Feast in the Middle East

Feast in the Middle East

Author: Blanche Araj Shaheen

Publisher: MCP Books

Published: 2020-01-14

Total Pages: 119

ISBN-13: 9781545675106

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Growing up in an Arab American household, rich traditional Arabic dishes were central to Blanche's family's life. However she noticed that previous generations of her family did not document these heirloom recipes on paper, but passed the cooking techniques only by word of mouth. So Blanche began a mission of cultural preservation, taking down the cooking methods and exact ingredients of these hundreds of year old recipes. She launched a popular YouTube cooking show called ''Feast in the Middle East'' to not only share these recipes with her family, but with the world. Some of these dishes are classical favorites, like smoky Syrian Muhammara dip with walnuts, pomegranate molasses and roasted peppers, ''Warak Enab, '' or rice and lamb rolled into tender grape leaves and cooked in a tomato broth, or Lebanese semolina custard scented with rose water called ''Layali Lubnan'' or ''Lebanese Nights''. Other dishes, like Musakhan, come from small and obscure villages like Ein Erik in the Palestinian West Bank. Musakhan is a sumac spiced chicken roasted on bread and smothered with caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts. Ancient recipes like chewy semolina date ring cookies called Ma'moul commemorate both Easter and Ramadan, while an over 1000 year old cinnamon spiced bulgur wheat porridge called Burbarra celebrates the Feast of Santa Barbara in the Arab Levant, Malta, and even Eastern Europe. While many of these dishes used to take hours to make, Blanche modernized these recipes to adapt to today's western palate and busy lifestyles. Readers will be able to recreate street foods like Chicken Shawarma and crispy Felafel in their own kitchens using easy techniques and familiar ingredients. Fusion dishes like Baklava Granola with pistachios and cardamom, Middle Eastern Nachos or ''Machos'' with pita chips and cucumber yogurt sauce, and a Lemon Cheesecake made with creamy labneh cheese adapt middle eastern spices and ingredients to western tastes. Today the ''Feast in the Middle East'' YouTube series has brought together a global cooking community in an unexpected and beautiful way. Now viewers are making these recipes in the United States, Canada, India, Australia, Spain, Korea and beyond. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Blanche Araj Shaheen is the YouTube personality and host of the popular cooking show, Feast in the Middle East. Prior to her foray into food, she was a television host and reporter in both entertainment and news. She reported and hosted programs for PBS, G4 Television, and Link Media's ''Mosaic World News of the Middle East.'' She also became the first Arab American entertainment reporter, as a contributor for the ABC live show called ''View From the Bay.'' In 2010 Blanche made the switch to hosting her own YouTube cooking show, sharing heirloom recipes preserved by her mother and grandmother. With her journalism background, she decided to document the recipes in this cookbook, and Feast in the Middle East was born. She gives the historical relevance of many signature dishes, and shares personal stories from her own family traditions and trips to the Middle East. Aside from her ongoing cooking series on YouTube, Blanche's Feast In the Middle East has been featured on Virgin America Airlines AUTHOR HOME: Los Altos, C


A Middle Eastern Feast

A Middle Eastern Feast

Author: Claudia Roden

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2011-04-07

Total Pages: 103

ISBN-13: 0141966017

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Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.


The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

The New Book of Middle Eastern Food

Author: Claudia Roden

Publisher: Knopf

Published: 2008-12-24

Total Pages: 529

ISBN-13: 0307558568

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The definitive volume on Middle Eastern cooking, a modern classic from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Book of Jewish Food and Claudia Roden's Mediterranean Originally published in 1972 and hailed by James Beard as "a landmark in the field of cookery," this new version represents the accumulation of the author's years of extensive travel throughout the ever-changing landscape of the Middle East, gathering recipes and stories. Now featuring more than 800 recipes, including the aromatic variations that accent a dish and define the country of origin: fried garlic and cumin and coriander from Egypt, cinnamon and allspice from Turkey, sumac and tamarind from Syria and Lebanon, pomegranate syrup from Iran, preserved lemon and harissa from North Africa. Claudia Roden has worked out simpler approaches to traditional dishes, using healthier ingredients and time-saving methods without ever sacrificing any of the extraordinary flavor, freshness, and texture that distinguish the cooking of this part of the world. Throughout these pages she draws on all four of the region's major cooking styles: • The refined haute cuisine of Iran, based on rice exquisitely prepared and embellished with a range of meats, vegetables, fruits, and nuts • Arab cooking from Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan—at its finest today, and a good source for vegetable and bulgur wheat dishes • The legendary Turkish cuisine, with its kebabs, wheat and rice dishes, yogurt salads, savory pies, and syrupy pastries • North African cooking, particularly the splendid fare of Morocco, with its heady mix of hot and sweet, orchestrated to perfection in its couscous dishes and tagines From the tantalizing mezze—succulent bites of filled fillo crescents and cigars, chopped salads, and stuffed morsels, as well as tahina, chickpeas, and eggplant in their many guises—to the skewered meats and savory stews and hearty grain and vegetable dishes, here is a rich array of Middle Eastern cooking.


