An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair

An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair

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An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair by Faith E. Gorsky

Create a culinary mosaic with this Middle Eastern cookbook!

When Faith Gorsky married her Syrian husband, she was introduced to a cultural and culinary world that would forever change how she experienced food and cooking. Gorsky's mother-in-law took her under her wing, and in 6 months gave her a thorough course in Middle Eastern cooking that became the basis for her popular website, An Edible Mosaic—and now this book. The growth and success of her website and her growing interest in dishes from the Middle East led to even more trips to the area, where she deepened her knowledge of the food and acquired more recipes to cook and share with her husband and the online community.

In this Syrian cookbook, Gorsky shares her favorite recipes from throughout the region:

  • Lamb or Beef Kebab, Several Ways (Mashawi)
  • Creamy Chickpea and Yogurt Casserole (Fetteh)
  • Parsley Salad with Bulgur Wheat (Tabbouleh)
  • Sumac-Spiced Chicken (Musakhan)
  • Pan Seared White Cheese
  • And 75 more, paired with 175 color photographs
Her love for the cuisine of her husband's homeland comes across in her enthusiasm for putting together these Syrian recipes, and in the awareness that Middle Eastern cooking is more than just a means of sustenance—it lies at the epicenter of gatherings with family and friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804842761
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 856,954
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Faith Gorsky fell in love with Middle Eastern cuisine when she spent six months living in Damascus. Her Syrian mother-in-law, who happens to be a master cook, was a willing teacher and patient guide. During the past six years, Faith has visited the Middle East four different times, each time expanding her passion and knowledge for both the cuisine and culture of the region. Combining her love for writing and cooking, Faith started her successful and wildly popular food blog, An Edible Mosaic (www.AnEdibleMosaic.com) and in two years has built a following of fans that love both her food and her writing. She cooks, writes and lives in Upstate New York.

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An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
VickyVK More than 1 year ago
My order arrived on time and in great condition!
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
Though a long time fan of ethnic cuisine, my education in Middle Eastern fare has been sketchy at best, so I was delighted to get a chance to cook from and review this cookbook. The cover photo alone made my mouth water and made me want to dive in! I was somewhat surprised that the cover photo was of chicken kebabs--not something you'd necessarily expect from a book like this. I would have expected beef or lamb, but not chicken! My girls thought it looked amazing, so I thought I'd make some for supper--until it came to the spices. I don't have a Middle Eastern store handy, so I headed to the front of the book to make the Chicken Spice Mix myself. I ended up sitting there laughing as I would have to make 5 different batches of spice mix to finally get the Chicken Spice Mix!! While the spices weren't necessarily hard to find, they aren't necessarily spices I have right at hand, either. Therefore, the Chicken Kebabs still sit on my "to make" list, and we moved on. Meat Sautéed with Leeks (Bellasia) gets a definite thumbs up as does the Zucchini Fritters, and Sesame Seed Breads. The Spiced Shawarma Chicken Wraps have gone the way of the Chicken Kebabs for now as I haven't been able to find the fenugreek yet, and I'm not willing to purchase online and probably pay more for shipping than the spice itself. However, it is definitely on my "to make" list as well. Overall, this is a great book. I did lower the rating a bit as there are definitely some harder-to-find ingredients that make cooking some of the recipes a bit of a challenge. However, I do highly recommend this book. I received a copy of "An Edible Mosaic" from Tuttle Publishing for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago