The Complete Middle East Cookbook

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Praise for the hardcover edition:
"Astonishing in its scope."—Craig Claiborne, The New York Times

The cuisine of the Middle East has always had its devotees, and eating at Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish or Greek restaurants has delighted many people in recent years. But relatively few have tackled these dishes in their own kitchens. Now, with The Complete Middle East Cookbook, anyone can produce delectable meals from the exotic worlds of Homer, Omar...

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Overview

Praise for the hardcover edition:
"Astonishing in its scope."—Craig Claiborne, The New York Times

The cuisine of the Middle East has always had its devotees, and eating at Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish or Greek restaurants has delighted many people in recent years. But relatively few have tackled these dishes in their own kitchens. Now, with The Complete Middle East Cookbook, anyone can produce delectable meals from the exotic worlds of Homer, Omar Khayyam and the Arabian Nights. Author Tess Mallos provides carefully tested recipes set out in easy-to-follow steps, with many of the dishes illustrated in eighty superb color photographs.

Including regional dishes from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Cyprus and Kuwait, to name a few, this is the definitive book for anyone interested in Middle Eastern cooking.

Recipes include:

  • Spanakopita (Spinach Pie)
  • Koupepia (Stuffed Grape Vine Leaves)
  • Patlicanli Pilav (Eggplant Pilaf)
  • Samak Mashwi (Barbecued Fish With Dates)
  • Kibbeh (Ground Lamb and Burghul)
  • Nane Lavash (Wholemeal Flat Bread)
  • Baklava (Almond and Cardamom Pastry
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"Astonishing in its scope."—Craig Claibourne, the New York Times

"A tasteful tour of the Middle East. Each country is introduced with a short history, and descriptions are given of typical cooking methods and ingredients. The food is beautifully photographed, and recipes are easy to follow."—School Library Journal

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YA-A tasteful tour of the Middle East. Each country is introduced with a short history, and descriptions are given of typical cooking methods and ingredients. The food is beautifully photographed, and recipes are easy to follow. However, many include items found only in ethnic food markets and require some degree of expertise to prepare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804838764
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: Paperback with Flaps
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 721,224
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Tess Mallos has worked for over 40 years in the food industry, and is the author of many successful books. She has traveled extensively in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, researching authentic local recipes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2000

    A deservedly popular cookbook

    This handsome, thorough, and practical guide featuring many full-color photos offers a panoramic view of the region's food traditions. The recipes are easy to follow and range from earthy to exotic. The author's clear, detailed instructions and her sense of humor are most welcome. I have owned this cookbook for some time and refer to it often. I have also given several copies as gifts to friends who like to cook, and they have been truly pleased.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2000

    perfect cookbook

    If you want to learn all about Middle Eastern cooking, you MUST buy this book. It provides so much useful and interesting information.

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