Feast from the Mideast

Feast from the Mideast

Author: Faye Levy

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: 2003-10

Total Pages: 423

ISBN-13: 0060093617

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From the Fertile Crescent, where agriculture began, to the extravagant tables of Ottoman emperors, the Mideast boasts a surpassingly rich culinary heritage. In Faye Levy's Feast from the Mideast, the acclaimed food journalist and cookbook author brings 250 time-honored recipes into the twenty-first-century American kitchen. Accessible and authentic dishes, helpful shopping tips, and Faye Levy's trademark user-friendly approach make this book a must-have introduction to a vibrant international cuisine. For almost three decades, Faye Levy has shopped, cooked, and dined her way through the Mideast, and her enthusiasm for this flavorful, unfussy cuisine will inspire you to make these ancient culinary traditions your own. Featuring the bold flavors and simple, healthy techniques of more than ten countries, this collection has dishes for every occasion, from dinner-party feasts to quick and healthy weekday meals. Faye Levy's repertoire of fresh, mouthwatering specialties will add excitement and boldness to any meal, whether it's a simple sandwich enlivened by a zesty Grilled Eggplant Sesame Dip, or elegant Grilled Lamb Chops spiced up with Garlic Cumin Tomato Salsa. Ms. Levy takes readers beyond hummus and falafel—although she offers stellar recipes for both of these classics. Feast from the Mideast offers a veritable banquet of authentic, tempting dishes and is the ultimate all-in-one guide to the wholesome cuisines of these historic, sun-drenched lands.


New Feast

New Feast

Author: Greg Malouf

Publisher:

Published: 2020-03

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 9781743795941

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The Middle East - from North Africa and Moorish Spain, through Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan to Iran and the Arabian Peninsula - has long had a vibrant tradition of home-style vegetarian cuisine, from their abundant salads, dips and breads to delicious and hearty main meals. Based on the freshest ingredients and cooked from the heart, Greg and Lucy Malouf's recipes are designed to be mixed and matched for sharing. With its stunning photography, New Feast offers modern interpretations of Middle Eastern food with more than 130 recipes inspired by the spirit of generosity that characterises the region. While vegetables are the stars, the recipes have variety with a selection of grains, legumes, couscous and rice, plus breads, butters, dips and preserves, and even an enticing assortment of fruit-focused ice creams, puddings, pastries and cakes. Think Winter tabbouleh; Eggplant pilaf with yoghurt & zhoug; Charred corncobs with almond-saffron butter; Spicy red hummus and Orange baklava cigars. Now available in a compact hardback, New Feast - one of eight books in the Maloufs' series of highly acclaimed food and travel books - is a rich and diverse compendium of vegetarian recipes with a Middle Eastern touch.


