In this culinary exploration of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa, Diana Henry has gathered together dishes that combine exotic flavors in ways long forgotten - or never discovered - in many Western kitchens.
Colorful, aromatic and perfumed ingredients, from leathery pomegranates, with their insides bursting with ruby seeds, to flower-waters that allow you to drink in the scent of a garden, combine to bring an intoxicating whiff of the exotic to your table and pleasure to your kitchen. The core ingredients of these cuisines are increasingly available so dishes such as Chermoula-marinated Tuna, Fennel, Pomegranate and Feta Salad, and Lavender, Orange and Almond Cake are both delicious and accessible to cook.
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About the Author
Diana Henry writes regularly for the Telegraph, in particular her weekly column in Stella magazine, and is a frequent broadcaster on BBC Radio 4. She has won many awards for her work, most recently the 2015 Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year and Cookery Journalist of the Year, and the Fortnum & Mason Cookery Writer of the Year (2015). She is the author of a number of bestselling cookbooks including A Bird in the Hand, A Change of Appetite, Salt Sugar Smoke, Roast Figs Sugar Snow, and Cook Simple. She lives in north London with her partner and two children.
Table of Contents
The Spice Trail: cardamom, chilli, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, coriander, pimentón and saffron 8
Fragrance of the Earth: lavender, rosemary, thyme, and oregano 26
A Bowl of Fresh Herbs: parsley, cilantro, dill, haul, and mint 40
Sweet Cloves and Liquid Gold: garlic, olives, and olive oil 54
The Sweet and the Sour: honey and vinegar 72
Of Sea and Salt: anchories, bottarga, and salt cod 84
Plundering the Stores: almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, and dried fruits 92
Fruits of Longing: figs, quinces, pomegranates, and dates 108
Curds and Whey: yogurt, feta, and ricotta 128
Food From the Hearth: flabreads 146
Pith and Skin: oránges and lemons 158
Heaven Scent: flowers and flower waters 176