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The Art of Syrian Cookery: A Culinary Trip to the Land of Bible History-Syria and Lebanon Paperback – July, 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Charlyn Pub House (July 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962637629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962637629
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,972,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Corey successfully makes dishes enticing, appetizing and easily understood. Directions clear enough for inexperienced cooks to want to try them. -- Judges, Drake University and National Federation of Press Women

Fascinating to watch an expert work with filo dough. -- Canton, Ohio Repository - Kathie Smith

Popularity of foods among non-Arabs in the U.S. attributed to Helen Corey, for handsome volume, scores of recipes. -- Aramco World Magazine

Tantalizing dishes easy to prepare. Valuable tips prevent failure. Healthful low-fat vegetable and grains please the vegetarian and gourmand. -- Indianapolis Star - Donna Segal

With gratitude and personal thanks for participating in our class "Rice, Couscous, and Spice." We appreciate your expertise and knowledge. -- Smithsonian Inst. Res. Prgram - F.D. Browning Smithsonian Inst. Res. Program - F.D. Browning --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher

The Art of Syrian Cookery by Helen Corey which remained on DoubleDay's best seller list for 24 years has been reborn under the title of Food from Biblical Lands. Due to the great demand for this book, Corey's further research took her on the culinary tour of Bible lands where the ingredients for this food originated. She gives a historical description in every chapter of the recipes; thus the title change. Those looking for The Art of Syrian Cookery will derive much pleasure from this new title which still contains the original recipes plus much more than her original book. The book won first place in the nation out of 1700 entries by the Nat'l Federation of Press Women. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is available and can be ordered immediately. The last edition was printed in December, 1996. It won first place in the nation by the National Federation of Press Women out of 1700 books submitted. The author, Helen Corey, has updated and included in this book all the recipes of her best seller The Art of Syrian Cookery. It also includes additional recipes and photographs plus a descripton of the mores of the people of the Middle East. One of the reviewers, Michelle Plummer, Professor of Nutrition of Indianapolis, In. writes "Recipes are bursting with flavor as Helen makes them easy to prepare with her fail-proof methods, adapting them to the American kitchen. She tells you what basic ingredients to buy and work with them for the most dazzling results. Considered one of the most popular teachers of Middle Eastern cuisine, Helen prsents elegant plate presentations allowing many cooks the pleasure of preparing vegetables, meats and desserts for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike".
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rose Johnson Nasser on October 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
Helen Corey's cookbook and video, really takes one on a journey to the Holy Land. Oh, how my Mother and Father would have loved them. The cookbook, Food from Biblical Lands, and video, The Art of Syrian & Lebanese Cooking, brings back many loving memories of my Mother cooking Syrian foods. We were blessed with her until she was 91 years old, and she did most of the Syrian cooking while she was alive. I have tried to remember her different recipes, and with Helen's cookbook and video it helps bring it to life. It is as though Mother has returned to remind me what to put into each recipe. It is a precious bit of the past, here in the present. Thank you Helen for this wonderful gift. Keep up the good work.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Howell on January 30, 2001
Format: Paperback
Each recipe is explained in detail and if an ingredient is uncommon she explains where to get it and what it is. She writes the recipes so that the end result turns out wonderfully. I grew up eating this food in Canton, OH and her recipes taste just the way the old Syrians would have prepared it. I was so happy to find a cookbook so true to the old world style. There are meat recipes as well as vegetable based cuisine, desserts, and even how to make the old Syrian cheese usually served with breakfast. It is a concise, great book and I wish more people knew how to prepare meals like this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
"Helen Corey's cookbook Food from Biblical Lands and The Art of Syrian and Lebanese Video Cooking shows are classics. A learning experience as Helen's tiips and techniques keep you attentive through her preparation of every recipe in this 70 minute show. These authentic Syrian & Lebanese recipes are bursting with flavor as Helen makes them easy to prepare with her fail-proof mathods. She tells you what basic ingredients to buy and work with them for the most dazzling results. Considered one of the most popular teachers of Middle Eastern cuisine, Helen' s elegant plate presentations allows many cooks the pleasures of preparing vegetables, meats and desserts for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. I have tried other Middle Eastern cookbooks, but Helen Corey"s recipes are by far the best and have made me an expert in cooking these foods. MCPfood@aol.com, Professor of Nutrition, Sept. 9, 1999"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
I do not need a 1,000 words to describe this book. I am Syrian, and it is by far the best and most authentic book ever written on the subject of Syrian food. I suggest you get in touch with Helen Corey or her family in Worcester, Massachusetts (St. George's Orthodox Cathedral can help you locate her- they are on Anna Street) to tell her about your site and how she can benefit from publishing her book again. I am sure she has no idea of the potential, let alone understanding computers. Her book is an important historical record that should be preserved.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 1999
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"..A cookbook that offers a tanataliziing selection of dishes from Middle East. She makes preparing dinner for 6 or 100 seem effortless. Corey explains with precise words and diagrams how to make dishes that are easy to prepare. Her valuable cooking tips will prevent failure. Includes dishes that fit in with today's search for healthful low-fat, high fiber protein dishes. DONNA SEGAL, INDPLS. STAR"
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