Middle Eastern Inspired Dishes From Top Chef Canada’s Eden Grinshpan

The host of Top Chef Canada, Eden Grinshpan recently released a Middle Eastern-inspired cookbook titled Eating Out Loud. This lovely cookbook is full of glossy pictures of her family, and stories about the history of the recipes. Each recipe is full of love, and a whole lot of spice. Are you curious about how to blend za’atar, sumac, and urfa into your life? This cookbook will show you how.


Green Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a classic North African dish. It can be eaten at any time of day as it has breakfast, lunch, and dinner ingredients. The sauce is made from tomatoes, spicy peppers, and poached eggs. Green shakshuka is different because it contains Swiss chard and dill. These veggies create that bright green color.


Persian Rice Tahdig

Tahdig features a crunchy bottom and layers of basmati rice, yogurt, and butter. The spices make this recipe a Persian classic. Cinnamon, orange zest, and saffron feature heavily throughout the dish.


Salted Halvah Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic chocolate chip cookies are one of those recipes every baker needs. Eden puts a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie by swapping out the chocolate chips. She incorporated halvah instead and it’s absolutely amazing. Halvah is made from tahini and sugar and comes in many different flavors.