Food and Cooking of Africa and the Middle Eastern

A Fascinating Journey Through Rich and Diverse Cuisines: the Culinary History, the Ingredients, the Techniques and Over 150 Authentic Dishes
Author: Josephine Bacon,Jenni Fleetwood
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754815280
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 1991

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A fabulous collection of delicious recipes from all over Africa and the Middle East which captures the authentic flavors of a fascinating and undiscovered culinary region.

The Complete Illustrated Food and Cooking of Africa & the Middle East

Ingredients, Techniques, 170 Recipes, 650 Photographs
Author: Josephine Bacon,Jenni Fleetwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754819837
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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The introduction to this exciting volume details the countries covered, their cooking traditions, the ingredients and the techniques that are needed for successful dishes. The following six chapters cover recipes from all over the regions, providing over 170 dishes ranging from appetizers and main courses to refreshing fruit desserts and delectable pastries.

The New Book of Middle Eastern Food


Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307558565
Category: Cooking
Page: 528
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In this updated and greatly enlarged edition of her Book of Middle Eastern Food, Claudia Roden re-creates a classic. The book was originally published here in 1972 and was hailed by James Beard as "a landmark in the field of cookery"; this new version represents the accumulation of the author's thirty years of further extensive travel throughout the ever-changing landscape of the Middle East, gathering recipes and stories. Now Ms. Roden gives us more than 800 recipes, including the aromatic variations that accent a dish and define the country of origin: fried garlic and cumin and coriander from Egypt, cinnamon and allspice from Turkey, sumac and tamarind from Syria and Lebanon, pomegranate syrup from Iran, preserved lemon and harissa from North Africa. She has worked out simpler approaches to traditional dishes, using healthier ingredients and time-saving methods without ever sacrificing any of the extraordinary flavor, freshness, and texture that distinguish the cooking of this part of the world. Throughout these pages she draws on all four of the region's major cooking styles: - The refined haute cuisine of Iran, based on rice exquisitely prepared and embellished with a range of meats, vegetables, fruits, and nuts - Arab cooking from Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan--at its finest today, and a good source for vegetable and bulgur wheat dishes - The legendary Turkish cuisine, with its kebabs, wheat and rice dishes, yogurt salads, savory pies, and syrupy pastries - North African cooking, particularly the splendid fare of Morocco, with its heady mix of hot and sweet, orchestrated to perfection in its couscous dishes and tagines From the tantalizing mezze--those succulent bites of filled fillo crescents and cigars, chopped salads, and stuffed morsels, as well as tahina, chickpeas, and eggplant in their many guises--to the skewered meats and savory stews and hearty grain and vegetable dishes, here is a rich array of the cooking that Americans embrace today. No longer considered exotic--all the essential ingredients are now available in supermarkets, and the more rare can be obtained through mail order sources (readily available on the Internet)--the foods of the Middle East are a boon to the home cook looking for healthy, inexpensive, flavorful, and wonderfully satisfying dishes, both for everyday eating and for special occasions. From the Hardcover edition.

Food Culture in the Near East, Middle East, and North Africa


Author: Peter Heine
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313329562
Category: Cooking
Page: 181
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Describes the ingredients, cooking methods, and typical meals of people from the Near and Middle East and Africa, and examines the impact of religion on the eating habits of Muslims, Jews, and Christians from the region.

Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East and North Africa


Author: Habeeb Salloum
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 162371012X
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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The vegetarian cuisine of the Middle East and North Africa is a treasure chest of pungent herbs and spices, aromatic stews and soups, chewy falafels and breads, couscous, stuffed grape leaves, greens and vegetables, hummus, pizzas, pies, omelets, pastries and sweets, smooth yogurt drinks, and strong coffees. Originally the food of peasants too poor for meat, vegetarian cooking in the Middle East developed over thousands of years into a culinary art form influenced both by trade and invasion. It is as rich and varied in its history as it is in flavor—culinary historians estimate the Arab kitchen has over 40,000 dishes! Now noted food writer Habeeb Salloum has culled 330 savory jewels from this never-ending storehouse to create Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East—a rich, healthful, and economical introduction to flavors and aromas that have stood the test of time.

