Feasts From the Middle East


Author: Comptoir Libanais,Tony Kitous

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008248354

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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A celebration of authentic Middle Eastern food, Feasts from the Middle East is packed with over 100 deliciously fresh, fragrant and flavourful dishes, inspired by the souks of Lebanon.

Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East


Author: Arto der Haroutunian

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1909166642

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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“[A] ground-breaking collection of wonderful pilafs, soups, stuffed vegetables, relishes and pastries. A treasury of delicious dishes” (The Foodie). Every one of the twelve cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to Westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of Middle Eastern and North African cooking. Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East shows how the cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the lands that make up the rich and varied tapestry of the Middle East. The people depend on the grains and pulses, nuts, vegetables and fruits of the region for their daily food. Here are warm and spicy stuffed vegetables, cool and fragrant soups, delicate preserves, pilafs, breads, pickles, relishes, and pastries. “This book will give a real boost to any vegetarian food enthusiast looking for something a little more unusual.” —The Vegetarian “One of the classic cookbooks on the subject written by the recognized authority in Middle Eastern cooking.” —Publishing News “Learn how to make a variety of feasts from just a few ingredients with this authentic collection of recipes, including popular dishes such as tabouleh, hummus and falafel, as well as new ones you may not have tried.” —The Green Parent “The recipes . . . glow. They openly embrace the full spectrum of ethical eating, but most importantly, this is a book of delicious, exquisite food; simple to make [yet] exotic enough to tempt jaded palates.” —The Gastronomer’s Bookshelf


Recipes from the Middle East & beyond


Author: Sabrina Ghayour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1845339673

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 1338

BEST COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR - Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014 Persiana: the new must have cookbook. Sabrina Ghayour's debut cookbook Persiana is an instant classic.... The Golden Girl - Observer Food Monthly A celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream. Sabrina's highly anticipated follow-up, FEASTS, is out now! **Special Bonus Chapter** Download an exclusive 'Little Bites' bonus chapter for FREE by searching 'Feasts: Little Bites' and get 12 extra recipes, exclusive to Amazon.


Feasts From The East: Oriya Cuisine from Eastern India


Author: Laxmi Parida

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595267491

Category: Cooking

Page: 232

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Not just a recipe book but a comprehensive survey of culinary delights from the eastern Indian state of Orissa, better known for the architectural splendors of its ancient temples in Konarak and Puri. The author speaks of her own experience in the context of the food she describes meticulously documented by her as she passes through her grandmother's kitchen to her mother's overseen by the family cook. The little anecdotes that accompany some of the recipes provide an unusual glimpse into the middle-class Indian existence the author experienced while growing up in that vast and fascinating country. Comparing and contrasting the techniques refined over generations, with that from diverse and distant cultures, augmented with an extensive bibliography, the book should appeal to a wide spectrum of readers-from the faltering beginner to the serious cook. An unusual chapter on the family cook's contribution might make the orthodox in you squirm but nevertheless offers a glimpse into the evolution of "restaurant-food" in urban Orissa. A scientist by training, the author injects her own scientific-humor into the writing that also makes the book an amusing read.

Feast in the Middle East

A Personal Journey of Family and Cuisine


Author: Blanche Araj Shaheen

Publisher: MCP Books

ISBN: 9781545675106

Category: Cooking

Page: 119

View: 3015

Growing up in an Arab American household, rich traditional Arabic dishes were central to Blanche's family's life. However she noticed that previous generations of her family did not document these heirloom recipes on paper, but passed the cooking techniques only by word of mouth. So Blanche began a mission of cultural preservation, taking down the cooking methods and exact ingredients of these hundreds of year old recipes. She launched a popular YouTube cooking show called ''Feast in the Middle East'' to not only share these recipes with her family, but with the world. Some of these dishes are classical favorites, like smoky Syrian Muhammara dip with walnuts, pomegranate molasses and roasted peppers, ''Warak Enab, '' or rice and lamb rolled into tender grape leaves and cooked in a tomato broth, or Lebanese semolina custard scented with rose water called ''Layali Lubnan'' or ''Lebanese Nights''. Other dishes, like Musakhan, come from small and obscure villages like Ein Erik in the Palestinian West Bank. Musakhan is a sumac spiced chicken roasted on bread and smothered with caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts. Ancient recipes like chewy semolina date ring cookies called Ma'moul commemorate both Easter and Ramadan, while an over 1000 year old cinnamon spiced bulgur wheat porridge called Burbarra celebrates the Feast of Santa Barbara in the Arab Levant, Malta, and even Eastern Europe. While many of these dishes used to take hours to make, Blanche modernized these recipes to adapt to today's western palate and busy lifestyles. Readers will be able to recreate street foods like Chicken Shawarma and crispy Felafel in their own kitchens using easy techniques and familiar ingredients. Fusion dishes like Baklava Granola with pistachios and cardamom, Middle Eastern Nachos or ''Machos'' with pita chips and cucumber yogurt sauce, and a Lemon Cheesecake made with creamy labneh cheese adapt middle eastern spices and ingredients to western tastes. Today the ''Feast in the Middle East'' YouTube series has brought together a global cooking community in an unexpected and beautiful way. Now viewers are making these recipes in the United States, Canada, India, Australia, Spain, Korea and beyond. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Blanche Araj Shaheen is the YouTube personality and host of the popular cooking show, Feast in the Middle East. Prior to her foray into food, she was a television host and reporter in both entertainment and news. She reported and hosted programs for PBS, G4 Television, and Link Media's ''Mosaic World News of the Middle East.'' She also became the first Arab American entertainment reporter, as a contributor for the ABC live show called ''View From the Bay.'' In 2010 Blanche made the switch to hosting her own YouTube cooking show, sharing heirloom recipes preserved by her mother and grandmother. With her journalism background, she decided to document the recipes in this cookbook, and Feast in the Middle East was born. She gives the historical relevance of many signature dishes, and shares personal stories from her own family traditions and trips to the Middle East. Aside from her ongoing cooking series on YouTube, Blanche's Feast In the Middle East has been featured on Virgin America Airlines AUTHOR HOME: Los Altos, C

Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East and North Africa


Author: Habeeb Salloum

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 162371012X

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 353

The vegetarian cuisine of the Middle East and North Africa is a treasure chest of pungent herbs and spices, aromatic stews and soups, chewy falafels and breads, couscous, stuffed grape leaves, greens and vegetables, hummus, pizzas, pies, omelets, pastries and sweets, smooth yogurt drinks, and strong coffees. Originally the food of peasants too poor for meat, vegetarian cooking in the Middle East developed over thousands of years into a culinary art form influenced both by trade and invasion. It is as rich and varied in its history as it is in flavor—culinary historians estimate the Arab kitchen has over 40,000 dishes! Now noted food writer Habeeb Salloum has culled 330 savory jewels from this never-ending storehouse to create Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East—a rich, healthful, and economical introduction to flavors and aromas that have stood the test of time.

From Babel to Dragomans

Interpreting the Middle East


Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780226748

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 1882

A collection of the most important essays on past and current history by the Western world's foremost Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis has charted the great centuries of Islamic power and civilisation but also, in his recent books WHAT WENT WRONG? and THE CRISIS OF ISLAM, Islam's calamitous and bitter decline. This book collects together his most interesting and significant essays, papers, reviews and lectures. They range from historical subjects such as religion and politics in Islam and Judaism, the culture and people of Iran, the great mosques of Istanbul, Middle Eastern food and feasts, the Mughals and the Ottomans, the rise and fall of British power in the Middle East and North Africa, Islam and racism - to current history such as the significance of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Includes discussion of the problems of Western historians dealing with the Islamic world.


From the Sunday Times no.1 bestselling author of Persiana & Sirocco


Author: Sabrina Ghayour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784722146

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 3985

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Ghayour is responsible for making Persian food fashionable, and her new book does not disappoint. It is a joyous celebration of gathering friends and family around a table laden with abundance.' - Sunday Times Ireland 'Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in.' - OLIVE 'Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern-plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy' - NIGELLA LAWSON In Feasts, the highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Persiana & no. 1 bestseller Sirocco, Sabrina Ghayour presents a delicious array of Middle-Eastern dishes from breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous. Enjoy menus and dozens of recipes for celebrations and occasions with family & friends, such as summer feasts, quick-fix feasts and brunch. Recipes include: Whipped ricotta toasts Savoury pork & fennel baklava Tamarind sticky ribs Grilled corn in harissa mayo Roasted cod loins with wild thyme Spiced rhubarb cake with cinnamon cream White chocolate, cardamom & macadamia squares Praise for Sabrina Ghayour: 'The golden girl of Persian cookery' - Observer 'The new queen of Eastern cooking' - delicious. 'Sabrina Ghayour...has made us mad for Persian Cuisine' - Grazia 'Princess of Persia' - Metro

Canning & Preserving Your Own Harvest

An Encyclopedia of Country Living Guide


Author: Carla Emery

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617031

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 2455

Equipped with the knowledge of when to harvest, how to harvest, and what supplies are needed to preserve your harvest, anyone can learn what it takes to create authentic, old-fashioned recipes in this age of supermarket dependence. Carla Emery's in-depth knowledge comes from her years spent with farmers and homesteaders who truly lived off the land. Culling from and expanding on sections in the famed Encyclopedia of Country Living, co-author Lorene Forkner offers a discussion of our changing motivation as food consumers, detailed explanations of the processes behind canning and preserving, and a wealth of recipes for fruits, vegetables, meats and fish, and herbs. From drying to pickling to freezing, Emery's preserving methods are as broad in scope as the recipes themselves. Do-it-yourselfers can welcome summer's arrival with Chunky Peach Jam and Oven-Dried Tomatoes, or host a fall harvest with fresh Herb Bouquets and Smoked Chicken. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, charts, and informational sidebars make the process easy and enjoyable.