Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking

Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking

Bishara's cooking combines Middle Eastern techniques with Mediterranean flavors. But she takes cues from other cuisines, too. An eggplant napoleon is an ode to its principal ingredient, as well as an inspired marriage of textures: layers of feathery fried eggplant rest daintily between smears of baba ghanoush. Musakhan―flatbread topped with sumac-spiced chicken, slow-cooked onions, and almond slivers piled high, and sliced like a pizza―is a near-perfect harmony of sweetness and pungency.

Title:Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781906868840
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    Olives, Lemons & Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking Reviews

  • Disco

    Great Middle-Eastern recipes, beautiful pictures, interesting descriptions, nice paper. The recipes are easy to follow and none of the ingredients are too esoteric to actually make at home. Even thoug...

  • Stephen Simpson

    I don't know about this as "home cooking" ... maybe in her home, but it's not typical Middle Eastern home cooking. But that's okay ... the recipes are pretty interesting as is, and certainly workable/...

  • Jessica Haider

    A beautiful cook book loaded with Middle Eastern recipes. I've made a couple of recipes so far (butternut squash and red lentil stew & kofta and sweet pea stew. )and they were a big hit. ...

  • Richard Newbold

    Must admit I bought this attractively laid out and illustrated recipe book as a makeweight to get free postage on the stuff I really wanted, but serendipity rules, and I've made good use of the solid ...

  • Tracy

    Not enough vegetarian dishes to warrant me buying it. It did have a nice collection of veggie dips like baba ganoush and muhamara and hummus, but I don't need to get a cookbook to find recipes for tho...

  • BookBec

    Restaurant cookbooks like this tend to have more complicated recipes than I want (or they serve 10). I'd be happy to go to her restaurant and let her and her staff cook these dishes for me, but they'r...

  • J Prosaist

    An absolutely gorgeous book, part cookbook and part cultural memoir. Covers everything from breakfast to mezze to main courses. Some recipes are a little beyond my reach re: available groceries (the f...

  • Carol Rosenberg-fox

    I lived in Israel for 4 years and the recipes brought back so many memories. I can't wait to try them. Once you have the spices then you're good to go. If it comes out as a reprint please add a drool ...

  • Katrina

    Nice, but I probably won't ever use a recipe from this book....

  • Toffeeapple

    So much inspiriation here....