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia


Author: Ken Albala
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376263
Category: Social Science
Page: 1400
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This comprehensive reference work introduces food culture from more than 150 countries and cultures around the world—including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places. * Entries covering over 150 countries and cultures from around the world * More than 100 expert contributors * Vignettes * An index that facilitates cross-cultural comparison

From the Lands of Figs and Olives

Over 300 Delicious and Unusual Recipes from the Middle East and North Africa
Author: Habeeb Salloum,James Peters
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860640384
Category: Cookery, Arab
Page: 253
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This cookbook on Middle Eastern and North African cuisine provides a wealth of new recipes as well as some of the best traditional ones, carefully tested and adapted for the Western kitchen. The authors are Canadians of Arab descent, and their familiarity with both Western and Arab cultures produces accessible recipes and anecdotes.

Levant: Recipes and memories from the Middle East


Author: Anissa Helou
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007448627
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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Anissa Helou’s Levant is a collection of mouth-watering recipes inspired by Anissa’s family and childhood in Beirut and Syria, and her travels around the exciting regions of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Scheherazade's Feasts

Foods of the Medieval Arab World
Author: Habeeb Salloum,Leila Salloum Elias,Muna Salloum
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081224477X
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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The author of the thirteenth-century Arabic cookbook Kitāb al-?abīkh proposed that food was among the foremost pleasures in life. Scheherazade's Feasts invites adventurous cooks to test this hypothesis. From the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, the influence and power of the medieval Islamic world stretched from the Middle East to the Iberian Peninsula, and this Golden Age gave rise to great innovation in gastronomy no less than in science, philosophy, and literature. The medieval Arab culinary empire was vast and varied: with trade and conquest came luxury, abundance, new ingredients, and new ideas. The emergence of a luxurious cuisine in this period inspired an extensive body of literature: poets penned lyrics to the beauty of asparagus or the aroma of crushed almonds; nobles documented the dining customs obliged by etiquette and opulence; manuals prescribed meal plans to deepen the pleasure of eating and curtail digestive distress. Drawn from this wealth of medieval Arabic writing, Scheherazade's Feasts presents more than a hundred recipes for the beverages, foods, and sweets of a sophisticated and cosmopolitan empire. The recipes are translated from medieval sources and adapted for the modern cook, with replacements suggested for rare ingredients such as the first buds of the date tree or fat rendered from the tail of a sheep. With the guidance of prolific cookbook writer Habeeb Salloum and his daughters, historians Leila and Muna, these recipes are easy to follow and deliciously appealing. The dishes are framed with verse inspired by them, culinary tips, or tales of the caliphs and kings whose courts demanded their royal preparation. To contextualize these selections, a richly researched introduction details the foodscape of the medieval Islamic world.

Egyptian Cooking

And Other Middle Eastern Recipes
Author: Samia Abdennour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 161797515X
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Since its original publication twenty years ago, Samia Abdennour's Egyptian Cooking has become a true classic a must-have cookbook for anyone who wants to eat as the Egyptians do. From hearty staples like foul midammis (stewed fava beans) and kushari (a mix of pasta, rice, and lentils under a rich tomato sauce) to more complex meals such as roast leg of lamb and baked stuffed fish, Egyptian Cooking runs the gamut of the national cuisine. Now, in this revised and expanded edition, Abdennour has added over eighty new recipes from all over the Middle East, including some of the most popular dishes from the Levant, the Gulf, and North Africa. With 485 recipes and mouthwatering color photographs, this versatile guide gives users a wide array of basic meals and sumptuous dishes. With entries organized under the categories of Mezze, Breakfast, Main Courses, Sweets and Desserts, and Beverages, Egyptian Cooking offers a comprehensive collection of Middle Eastern recipes in one volume. Spiral-bound for easy accessibility while cooking, this practical handbook offers detailed advice on shopping, food preparation, and unusual ingredients, as well as the Arabic names for individual items and recipes. Ideal for the novice as well as the experienced cook, this expanded edition of an Egyptian bestseller is the ideal introduction to cooking this delicious cuisine at home.

