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Sweet Middle East

Author : Anissa Helou
ISBN : 9781452130620
Genre : Cooking
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The seductive flavors of the Middle East have won over food lovers around the world, but the sweets of the region have remained largely unknown to Western palates—until now. Sweet Middle East, by doyenne of Middle Eastern cooking Anissa Helou, presents 70 classic desserts fragrant with spices, honey, dates, and nuts, and steeped in tradition. One bite of Anissa's authentic cookies, cakes, custards, puddings, and more reveals why these enchanting desserts deserve to be shared beyond their native lands.
Category: Cooking

Sweets Desserts From The Middle East

Author : Arto der Haroutunian
ISBN : 9781909808584
Genre : Cooking
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Arto der Haroutunian’s “masterpiece . . . If you know nothing of Middle Eastern desserts and sweets, then you might feel transported to a different world” (Cooking by the Book). From the renowned cookbook author comes Sweets & Desserts from the Middle East, widely regarded as the seminal work on the subject. In this book, Arto der Haroutunian takes us on a sumptuous and erudite tour of one of the delights of Middle Eastern cuisine. Sweets and desserts occupy a special place in those lands where natural food resources can sometimes be limited. The people have made supreme the art of creating delights from very little and in doing so have enriched their world with wafer-thin pastries, luscious halvas, crunchy biscuits, exotic fruits, and cool refreshing sorbets. Many Middle Eastern desserts are very sweet (literally soaked in honey or syrup) and yet their variety is infinite. It reflects the multifarious origins and races of the people of the region and combines ancient traditions and modern influences. One basic sweet may have been adapted in a dozen different ways. Tantalizingly fragrant, sweet and succulent, or dry and spiced with the aroma of the East they transport us as if by magic carpet to the exotic lands of the orient. There are recipes for sesame and date baklavas, almond and pistachio coated biscuits, tempting stuffed fruits, rich mousses, delicate sorbets and syrups, jams and preserves, all of which may tempt you to conjure up these Middle Eastern delicacies in your own home.
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Food Culture In The Near East Middle East And North Africa

Author : Peter Heine
ISBN : 0313329567
Genre : Cooking
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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.
Category: Cooking

O Man Sweet Desert

Author : Edward Voeller
ISBN : 0964027879
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Siblings Naomi (14) and Flavio (13) have been stalked since they arrived in Muscat, Oman, with their father, Robert Small. Oman is in the Middle East, and their father is host of the television travel show Small World. His job is to travel the world to produce travelogues. Naomi and Flavio get to travel with him as part of their homeschooling.In addition to learning, a homestay, and cultural experiences, this visit to Oman includes some mystery. Who seems to be stalking Naomi and Flavio and why? What is the meaning of missing passport? And why do the Oman Royal Police and the International Criminal Police Organization become interested in the activities of the two siblings? The resolution to the police case seems to help the constantly-quarreling siblings resolve differences between themselves after Naomi reads her brother's personal journal entries.A broad theme of the story is sibling relations and readers learn the surprising way the uncomfortable relationship between these two teens is resolved.Readers are introduced to some of the customs and culture of Oman, including lifestyles, frankincense, cuisine, and some of the most beautiful and unspoiled nature in the Middle East. (50,000 words)

A Middle Eastern Feast

Author : Claudia Roden
ISBN : 9780141966014
Genre : Cooking
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Throughout the history of civilization, food has been more than simple necessity. In countless cultures, it has been livelihood, status symbol, entertainment - and passion. In the GREAT FOOD series, Penguin brings you the finest food writing from the last 400 years, and opens the door to the wonders of every kitchen.
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Author : Greg Malouf
ISBN : 1743794134
Genre : Cooking
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2019 James Beard Award Nominee SUQAR (which means 'sugar' in Arabic) shares the secrets of more than 100 sweet treats inspired by Middle Eastern flavors – ranging from puddings and pastries, to ice creams, cookies, cakes, confectionary, fruity desserts and drinks. The traditional time to eat sweets in the Middle East is not after meals (when fruit is served) but at breakfast, with coffee in between meals or on religious holidays and special occasions. The repertoire of these dishes is vast and varied. In SUQAR, acclaimed chef Greg Malouf and writing partner Lucy Malouf share the best and most delectable sweet treats from the region (alongside some personal favorites and tried-and-tested creations from Greg's restaurant kitchens). The recipes merge the spices, flavors and scents of Greg's childhood with the influence of Greg's training in the West to create dishes in Greg's signature Modern Middle Eastern style. The book's ten chapters cover: Fruit; Dairy; Frozen; Cakes; Cookies; Pastries; Doughnuts, Fritters & Pancakes; Halvas & Confectionery; Preserves; and Drinks. Accompanied by beautiful photography and illustrations, SUQAR is a journey through the sweets of the Middle East.
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The Bedouin Of The Middle East

Author : Elizabeth Losleben
ISBN : 0822506637
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the history of the desert-dwelling Bedouin, exploring how they survive their harsh Middle Eastern and North African environments, and their religion, culture, diet, language, and social structure.
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Sweet Invention

Author : Michael Krondl
ISBN : 9781569769546
Genre : Cooking
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A social, cultural, and—above all—culinary history of dessert, Sweet Invention explores the world’s great dessert traditions, from ancient India to 21st-century Indiana. Each chapter begins with author Michael Krondl tasting and analyzing an icon of dessert, such as baklava from the Middle East or macarons from France, and then combines extensive scholarship with a lively writing style to spin an ancient tale of some of the world’s favorite treats and their creators. From the sweet makers of Persia who gave us the first donuts to the sugar sculptors of Renaissance Italy whose creativity gave rise to the modern-day wedding cake, this authoritative read clears up numerous misconceptions about the origins of various desserts, while elucidating their social, political, religious—and even sexual—uses through the ages.
Category: Cooking

The Middle Eastern Kitchen

Author : Ghillie Basan
ISBN : 0781811902
Genre : Cooking
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This remarkable and beautifully illustrated book describes over 75 ingredients used in Middle Eastern cooking. The cuisines covered include those of Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Egypt, Yemen, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman; Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Influenced by the Persian, Islamic, and Ottoman Empires, these country's common culinary tradition also reveals the legacy of the Byzantine and Roman empires. The insightful texts take readers and cooks into the history and diversity of these ancient cultures, while 150 recipes allow them to put their knowledge of these ingredients to practical use. Each ingredient is broken down in sections on descriptions and tastes of the spices, historical background, and cultivation or manufacture methods. Each is illustrated with specially commissioned photographs.
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