New Cookbook from Former ‘Miss Lebanon’ Explores Modern Middle Eastern Cooking
The Middle East cradles an ancient cuisine—one of the oldest in the world. Despite its pedigree, conflict in the region has largely kept it under wraps to a wider audience. Hummus, tabbouleh, and stuffed vine leaves now receive global recognition, but there still exists this vast and distinct culinary heritage that remains unexplored: wholesome stews, exotic casseroles and a range of home cooking which revolves around humble, yet delicious vegetables and grains. It is these that routinely welcome home hungry school children and soothe the appetites of tired workers. They too must be shared with the world.
For the past five years, Lebanese-American Bethany Kehdy has sought to demystify Middle Eastern food through her blog DirtyKitchenSecrets.com and her Taste of Lebanon tours. In her debut book, Pomegranates & Pine Nuts, she provides 100+ new recipes that will introduce you to the wonders of the Middle East and change any thought you might have had that this hearty cuisine is complicated or laborious.
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About the Author
Bethany Kehdy, a former Miss Lebanon, is an unrivalled spokesperson for today's new generation of Middle Eastern chefs. Kehdy works as a recipe developer, freelance food and travel writer, and food photographer. She also leads culinary tours across Lebanon and organizes Food Blogger Connect, an international conference for food bloggers Bethany resides in London. This is her first book.
Table of Contents
Culinary Reflections 6
Middle eastern & north African pantry 208
Basic recipes & methods 210
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Title: Pomegranates & Pine Nuts: A stunning collection of Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian recipes Author: Bethany Kehdy Publisher: Watkins Publishing Limited/Duncan Baird Publishers Published: 10-1-2013 ISBN: 13-978-1-84899-088-3 E-Book ASIN: B00DJ2IDUU Pages: 224 Genre: Food & Wine Tags: Cooking, Regional For those who have never had the privilege of indulging in middle eastern cuisine you are in for a treat with pomegranates & Pine Nuts. The region is known for its aromatic and flavorful dishes. I was lucky enough to find a restaurant in Atlanta that served authentic middle-eastern cuisine. We learn the life history of Bethany Kehdy from when she went to live with her father to Lebanon at the age of 4, then to live her mother in Houston when war ravaged her homeland. She would later return to her father's homeland. Her heritage was in both worlds and we benefit because of this. She shares her father's rich culinary history with us through her recipes. Some of the ingredients will need to be found at a specialty stores or if you are lucky you will have a middle eastern market in your neighborhood. For the most part you can find these ingredients and keep them on hand. Believe me it is worth the effort to obtain the odd spice. You will fall in love with the flavors and taste a whole new world. Your family will thank you. There is a world out there to discover so why not start with your stomach. Everything from the simple Venison and Sour Cherry Nest to Slumbering Camomile Chicken to Semolina Pancakes (So delicious!). These are just three of the many recipes to tempt you, but they are easy to follow recipes so even the newest person to the kitchen will be able to produce the same results that look just like the beautifully displayed ones found throughout the cookbook. Take a look at Pomegranates and Pine Nuts today. You will be salivating before you get to the checkout.