Arabesque

A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon
Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307493970
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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In the 1960s Claudia Roden introduced Americans to a new world of tastes in her classic A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesque, she revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us 150 of the most delectable recipes: some of them new discoveries, some reworkings of classic dishes—all of them made even more accessible and delicious for today’s home cook. From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: couscous dishes; multilayered pies; delicately flavored tagines; ways of marrying meat, poultry, or fish with fruit to create extraordinary combinations of spicy, savory, and sweet. From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: a delicious array of kebabs, fillo pies, eggplant dishes in many guises, bulgur and chickpea salads, stuffed grape leaves and peppers, and sweet puddings. From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: a wide variety of mezze (those tempting appetizers that can make a meal all on their own); dishes featuring sun-drenched Middle Eastern vegetables and dried legumes; and national specialties such as kibbeh, meatballs with pine nuts, and lamb shanks with yogurt. Claudia Roden knows this part of the world so intimately that we delight in being in such good hands as she translates the subtle play of flavors and simple cooking techniques to our own home kitchens.

Food

The History of Taste
Author: Paul H. Freedman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520254763
Category: Cooking
Page: 368
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This richly illustrated book applies the discoveries of the new generation of food historians to the pleasures of dining and the culinary accomplishments of diverse civilizations, past and present. Freedman gathers essays by French, German, Belgian, American, and British historians to present a comprehensive, chronological history of taste.

Flavors of Morocco

Tagines and other delicious recipes from North Africa
Author: Ghillie Basan
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849757843
Category: Cooking
Page: 160
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Start your culinary journey by discovering Kemia & Salads. Kemia are small bites eaten at the start of a meal. Try recipes for Mini Fish Kefta with Saffron or a Carrot and Cumin Salad with Orange Flower Water. Next enjoy Soups, Breads & Savoury Pastries. Try Rustic Tomato and Vegetable Soup with Ras-el-Hanout or Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Aniseed and Saffron, served with Moroccan Country Bread. Bake the Classic Chicken Pie with Cinnamon (B’Stilla); or little Pastries Filled with Spicy Minced Meat. A chapter on Tagines, K’dras & Couscous features the popular Lamb Tagine with Almonds, Prunes and Apricots; Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons, Green Olives and Thyme; K’dras (stews), such as Chicken K’dras with Chickpeas, Raisins and Red Peppers, all served with buttery couscous. Grills, Pan-fries & Roasts include Souk Kebabs with Roasted Cumin and Paprika; Baked Trout Stuffed with Dates; and Roast Duck with Honey, Pears and Figs. Delicious Vegetables, Side Dishes & Preserves include Casablancan Stuffed Tomatoes and Honey-glazed Pumpkin with Spices. Finally, Sweet Snacks, Desserts & Drinks brings treats such as Fresh Figs with Walnuts and Honey and Rose-flavoured Milk Pudding – all perfect served with Mint Tea. Throughout the book are essays on key aspects of Moroccan culinary culture, from The Olive and the Argan to The Souks, Spices and Sensual Flavours, that help to bring the food of this vibrant and exotic land to life.

Vegetarian Main Dishes from Around the World


Author: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456146
Category: Cooking
Page: 175
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Collected recipes from ten years of groundbreaking food publishing and support for fair trade. Features easy-to-cook, vegetarian, and very tasty dishes from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Try the famous Malaysian gado-gado (salad with peanut sauce), stuffed eggplant from Haiti, or Moroccan khboz (spicy spinach and cheese pastries).

