From the Inside Flap
A veteran cookbook author returns to her delicious culinary heritage in this savory and passionate recipe collection
Victoria Jenanyan Wise grew up with the flavors, scents, and seasonings of Armenian cooking--a cuisine that combines Mediterranean flavors with Persian and Russian accents. In her eleventh cookbook-and her first on Armenian food--Wise collects traditional favorites and inspired contemporary variations. Recipes include:
-Lavosh, Armenian pizzas, and other savory breads
-Shish kebab, moussaka, and other lamb dishes
-Baked and roast chicken prepared with yogurt, dill, turmeric, pomegranate, and more
-Grilled mackerel with lemon and dill; red snapper stew with tomato and artichokes
-Stuffed vegetables (dolmas) and stuffed grape leaves
-Baklava and other fillo-pastry sweets; lemon yogurt cake; almond and rice flour pudding with toasted almond slices, and more.
This authentic and warm-hearted cookbook will be met by a ready audience of Armenian-Americans, as well as lovers of Greek, Turkish, Lebanese, and other Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines.
From the Back Cover
Advance Praise for The Armenian Table
"The Armenian Table is Mediterranean "soul food" at its best. I am only sorry that I have missed out on the Jenanyan family parties, where I could have tasted most of these dishes prepared with their well-tuned palates and passion for quality and tradition. I will cook Victoria Jenanyan Wise's recipes for myself, and with pleasure."
--Joyce Goldstein, author of Saffron Shores: Jewish Cooking of the Southern Mediterranean and Solo Suppers
"Victoria Wise shares my conviction that family and culture are best preserved and respected through the foods we share. She commemorated my family's culinary history in Annie & Margrit: Recipes and Stories from the Robert Mondavi Kitchen. Now, we have the gift of learning about, and cooking, the foods handed down to her. I can't wait to try every dish in The Armenian Table."
--Margrit Biever Mondavi
Praise for the Cookbooks of Victoria Jenanyan Wise
"A book that reads as if it had been written by your most loving and food-wise neighbor."--Gourmet Magazine
"There are very few good books about charcuterie and this one reflects all the right instincts of its author and a genuine love for food and eating."--Alice Waters, author of Chez Panisse Fruit and Chez Panisse Cooking
The Vegetarian Table: Mexico
"This is the best book I've read on vegetarian cooking. Victoria combines the big, bold flavors of Mexico with healthy, zesty food you'll want to eat every day."
--Mark Miller, author of Coyote Cafe
"Like the best haiku poetry, these recipes are startling in their simplicity and offer complex rewards."--Lorna Sass, author of Pressure Perfect and Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen
The Gardeners' Community Cookbook
"A knowing and generous cook, Victoria Wise brings together a vivacious community of food lovers who swap recipes, share their gardening secrets, tell stories, and reveal their passion for growing and cooking the best." --Marion Cunningham, author of Lost Recipes and The Supper Book
The Pressure Cooker Gourmet
" This book and the pressure cooker will become "must haves" in the kitchen of any smart cook who wants gourmet meals in half the time."--Diane Phillips, author of The Ultimate Rotisserie Cookbook and The Soup Mix Gourmet