Books: Crazy Water Pickled Lemons: Enchanting Dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa
Why I am recommending this book:
The main ingredient in this book is the author's passion! If you enjoy cooking as part of what makes life interesting and memorable, you will appreciate this book as an opportunity to broaden your creative palette.
Spanish Sausages and Migas, Chilled Avocado and Coriander Soup, Herb-Scented Chocolate Truffles: this irresistibly evocative cookbook features more than 100 captivating dishes from throughout the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa. Lusciously photographed by award-winning lensman Jason Lowe, and compiled by an exciting new voice in the cookery world, these recipes combine flavors in ways long forgotten-or never even discovered-in the western kitchen. Diana Henry uses such classic ingredients as olive oil, coriander, chili, and dates in refreshing new ways, and also incorporates a banquet of exotic and aromatic components, including flower waters, pomegranates, and cardamom. Each selection has an irresistible charm, from the sea-and-salt infused (Catalan Salt Cod and Pepper Gratin) to the heavenly sweet (Middle Eastern Orange Cake).