The Food of Oman

Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia
Author: Felicia Campbell
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449474772
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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In the Arabian Gulf, just east of Saudi Arabia and across the sea from Iran, the kitchens of Oman are filled with the enticing, mysterious aroma of a spice bazaar: musky black limes, earthy cloves, warming cinnamon, cumin, and coriander all play against the comforting scent of simmering basmati rice. Beyond these kitchens, the rocky crags of Jabal Akhdar tower, palm trees sway along the coast of Salalah, sand dunes ripple across Sharqiyah, and the calls to prayer echo from minarets throughout urban Muscat. In The Food of Oman, American food writer Felicia Campbell invites readers to journey with her into home kitchens, beachside barbeques, royal weddings, and humble teashops. Discover with her the incredible diversity of flavors and cultures in the tiny Sultanate of Oman. Omani cuisine is rooted in a Bedouin culture of hospitality—using whatever is on hand to feed a wandering stranger or a crowd of friends—and is infused with the rich bounty of interloping seafarers and overland Arabian caravan traders who, over the centuries, brought with them the flavors of East Africa, Persia, Asia, and beyond. In Oman, familiar ingredients mingle in exciting new ways: Zanzibari biryani is scented with rosewater and cloves, seafood soup is enlivened with hot red pepper and turmeric, green bananas are spiked with lime, green chili, and coconut. The recipes in The Food of Oman offer cooks a new world of flavors, techniques, and inspiration, while the lush photography and fascinating stories provide an introduction to the culture of a people whose adventurous palates and deep love of feeding and being fed gave rise to this unparalleled cuisine.

Mezze to Milk Tart

From the Middle East to Africa in My Vegetarian Kitchen
Author: Cecile Yazbek
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1862549214
Category: Cooking, African
Page: 256
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Cecile Yazbek's culinary journey began in the 'old' South Africa, where feasts and large gatherings were a common feature of life for the Lebanese community. Her first taste of sour and salty mfinu, pressed into her mouth by the loving fingers of her Xhosa nursemaid Rosie, inspired a lifetime of creative exploration in the kitchen.

Food of London

A Culinary Tour of Classic British Cuisine
Author: Kathryn Hawkins
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462909752
Category: Cooking
Page: 120
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The Food of London explores the ethnic influences in multicultural London and discovers the stars behind the 'new London cuisin'. This unique volume of over 60 recipes reveals the treasures of London-style cooking. Discover the all-time favorite, Cod & Chips, as well as other delicious and easy to prepare dishes such as Smoked Haddock Tart, Roast Red Leg of Partridge, Pears with Stilton and Walnut Dressing, Port Wine Jelly, Coronation Chicken with Fruity Rice, Baked Lemon Sole, and Sherry Trifle. In addition to the many recipes in this cookbook there is also a vast amount of information on the culinary history of London. Feasts, festivals, and celebrations are also showcased in this book as well as restaurants in London. Stunning location photography, coupled with detailed information on ingredients, as well as fascinating insights into the culture of this much loved city, make The Food of London the perfect companion for your adventure into the cuisine of this great city.

An Economic History of the Middle East and North Africa


Author: Charles Issawi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134560583
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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The economic history of the Middle East and North Africa is quite extraordinary. This is an axiomatic statement, but the very nature of the economic changes that have stemmed directly from the effects of oil resources in these areas has tended to obscure longterm patterns of economic change and the fundamental transformation of Middle Eastern and North African economies and societies over the past two hundred years. In this study Professor Issawi examines and explains the development of these economies since 1800, focusing particularly on the challenge posed by the use and subsequent decline of Western economic and political domination and the Middle Eastern response to it. The book beg ins with an analysis of the effects of foreign intervention in the area: the expansion of trade, the development of transport networks, the influx of foreign capital and resulting integration into international commercial and financial networks. It goes on to examine the local response to these external forces: migration within, to and from the region, population growth, urbanization and changes in living standards, shifts in agricultural production and land tenure and the development of an industrial sector. Professor Issawi discusses the crucial effects of the growth of oil and oil-related industries in a separate chapter, and finally assesses the likely gains and losses in this long period for both the countries in the area and the Western powers. He has drawn on long experience and an immense amount of material in surveying the period, and provides a clear and penetrating survey of an extraordinarily complex area.