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

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

by Sally Butcher
     
 

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An excellent collection of recipes presented with infectious humor and charm... 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

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An excellent collection of recipes presented with infectious humor and charm... 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

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/18/2013
Butcher, food writer, cookbook author, and owner of London’s Middle Eastern food emporium Persepolis (which she runs with her Iranian husband), knows her subject, and for this book tackles street food and snack-style recipes from countries across the mezze spectrum, including Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, Morocco, Armenia and Egypt. Butcher’s boundless enthusiasm is contagious and beautifully displayed in her new collection of over 100 dishes, all clearly explained and vividly photographed. Her signature wit and humor make this book fun, and is sure to motivate home cooks to get into the kitchen to whip up exotic Middle Eastern fare from all over the globe. In her “Nuts and Nibbles” section, Butcher highlights healthy alternatives to pretzels and chips like lemon-roasted almonds with saffron, and Harissa popcorn. “Fishy Things” includes enticing Streetwise Sardines, which are wrapped in grape leaves and grilled. Other in this delightful and often original cookbook includes Meat on Sticks (kebabs of all kinds), Meat Not on Sticks (Chicken Liver with Pomegranate Sauce,), and Hot Vegetarian Mezze (Turkish Zucchini Fritters with Yogurt “Sauce”). (Dec.)
Library Journal
07/01/2015
Butcher, who runs the London-based Persian food store Persepolis, offers snacks, mezze, and street foods from "Snackistan" (a fictitious region encompassing the Middle East, Greece, and Sudan). Like Rena Patten's Mezze, this cookbook incorporates a variety of recipes for dips, grilled meats, and marinated, pickled, and fried snacks. (LJ 12/14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566569583
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
1,451,536
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

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