Feasts

Feasts

Author: Sabrina Ghayour

Publisher: Weldon Owen

Published: 2018-03-13

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781681883748

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In Feasts, the highly-anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East and Beyond (2014) and Sirocco: Fabulous Flavors from the East (2016), award-winning chef Sabrina Ghayour presents a delicious array of authentic Middle Eastern dishes. Feasts is a sumptuous celebration of Persian food featuring more than 90 sophisticated yet approachable recipes for breakfast and brunch, weeknights, weekends, summer meals, vegetarian dishes, festive occasions, and comfort food. The author, who teaches cooking, is an expert on Middle Eastern food, and her voice is authoritative but friendly, making the recipes very accessible even to the most inexperienced cook. Chapter intros brim with passion for her homeland’s culinary delights, and her recipe methods are easy to follow. The author also provides suggestions for complete menus. From finger foods, mezze dishes, entrees, sides, desserts, and drinks, Feasts is a mouthwatering tour of Persian food for today’s home cook. Chapters and a sampling of recipes: Breakfast & Brunch: Goat cheese & filo pies, Cheddar & feta frittata with peppers, herbs & pul biber, Apple, cinnamon & raisin loaf with nigella honey butter Weekend Feasts: Pan-fried lamb steaks preserved lemon, cilantro & garlic, Pear & thyme tart, Mint tea mojito Quick-Fix Feasts: Spicy halloumi salad with tomatoes & fried bread, Harissa skirt steak sandwiches, Roasted apricots with ricotta, honey & pistachio crunch Vegetarian Feasts: Carrot, orange, ginger & walnut dip, Roasted Portobello mushrooms with pine nuts & halloumi, Garlic, fenugreek & cumin flatbreads Summer Feasts: Butterflied leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa, Pomegranate, cucumber & pistachio yogurt, Peach, feta & mint salad Lighter Feasts: Yogurt & harissa marinated chicken, Smoked salmon with capers, olives & preserved lemons, Eggplant rolls with goat cheese, herbs & walnuts Special Occasions: Jumbo prawns with tomato, dill & fenugreek, Beer roasted pork shoulder with plum sauce, Saffron roast potatoes, Charred cauliflower steaks with tahini, harissa honey sauce & preserved lemons, Cherry, dark chocolate & mint parfait Comfort Food: Black garlic, tapenade, & feta rolls, Lamb kofta roll, Harissa-infused leg of lamb with fenugreek & lime, Freekeh, tomato & chickpea pilaf


Artichoke to Za'atar

Artichoke to Za'atar

Author: Greg Malouf

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 404

ISBN-13: 9780520254138

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Written by award-winning chef Greg Malouf and his writing partner, this richly illustrated book offers a comprehensive collection of 170 recipes, organized alphabetically according to ingredients widely used in Middle Eastern cooking.


Levant

Levant

Author: Rawia Bishara

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2018-05-01

Total Pages: 54

ISBN-13: 0857835386

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** FREE SAMPLER ** `Cookery to me is about history and connection, but to remain vibrant, a cuisine must also evolve.' Thus author Rawia Bishara explains her approach in this book. She believes one of the greatest assets of Middle Eastern cuisine is its inherent fluidity, its remarkable capacity to adapt and transform over time. In Levant, she offers more than 100 recipes that represent a new modern style. These are the very best of the dishes she has developed over the last twenty years in her New York City restaurant for the contemporary palate. Relying on a traditional pantry (including olive oil, tahini, za'atar, sumac), she updates classic flavour profiles to dazzling effect. The Mediterranean diet has always been a healthy one, with so many of what we now call `superfoods' at its base. But here Rawia takes it a step further by focusing on dishes that are naturally vegetarian or vegan and gluten-free, as well as meat dishes where vegetables take the leading role. These recipes represent the way more and more people eat and cook today. Among them are Cauliflower `Steak' with Pomegranate Molasses, Roasted Beetroot Hummus, Jerusalem Artichoke and Beef Stew, Peppers with Walnut Stuffing and Freekeh and Butternut Squash Salad. Levant explores the sensational cross-cultural possibilities of culinary exchange; it sets the path for the future of Middle Eastern cooking. www.tanoreen.com @tanoreen


The Culinary Crescent

The Culinary Crescent

Author: Peter Heine

Publisher: Gingko Library

Published: 2020

Total Pages: 232

ISBN-13: 9781909942424

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The Fertile Crescent region—the swath of land comprising a vast portion of today’s Middle East—has long been regarded as pivotal to the rise of civilization. Alongside the story of human development, innovation, and progress, there is a culinary tradition of equal richness and importance. In The Culinary Crescent: A History of Middle Eastern Cuisine, Peter Heine combines years of scholarship with a personal passion: his knowledge of the cookery traditions of the Umayyad, Abbasid, Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal courts is matched only by his love for the tastes and smells produced by the contemporary cooking of these areas today. In addition to offering a fascinating history, Heine presents more than one hundred recipes—from the modest to the extravagant—with dishes ranging from those created by the “celebrity chefs” of the bygone Mughal era, up to gastronomically complex presentations of modern times. Beautifully produced, designed for both reading and cooking, and lavishly illustrated in color throughout, The Culinary Crescent is sure to provide a delectable window in the history of food in the Middle East.