Simple, Delicious, Mostly Vegetarian Recipes from the Founder of Beirut's Souk El Tayeb Market
Simple, Delicious, Mostly Vegetarian Recipes from the Founder of Beirut's Souk El Tayeb Market
For over a decade Tony Kitous has been Britain’s most passionate provider of contemporary Lebanese and North African food. His restaurants were the first in London to merge traditional Arabic cooking with easy contemporary eating. There are now seven Comptoir Libanais restaurants in London with more planned in the next 18 months. The success of Comptoir Libanais restaurants centres on an easy, relaxed cafe-style of food: light Arabic home cooking mixed with familiar bistro flavours and techniques. Tony Kitous’ recipes combine fresh vibrant vegetable dishes with simple grills, flat breads, grains, herb salads and dips. Pastries are richly flavoured and delicate, made with syrups and spices. Absolutely the menu for today and adaptable for the home cook. Containing eighty recipes, each one with a full-page photograph, Comptoir Libanais makes achieving a great result easy at home. Tony Kitous’ approach and shortcuts inspire new ways to prepare readily-available ingredients: big on spices, fresh herbs and bright citrus flavours drawn from traditional Arabic cooking. The book is strong on vegetarian and vegan dishes, alongside simple grilled or poached meats, fish and beautiful sauces that are quick to prepare or make in advance. If you want a quick snack for yourself, or an extraordinary celebration feast, all the how-to you’ll need is here. Bringing together the passion of owner Tony Kitous, the extraordinary designs of award-winning graphic artist Rana Salam, and bestselling author and photographer Dan Lepard, the Comptoir Libanais cookbook blends a vibrant culinary tradition with modern flavours and cooking methods
"Here is a cookbook with a difference: a mouthwatering selection of traditional recipes, as prepared in Lebanese homes, that are also ideal for today's health-conscious public. Accompanied by superlative full-colour photographs and wood engravings, the text is full of health tips and entertaining and informative anecdotes about ingredients, dishes and the culinary tradition of Lebanon." "Nadeh Saleh, who is of Lebanese origin and also a Western-educated nutritionist, has cleverly adapted the recipes of her homeland for a healthy and nutritious diet. While respecting the authentic flavours of the dishes, she has, for example, reduced the amounts of saturated fats and substituted olive oil, and emphasized ingredients that are rich in mineral salts, vitamins and antioxidants."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Since she was six years old, Julie Ann Sageer (nicknamed Julie Taboulie by her close-knit family) has had a passion for cooking the meals of her Lebanese heritage. Just like in her Emmy-nominated cooking show Cooking with Julie Taboulie, each of her recipes comes with hands-on instructions, tips, and tricks for making homemade Middle Eastern dishes using heaps of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here you’ll find dishes that range from classics like falafel, shawarma, and (of course) taboulie, to warming Bazilla—a stew of tomato, green pea, and lamb—to honey and rosewater-infused desserts. In these 125 recipes, you’ll learn how easy it is to make such Lebanese staples as fresh labneh (strained yogurt) and how to put together your own delicious, multi-purpose spice mixes. In addition to the delicious meat and chicken dishes, Lebanese cuisine offers a wide variety of vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, usually with no substitutions whatsoever! Every chapter includes a multitude of dishes for eaters of all kinds and preferences, from meat-lovers to veggie-heads and everything in between.
Collects some of the best Lebanese recipes, including lamb freekeh, chicken hashweh, pan-fried sardines, broccoli quinoa salad, and pears poached in arak.
Joumana Accad, creator of the blog TasteOfBeirut.com, is a native Lebanese, a trained pastry chef, and professional caterer. In her debut cookbook, the The Taste of Beirut, she shares her heritage through exquisite food and anecdotes, teaching anyone from newbies to foodies how to master traditional Lebanese cuisine. With over 150 recipes inspired by her Teta (grandmother) in their family's kitchen, Accad captures the fabulous flavors of the Middle East and makes them completely accessible to home cooks. Each recipe features step-by-step instructions, Accad's warm teaching style, and breathtaking color photographs that will make mouths water
Savory, heart-healthy Lebanese recipes from a renowned chef The cuisine of Lebanon epitomizes the best of the Mediterranean diet, which is highly regarded for its positive health benefits. Abounding in vegetables, grains, fresh herbs and spices, poultry, and lamb, it yields meals replete with robust, earthy flavors. In Classic Lebanese Cuisine, Chef Kamal Al-Faqih presents 170 dazzling recipes that reflect the full breadth of authentic Lebanese cuisine. Featuring favorites such as baba ghannouj, tabbouli, and kibbi, this book also presents Al-Faqih's signature classics, like London broil layered with pita and garlic yogurt, and heart-healthy fire-roasted wheat with lamb. With step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs throughout, this book makes Lebanese cuisine accessible to everyone who seeks to reproduce their favorite flavors and dishes—from the merely curious to more experienced cooks.
