My Custard Pie

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My Custard Pie
(by Sally) Honest food, fresh ingredients and a slice of life in Dubai
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Website Reviews » There are 10 reviews on My Custard Pie

Monique
13:22 PM October 21, 2012

A beautifully photographed and always-thoughtful discussion of life and food in Dubai -- and, sometimes, in Britain.

Louise Brunton
14:25 PM October 22, 2012

Always love My Custard Pie. It is a very well written blog giving a great insight on all things foodie in Dubai - always feel a bit hungry after reading it!

Ariana
09:28 AM October 23, 2012

My absolute favorite blog in the UAE. I love Sally's work....she is a true foodie and a very eloquent one too!

Arva Ahmed
19:33 PM October 24, 2012

Her quality of writing, level of research and thought put into each article, unassuming and personal voice, and extreme passion for quality food and especially ingredients - all of those make her stand apart from the rest of the local blogosphere. When I read her blog, I often feel like she's thrown open the door to her home and invited me in. That level of personal connection with a reader is rare, and for that, I truly think she deserves to win.

GA
07:25 AM October 26, 2012

What can I say? when I grow up I want to be Sally :)

Ginger And Scotch
07:04 AM October 31, 2012

Sally's writing is a joy to read and her passion for wholesome organic food is inspiring.

Tara Rogers
14:08 PM November 07, 2012

If I could give this blog 6 stars I would! By far my favourite foodie blog - beautiful photography and wonderfully inspiring and evocative words that seduce you into trying every recipe. Sally is a talent extraordinaire!

IshitaUnblogged
18:06 PM November 07, 2012

I love Sally's writing, the photographs, the recipes. There's a feeling of freshness in her blog. Each post reflects what her blog proposes - honest food, fresh ingredients!

Marta´s Kitchen
09:35 AM December 04, 2012

Sally´s blog is not only beautiful, but also honest. She makes us feel like we are all part of it!

Karin@yumandmore
10:10 AM December 04, 2012

Sally Prosser's site My Custard Pie brings together the best in ExPat blogging since it combines and integrates both local (Dubai and United Emirates Region) and international gourmet news, workshops, reviews, local fairs and produce and much much more. Having lived in Dubai for 12 years - Sally knows expat family life in and out and her readers and the region profit from it. Her posts are fun, her photographs are wonderful and her regional suggestions a good recoomendation for the visitors. She has also done much to assist and unite food bloggers throughout the region with her work on Fooderati Arabia for which ishe s also to be congratulated. She is an inspiration to me!

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