The cuisine of the Middle East has always had its devotees, and eating at Lebanese, Syrian, Turkish or Greek restaurants has delighted many people in recent years. But relatively few have tackled these dishes in their own kitchens. Now, with The Complete Middle East Cookbook, anyone can produce delectable meals from the exotic worlds of Homer, Omar Khayyam and the Arabian Nights. Author Tess Mallos provides carefully tested recipes set out in easy-to-follow steps, with many of the dishes illustrated in eighty superb color photographs.Including regional dishes from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Cyprus and Kuwait, to name a few, this is the definitive book for anyone interested in Middle Eastern cooking.Praise for the hardcover edition:"Astonishing in its scope."-Craig Claiborne, The New York Times"A tasteful tour of the Middle East. Each country is introduced with a short history, and descriptions are given of typical cooking methods and ingredients. The food is beautifully photographed, and recipes are easy to follow.."School Library Journal
This book, which covers the cuisines of 19 countries, is about much more than tabouleh and moussaka.