An updated edition of this fascinating book, which was short listed for the prestigious Andre Simon Award when it was first published, remains the only fully comprehensive collection of truly authentic Lebanese recipes available in the English language. As such, Lebanese Cuisine is a valuable contribution to our culinary knowledge.There are over 250 classical recipes which represent an important part of the rich and turbulent history of this beautiful and bountiful country. The delicious arrays of world-famous mezze, offering light and refined servings, a delight to both eye and palate, provide a style of eating perfectly suited to today?s health-conscious cook. There are wonderful vegetarian dishes as well as aromatic stews, many of which can be left to cook slowly, allowing flavours to develop and often tasting even better when eaten the following day. It is Mediterranean food of elegance and infinite variety, using in delectable combinations, simple, healthy ingredients. Vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains and cold-pressed oils, rich in vitamins are features of every dish.
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Lebanese Cuisine/More Than 250 Authentic Recipes from the Most Elegant Middle Eastern Cuisine: More Than 250 Authentic Recipes from the Most Elegant Middle Eastern CuisineUser Review - Book Verdict
Despite the number of good Middle Eastern cookbooks now available, few other than Mary Salloum's A Taste of Lebanon: Cooking Today the Lebanese Way (LJ 3/15/89) have focused on Lebanese cooking. Helou, who currently lives in London, feels the cuisine of her country deserves greater attention, and she offers more than 200 recipes, from mezze to desserts, with separate chapters devoted to kebabs, pickles, and other specialties. Unfortunately, although U.S. equivalents for measurements are given, the text really has not been Americanized (aubergines and courgettes, for example, are not "translated"). Nevertheless, this is a well-written and informative look at a cuisine little known here; recommended for larger collections.
Lebanese Cuisine: More Than 200 Simple, Delicious, Authentic Recipes
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