Unless you are from a Sephardi family, chances are most Jews will never encounter real Sephardic culinary delights. Sure, you can go to a restaurant to experience a Sephardi style of cooking, but often you'll get a chef’s take on a dish which may not be as authentic.
So it's good to see that a company based in London is offering real Sephardi style food that can be bought at many kosher retailers across town.
Taste Of Back Home makes authentic delights that Sephardis would have eaten in India as well as Iran and Iraq.
There's a full range of delights on offer.
A mixed box featuring dal and potato sambusak provides the perfect introduction to the quality of cooking that Taste Of Back Home offers.
The sambusaks also come with a pot of tomato chutney to dip with.
A sambusak can best be described as a samosa style pastry filled with either dal (lentils) or potato.
At around £3 for the box it is good value for money and takes around 10 minutes to heat up in the oven.
Tasty on their own and can be used as an accompaniment to a main meal, the sambusaks are versatile and live up to their name of being a true taste from back home.
For more information: www.tasteofbackhome.com