Orient Express: Fast Food from the Eastern Mediterranean

Orient Express: Fast Food from the Eastern Mediterranean

by Silvena Rowe
     
 

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New in Paperback - For busy cooks who want a touch of the light, beautiful cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Following her acclaimed Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume, Silvena Rowe turns her focus to the delicious small dishes that you would find in the bustling street markets of Damascus or Istanbul —koftes, falafels and pilafs—as well as delicious…  See more details below

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New in Paperback - For busy cooks who want a touch of the light, beautiful cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Following her acclaimed Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume, Silvena Rowe turns her focus to the delicious small dishes that you would find in the bustling street markets of Damascus or Istanbul —koftes, falafels and pilafs—as well as delicious desserts such as vanilla baklava, and chocolate and pistachio mousse.
In this treasure trove of a book she presents 100 light, enticing new recipes, perfectly balanced for mezze-style summer meals. This is a cuisine both for celebrating and for sharing: Ottoman-inspired food based around stunning combinations of sweet and sour—honey and cinnamon, saffron and sumac—and given a brilliant modern twist by one of the most exciting chefs working today.
Silvena Rowe has an encyclopedic knowledge of the foods and culinary traditions of the eastern Mediterranean. Her enthusiasm for the food of her heritage is evident on every page.

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Library Journal
Looking to capture the unique flavors and relaxed atmosphere of the Eastern Mediterranean, London-based chef and food writer Rowe (Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume) groups 100-plus small dishes and street foods into five flavor-themed chapters (e.g., Za'atar and Saffron, Chili and Cumin, Cardamom and Honey). Homemade spice blends, like Almond and Cumin Dukkah and Lemon Thyme Za'atar, are aromatic and subtle, and elegant dishes, like Kadaifi Wrapped Goat's Cheese and Cardamom Figs with Thyme Flowers, come together more quickly than their titles might suggest. VERDICT Highly recommended for readers looking to explore new spices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566569330
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/2014
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
798,425
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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