Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East and North Africa
7” x 9 3/4” • 288 pages • b&w illus.
ISBN 9781566563987 • paperback • $19.95 •
"A delicious magic carpet ride through the Middle East and North Africa."
-- The Toronto Sun
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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.
Habeeb Salloum is an accomplished food and travel writer for such magazines as Gourmet, Christian Science Monitor, and Vegetarian Times. He is the author of From the Lands of Figs and Olives, a Middle Eastern and North African cookbook. He lives in Ontario, Canada.
"A superbly organized and presented compendium of recipes reflecting vegetarian cuisines from the countries and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, Classic Vegetarian Cooking offers a cornucopia of wonderful dishes showcasing the use of pungent herbs and diverse spices, aromatic stews and soups, falafels and breads, couscous, stuffed grape leaves, greens and vegetables, hummus, pizzas, pies, omelets, pastries and sweets, yogurt drinks and amazing coffees. Many of the recipes have their origins with the peasantry who could not afford meat as a part of their daily diet. In Classic Vegetarian Cooking author and culinary expert Habeeb Salloum presents 330 distinctive, gourmet quality recipes that have stood the test of time and taste. To put it simply, any kitchen chef or community library wanting to add elegance to their vegetarian cookbook collection would be well advised to add a copy of Habeeb Salloum's Classic Vegetarian Cooking From The Middle East And North Africa!"
-- Midwest Book Review
"Includes many vegan recipes...Enjoy!"
-- Vegetarian Journal
"A treasure chest...rich and varied...330 savory jewels from this never-ending storehouse."
-- Courier Lifestyles
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