 4
1 clay pot, casserole dish or tagine
1 courgette cut in half lengthways
200g squash, cut into 4 large chunks
1 red onion, cut into quarters
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
4 sprigs parsley, stalks finely cut, leaves roughly cut
1 sprig rosemary
80g pine nuts, toasted
50ml olive oil
60g feta, crumbled
Cooked maftoul or freekeh to serve (optional)
Preheat the oven to 150C. Layer the vegetables into the cooking pot , interspersing the garlic, herbs and half the pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper and dress with the olive oil. Top with the rest of...
Root to Fruit chef to host Fairtrade supper following visit to Palestine!
January 30th, 2018 10:59 am


Tom Hunt and Bassema Barahmeh

In this blog Tom Hunt describes his trip to Palestine last year with the British Consulate. During the trip he met Bassema Barahmeh, a Fairtrade olive oil producer and an artisan maftoul maker who supplies Zaytoun. Now Bassema is due to visit the UK for Fairtrade Fortnight and Tom is hosting a supper at his restaurant in Bristol to celebrate her visit. Details of the supper can be found at the bottom of the blog. 


Hummus on the high street
By Tom Hunt

It wasn’t until I visited Palestine that I fully appreciated how much Arabic food has influenced my own cuisine. Arabic food is ubiquitous in UK food culture and can be found everywhere from late night kebab shops to Ottolenghi’s deservedly successful restaurants. Hummus is on the high street, shakshuka dons many a brunch menu and za’atar is a common household ingredient.

In the 90’s Britain’s food culture began to transform. The bland food of Britain once our handicap became our strength. Our lac...