This cornucopia of delicious vegetable recipes has been assembled by the author of Everyday Lebanese Cooking. It focuses on those recipes that make Lebanese cuisine one of the healthiest in the world because of the huge variety of vegetarian dishes on which it is based. Vegetable and pulse dishes are what most Lebanese prefer to eat most of the time. This book includes, of course, the famous mezze and speciality sweets and also peasant food from the rural mountains, traditional dishes from the north and south along the Mediterranean coast, and street food including the familiar Falafel wraps. These are affordable recipes that often turn only a few simple ingredients into a delicious meal with a stunning combination of flavours. The majority of these dishes are suitable for vegans as dairy and eggs are seldom used in cooking.
New Cookbook from Former ‘Miss Lebanon’ Explores Modern Middle Eastern Cooking The Middle East cradles an ancient cuisine—one of the oldest in the world. Despite its pedigree, conflict in the region has largely kept it under wraps to a wider audience. Hummus, tabbouleh, and stuffed vine leaves now receive global recognition, but there still exists this vast and distinct culinary heritage that remains unexplored: wholesome stews, exotic casseroles and a range of home cooking which revolves around humble, yet delicious vegetables and grains. It is these that routinely welcome home hungry school children and soothe the appetites of tired workers. They too must be shared with the world. For the past five years, Lebanese-American Bethany Kehdy has sought to demystify Middle Eastern food through her blog DirtyKitchenSecrets.com and her Taste of Lebanon tours. In her debut book, Pomegranates & Pine Nuts, she provides 100+ new recipes that will introduce you to the wonders of the Middle East and change any thought you might have had that this hearty cuisine is complicated or laborious. From the Hardcover edition.
A selection of recipes from Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, an area known as the Levant. Each section in the book introduces one of the regions, followed by instructions for starters, main courses and desserts. It is full of healthy-eating ideas and recipes for favourite Middle-Eastern dishes.
One of the glories of Middle Eastern cuisine is that once the basics are mastered, it becomes easy to put together meals for 40 or 50 people. The definitive book on Lebanese regional food, "Lebanese Mountain Cookery" provides an important and beautiful resource for anyone interested in the history and practice of Middle Eastern cooking.
Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Cookbooks for Spring 2015 Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These were the lush ingredients of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Northern Michigan. As an adult, Maureen was able to use her culinary expertise to revisit the recipes she was reared on, and give them a contemporary American take. She first chronicled her riffs on traditional cuisine in her popular blog, Rose Water and Orange Blossoms. She now shares more than 100 of her innovative and classic Lebanese recipes in this cookbook of the same name. Taking a seasonal, ingredient-focused approach, Maureen presents irresistible dishes that will delight readers who yearn for evocative flavors and healthful components. Recipes include Pistachio Crusted White Fish, Stone Fruit Salad with Flower Waters and Shaved Coconut, and Spiced Sweet Bread with Rose Water Milk Glaze. Weaved throughout are Maureen's stories of her Lebanese upbringing, her travels, and life in a lakeside Michigan town. Rose Water and Orange Blossoms is a celebration of Middle East cuisine, and of using tradition as a springboard for newly delicious dishes.
Savor the exquisite side of Mediterranean cuisine with over 150 delicious, healthy and easy to prepare Lebanese specialties.
Linda Dalal Sawaya -- painter, children's book illustrator and author, gardener, cook, and Alice's youngest daughter -- presents the time-honored recipes of her mother, Alice, and their Lebanese immigrant family. It is a cookbook seasoned with stories, art, and love. If you've already savored Lebanese cuisine and want to add it to your own table, or if you'd love to be introduced to it through authentic family recipes, you will treasure Alice's Kitchen. "An elegant and utterly delicious tribute to Middle Eastern food, memory, and the precious family flavors we savor all our lives. I adore Linda Sawaya's written-with-true-love cookbook and keep it close by at all times. It has never yet met the shelf."
More than just a collection of recipes, LEBANESE CUISINE offers a richly detailed portrait of the crown jewel of Middle Eastern cuisines. Short-listed for the prestigious Andre Simon Award in England, this book has garnered rave reviews from both sides of the Atlantic. "Lovers of gourmet food with a sense of adventure will welcome the addition of this book to their shelves".--NEW YORK POST.