When I first moved to the Middle East many years ago, everyone kept saying to me that I must try falafel. I wondered what on earth they were actually wanting me to try – visions of curried camel or roast camel swirled around my mind. Well thank goodness it was neither of those things; falafel is actually a ball or patty of chickpeas with seasonings and are deep-fried. And they are good. They are, so, so good!