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New Middle Eastern Street Food
Snacks, Comfort Food, and Mezze from Snackistan
Sally Butcher

published 2014 • 7.5" x 9.75" • 208 pages • full-color throughout
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 “[This book] will educate and entertain you, not to mention feed you very, very well… you will find these dishes flavorful, filling and deeply comforting — a ‘culinary hug’ from a foreign friend.”
— Marialisa Calta, My Plain View

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Hot on the heels of The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian, Sally Butcher brings us The New Middle Eastern Street Food Cookbook: a fabulous collection of quick, healthy, and easy-to-prepare recipes from Snackistan, a fictitious land where tummies are always full, and there's a slightly naughty smile on every face. It features simple fare that people actually eat on a daily basis: street food, or dishes they prepare at home, or cook to share with friends, or look forward to indulging in at the end of the week. Street food has come of age and, increasingly, formal dining is being nudged aside in favor of meze-style spreads. In malls and farmers markets across the world, food on the hoof has become a stylish and popular way to feed.

This book picks out the Middle East's most exciting street foods and meze dishes, together with a variety of homely and simple snack recipes elicited from family and friends. Chapters comprise Nuts and Nibbles, Fishy Things, Meat on Sticks, Meat Not on Sticks, Salady Stuff, Hot Veggie Dishes, Mostly Carbs, Puds, and Something to Wash it Down with.

The burst of flavors is intoxicating, as is Sally's trademark wit and attention to detail—a must-buy for all Middle Eastern food enthusiasts.

• Over 100 recipes for mouthwatering Middle Eastern snacks

• All aspects of simple snack foods are covered: street food, home comfort food, meze-style spreads, even the drinks are included

• Bright, eye-catching design and mouth-watering photography

Sally Butcher is a London-based food writer and cookbook author. She runs Persepolis, the acclaimed Persian food store in London. Her most recent book The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian (also published by Interlink) has been a hugely successful and was shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers’ Cookery Book of the Year Award. Her first book, Persia in Peckham, was also published to critical acclaim and short-listed for the 2008 Andre Simon Award. It was also selected by the Sunday Times as their cookbook of the year. When Sally is not running her store, she blogs and tweets prolifically and has amassed a devoted online following.

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"In her follow-up to 'The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian: Modern Recipes from Veggiestan'  Butcher, who runs the London-based Persian food store Persepolis, offers snacks, mezze, and street foods from 'Snackistan'...Butcher’s work contains...personality-filled headnotes...this volume will complement ethnic collections."—Library Journal

"Focusing mainly on Middle Eastern snacks and street food, Butcher’s book features some 100 easy recipes that appeal to all ages, appetites and adventure levels... As both a seasoned author and owner of celebrated Persian grocer Persepolis in London, Butcher clearly knows her way around kebabs and mezzes."—New York Post

"COOKBOOK OF THE WEEK...Butcher is a fan of the Iranian saying ‘eat little, always eat’, and her new book tells you how to do it in style, with delicious meze and street-food recipes that are quick to make and go well with an ambulant lifestyle."—The Telegraph

"'The New Middle Eastern Street Food Cookbook' [is] a fabulous collection of quick, healthy, and easy-to-prepare recipes from Snackistan...It features simple fare that people actually eat on a daily basis: street food, or dishes they prepare at home, or cook to share with friends, or look forward to indulging in at the end of the week."—Booksaboutfood

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