Olives, Lemons & Za'atar

Olives, Lemons & Za'atar

The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking

Book - 2014
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Draws on the author's Palestinian-Arab family life and her experiences as the owner of Brooklyn's Tanoreen restaurant to present a collection of Middle-Eastern recipes, including red snapper in grape leaves and cheese knafeh.

Rawia Bishara grew up in Nazareth, the Arab town in northern Israel, watching her mother and grandmother prepare traditional Palestinian foods. After moving to New York and raising a family, she opened and now runs with her daughter Jumana the widely successful Brooklyn restaurant Tanoreen, where Rawia's cooking combines Middle Eastern techniques with Mediterranean flavors. This stunning cookbook collects 135 beloved dishes of Rawia's native land, including Eggs with Zaatar for Breakfast, a Red Pepper and Walnut Spread as a Mezze, Tabouleh the Nazareth Way in Salads, Lentil Noodle Soup with Kale (also a gluten-free variation, as with many of the recipes in this book) in Soups and Stews, Grilled Red Snapper in Grape Leaves or Baked Kibbe with Hossi as a Main Course, Pickled Stuffed Peppers, to her specialty dessert Cheese Knafeh.

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Draws on the co-author's food-loving Palestinian-Arab family life in southern Galilee and her experiences as the proprietor and chef of Brooklyn's Tanoreen restaurant to present a collection of traditional, adaptable Middle-Eastern recipes, including Red Snapper in Grape Leaves and Cheese Knafeh.

Publisher: [London] :, Kyle Books,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781906868840
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Olives, lemons, and za'atar


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Sarah_CT May 30, 2015

Smorgasbook found this title to be lovely to look at and the stories where very interesting. The recipes however were brief and made huge amounts of food. There are plenty of vegetarian recipes. We suggest this book for cook book readers as it works better as a travelogue than a Middle Eastern cooking primer.

Jul 05, 2014

I loved this book! Lots of useful seasoning mix recipes to work with & expand flavor profiles. Got me to explore ways to find ingredients I haven't used before, which is always an adventure!


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