Balaboosta

Balaboosta

by Einat Admony

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579655006
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 252,936
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Einat Admony is the chef/owner of New York City’s popular Balaboosta, Kish-Kash, and Taïm restaurants, which have been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times, and New York magazine, among many others. When Einat is not at her restaurants or competing (and winning!) on shows like Chopped and Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, she can be found at home, cooking for the crowd of family and friends continually gathered around her dining table.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

The Grown-Up Table: Casual Dinner Party Dishes 15

Rosé Sangria 20

Corn Salad 21

Sweet Nana Tea 21

Casablanca Catch 23

Challah 24

Spicy Chicken Tagine 29

Couscous Countless Ways 30

Cauliflower Everyone Loves 33

Moroccan Carrots 34

My Homemade Kit Kat 37

Cheesecake with Meyer Lemon Glaze 38

Kidding Around: Recipes to Feed Your Kids 42

Bourekas 49

Chicken Littles 53

Ahoova's Patties 54

Ptitim (Israeli Couscous) 55

Catch-Up Chicken 57

Sneaky Noodles 58

Asparagus with Wild West Dressing 59

Red Velvet Gnocchi 61

Root Veggie Chips 62

Pop, Pop, Popcorn 65

Banana Date Lime Smoothie 68

Mojito Fruit Salad 69

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry: Quick and Easy Meals 70

Shakshuka 75

Eighteen-Minute Rice 76

Spicy-ish Fish 76

Roasted Broccoli 77

Patatas Bravas 77

Zucchini Patties 78

Shrimp, Spanish Style 81

Mussels Drenched in Ouzo 82

You've Been Chopped 85

Aunt Chana's Tomato Salad 86

Linguine with Roasted Peppers and Kalamata Olives 87

The First Cut is the Deepest: Foods that Comfort 89

My Mom's Rice Stew 93

Lentil Feta Salad 94

Chamusta 95

Not-So-Jewish Chicken Soup 96

Sinaya 98

Turkey Balls with Okra 100

Simple Beans 101

Creamy, Cheesy Potatoes 103

Sufganiyot 104

Ricotta, Pine Nut, and Honey Bread Pudding 106

Just the Two of Us: Romantic Dishes 109

Morning Orgasm Cocktail 114

Coconut Milk French Toast 115

Beef Tartare with Harissa 117

Whole Artichoke with Lemon Aioli 118

Raw Oysters with Watermelon Granita 119

Fried Olives with Labne 120

Lamb Chops with Persian Lime Sauce 123

One Big Steak for Two 124

Crispy Calamari with Saffron Aioli 125

Sea Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc 126

Crispy Kale with Nigella and Sesame Seeds 128

Truffle Threesome 129

The Backyard Barbecue: Recipes Best Enjoyed Outdoors 130

Mint Ginger Mojitos 134

Harissa and Honey Hot Wings 137

Herbed Meat Kebabs 138

Spicy Grilled Salsa 141

Red Onion Parsley Salad 142

Adobo Steak 143

Tangy Tabbouleh 145

Dorit's Cabbage Salad 146

Veggie Skewers 149

Roasted Pepper Tahini 150

Space Cookies 151

Turkish Coffee Brownies 153

Fat Like Me: Healthier Options 155

Pear Lemon Mint Smoothie 158

Gazpacho Duo: Melon and Tomato Strawberry 159

Butternut Squash and Saffron Soup (Marak Ktumim) 162

Salmon Tartare 165

Whole Roasted Fish 166

Quinoa Salad with Preserved Lemon and Chickpeas 168

Arugula Lover's Salad 169

Beet and Walnut Salad 170

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts 171

Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary and Mustard Seeds 173

Pavlova with Berry Coulis 174

When Dinner can Wait: Slow-Cooked Recipes 176

Yemenite Oxtail Soup 182

Lamb Shanks 184

Hamin 185

Really-Not-So-Short Ribs 188

Spicy Chili 191

Stuffed Vegetables 192

Overnight Turnips 194

Hilbe 195

5,000-Year-Old Eggs 195

Osovo 196

Kubaneh 197

Malabi with Orange Brandy Sauce 199

Thinking about Home: Mostly Israeli Recipes 200

Rice Fit for a King 204

Kibbeh Soup 207

Mama Caroline's Pistou Soup 209

Fenugreek Fried Bread 210

Mom's Chicken with Pomegranate and Walnuts 213

Cold Eggplant Salad 214

Sabich 216

Roasted Rainbow Bell Pepper Salad 219

Sambusak 220

Falafel 223

Baklava 224

Cream-bo 227

Fancy-Schmancy: Restaurant-Worthy Dishes 230

Eggplant Slathered with Tahini, Lemon, and Herb Salad 236

Sunchoke Soup with Crispy Chestnuts 238

Grilled Octopus with Microgreens and Blood Oranges 239

Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Cider and Mustard Seeds 241

Homemade Spinach Fettuccine with Ricotta and Walnut Quenelles 243

Shrimp Kataif 247

Fluke Ceviche with Beets and Fennel 248

Seared Snapper with Red Pepper Lemon Sauce and Rice Cakes 251

Infused Oils 253

Berries Crème Brulée 255

Kanafeh 256

Can't Live without: Basics for Everyday Use 259

My Hubby's Hummus 263

Baharat 264

What Tickles Your Pickle 265

My Aiolis 268

Labne 271

Mexiterranean Adobo 272

World's Best Harissa 272

Roasted Garlic 273

Pomegranate Confiture 273

S'chug (Dad's Hot, Hot, Hot Sauce) 275

Perfect Preserved Lemons 276

Simple Syrup 278

Mint Syrup 278

Rose Syrup 278

Acknowledgments 279

Index 280

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Balaboosta 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fabulous idea for a book. So interesting and different. The food sounds so delicious that I will look forward to trying many of the recipes. Nancy5
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to get into this book, but the author turned me off before I ever got to the recipes. She comes across as very arrogant and boastful to the point I quit reading anything but the recipes. The recipes are varied and fascinating, but not enough for me to keep this book around. UPDATE** I first reviewed this book on my own just because I was interested in it. A couple of months later I received an unsolicited copy from the publisher (which, I might say, I do not have an issue with receiving unsolicited cookbooks to review!), so I thought I'd go back and re-examine this book and see if I missed anything. On the positive side, because I was reviewing for a publisher, I did look at the actual recipes more, and found many great recipes. The book is well laid out and the photos are great. On the negative side, I still have several issues with this book. I realize many would not be bothered by this and think I'm being picky, but I didn't appreciate her referring to God as "She". The biggest thing that struck me going through the book this time was on page 47 in the section on cooking for kids she makes this statement: "Allow them (kids) to knead raw beef and stretch dough between their fingers--but be sure they don't swallow uncooked dough." So, let me get this straight. She's very concerned about your child's safety so doesn't want them to eat raw dough, but has nothing to say about raw meat?! I found that very strange. The quality of many of the recipes and the actual quality of the book pushed my rating up slightly, but definitely not going on my favorites list. I received a copy of this book from Artisan for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.