Featured on the front page of the New York Time's Food sectionAn Unforgettable Homage to Mediterranean Cuisine Sameh Wadi's award-winning restaurants are just the beginning of his talents. He has a spice company, was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef and Rising Star awards and was raised by two avid home cooks. Born in the Middle East, he grew up cooking and eating Mediterranean food. Here, he offers a collection of recipes that represent an exceptional look into his rich heritage, the culinary foundation that has propelled him to the top of the American restaurant scene. Sameh has a knack for making the exotic accessible. He will introduce you to new as well as familiar flavors in this collection of traditional and modern recipes. He takes influences from everything from Mediterranean street food to top gourmet offerings and gives you the best of the Mediterranean, one recipe at a time. Sameh believes in the language of spices and uses them to weave a story with flavor, texture and aroma. Mindful of the ancient civilizations and empires built around the spice trade, he layers rich culture, heritage, traditions and strong historical connections into each dish. The result is a vibrant cookbook showcasing the incredible flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. With a dash of European cookery, some exotic spices, rich and exciting recipes, and an abundance of great flavor, this book is a must-have for every passionate cook out there.
--The Wall Street Journal Sababa is a breath of fresh, sunny air.
--The New York Times In an Israeli cookbook as personal as it is global, Adeena Sussman celebrates the tableau of flavors the region has to offer, in all its staggering and delicious variety In Hebrew (derived from the original Arabic), sababa means everything is awesome, and it's this sunny spirit with which the American food writer and expat Adeena Sussman cooks and dreams up meals in her Tel Aviv kitchen. Every morning, Sussman makes her way through the bustling stalls of Shuk Hacarmel, her local market, which sells irresistibly fresh ingredients and tempting snacks--juicy ripe figs and cherries, locally made halvah, addictive street food, and delectable cheeses and olives. In Sababa, Sussman presents 125 recipes for dishes inspired by this culinary wonderland and by the wide-varying influences surrounding her in Israel. Americans have begun to instinctively crave the spicy, bright flavors of Israeli cuisine, and in this timely cookbook, Sussman shows readers how to use border-crossing kitchen staples-- tahini, sumac, silan (date syrup), harissa, za'atar---to delicious effect, while also introducing more exotic spices and ingredients. From Freekeh and Roasted Grape Salad and Crudo with Cherries and Squeezed Tomatoes, to Schug Marinated Lamb Chops and Tahini Caramel Tart, Sussman's recipes make a riot of fresh tastes accessible and effortless for the home cook. Filled with transporting storytelling, Sababa is the ultimate, everyday guide to the Israeli kitchen.
Explore Africa's Spices, Tastes and Time-Honored TraditionsIn Flavors of Africa, Evi Aki shares the traditional Nigerian dishes she grew up enjoying, as well as typical eats from all across the continent. She introduces customary recipes from each of Africa's different regions, including meals from Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Angola and more, all of which she collected with the help of relatives and family friends. Sample tried-and-true staples that have survived generations, like Nigerian Red Stew, Jollof Rice, Moroccan Spiced Lamb and Eritrean Red Lentils with Berbere Spice Mix. Enjoy Evi's unique spin on classics like West African Egusi Soup and Ewa Oloyin (a vegetarian bean dish), in addition to her lighter and healthier take on traditional African street foods like Zanzibar Pizza. Whether you're a foodie, a spicy food aficionado or simply looking for a colorful new cuisine to try, Flavors of Africa is an excellent map for your culinary journey.
'Wonderfully evocative and ridiculously tempting.' Felicity Cloake
In this eagerly awaited follow up to the Gourmand Debut Cookbook Award winning Summers Under the Tamarind Tree, food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani continues her journey of discovery through the exotic cuisine of her native Pakistan. Mountain Berries & Desert Spice introduces home cooks to Pakistani desserts and explores their unique significance in the country's culture and traditions. The 70 authentic and family recipes travel from the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in the north (where berries and fruits grow in abundance), via the fertile Punjab (with its rice- and grain-based desserts) to the Arabian sea in the south (where saffron- and cardamom-laced sweet recipes are a favourite). From the sweet snacks shared between friends over coffee to sumptuous desserts fit for lavish weddings, Sumayya tempts the reader with beautiful, easily achieved recipes that anyone can savour.
Accessible and authentic, chef Hong Thaimee's first book shows readers how to bring the flavors of Thai comfort food home, sharing her favorite family dishes, classic Thai recipes, and Thai-American inspirations from her award-winning restaurant in New York City. Thai is one of the world's most popular cuisines, and chef Hong Thaimee serves the best Thai food in New York City, says The Village Voice. Now, in her first cookbook, she guides readers through the techniques and traditions of Thai comfort food, with family recipes and new takes on famous Thai dishes, including perfect Pad Thai, the Ultimate Green Curry, an Issan-style shabu-shabu party, and more.
Hong provides a glossary of traditional Thai ingredients and staple condiments, illuminating a world of overlapping flavors both new and familiar. Armchair travelers and globe-trotting gourmands will thrill at the stunning photographs from the fields, beaches, markets, and streets of Thailand, while easy-to-follow recipes and helpful tips make this a perfect introduction to authentic, modern Thai cooking for adventurous beginners and more experienced cooks alike.
Full of street-food snacks, fresh salads, vibrant stir-fries, savory curries, elegant seafood and rustic grilled recipes, old-school Thai classics, the most popular Thai-American dishes from her menu, and both traditional and new desserts, True Thai presents the best of Thai cuisine and culture from an expert guide.