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Food and travel writer Salloum (From the Land of Figs and Olives) notes in his introduction that Middle Eastern and northern African populations have relied on a vegetarian diet since the beginning of civilization, despite the lamb and chicken dishes that may spring to the mind of anyone with a nodding acquaintance (meat is a rarity often reserved for special occasions). Setting the record straight with over 300 vegetarian dishes, Salloum's culinary tour gives readers the chance to eat like the locals do. While there are plenty of recipes utilizing common ingredients (30 chickpea recipes, 19 eggplant dishes and a dozen featuring dates), Salloum also offers unusual combinations such as Pomegranate and Mushroom Soup and Tumeric-Flavored Eggs, using garlic, cilantro and tomato in addition to the subtle, noble spice ("much in demand at birth, marriage, and death ceremonies). Pancakes are stuffed with a sweetened and spiced ricotta cheese or a walnut, cinnamon and sugar filling, then cooked and dipped in Qater, a simple syrup infused with orange flower water and lemon juice. Including the Arabic names for every dish and boasting recipes for homemade yogurt, multiple takes on falafel and a multitude of stews and soups, most of which come together in minutes, Salloum's collection will be welcome, illuminating resource for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
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"A delicious magic carpet ride through the Middle East and North Africa." --Toronto SunSee all Editorial Reviews
A very good compilation of recipes from the Levant. Just the different recipes for the Hummus makes it worthwhile.Published 1 month ago by V. Tirumalai
I loved this cookbook 15 years ago when I'd check it out at my college library. I'd even memorized some recipes. It feels good to finally own my own copy.Published 9 months ago by Kylee Dawson
I love this cookbook! It's equally good for reading and cooking - so many interesting stories and details. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. Tucker
i would recommend this book to any vegetarian or vegan looking for true delicious ethnic and inherently meat-free dishes. most these dishes are also dairy-free too.Published 19 months ago by christine m baker
Product had nice appearance. Met expectations! The recipes were interesting and appeared easy to prepare. Product was mailed in a secure package.Published on April 11, 2013 by sylvia r dillon
Great recipes, easy instructions. All recipes can be made quickly with canned or frozen beans. Everything I like in a recipe book. Awesome falafel recipes.Published on December 6, 2012 by William Kirst
This cookbook is wonderful if you love the land around the Mediterranean. Colorful peppers, tomatoes, beans, squash, melon are enriched with grains, and the flavorful oil of the... Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Dessie M
I bought this book after a trip to Israel and Palestine. The food there was SO GOOD and this book helped me recreate it. Their use of herbs and spices is inspiring. Read morePublished on February 12, 2011 by Pinchick