**2011 Best Arab Cuisine book in the U.S., Gourmand World Cookbook Award** Prepare delicious and healthy meals with this award-winning Arabian cookbook For untold centuries, the Bedouin of the Arabian Peninsula, in their desert tents, have served their hored guests lavish meals featuring roasted lamb with rice. Bedouin hospitality has t changed over the ages but Arabian cuisine has undergone a remarkable evolution in the last 100 years, making it extremely diverse. This diversity is due, in part, to the explosion of wealth on the Arabian peninsula which has drawn people--along with their foods and cooking methods--from around the world. The blending of these culinary worlds has produced something remarkable. In The Arabian Nights Cookbook, author Habeeb Salloum has compiled an amazing array of recipes that celebrate this blending of cultures while still making it compatible with the everyday kitchens of the Western world. From the familiar, Hummus Bi-Tahini, to the unique, Stuffed Lamb, Salloum offers an accessible world of savory tastes and memory provoking aromas. Authentic Arabian recipes include:
Spicy Eggplant Salad
Hearty Meat and Bulghur Soup
Tandoori Chicken, Omani-Style
Golden Meat Turvers
Fish Fillets in an Aromatic Red Sauce
Spicy Falafel Patties
Delicious Stuffed Zucchini
Cardamom Fritters with Walnuts in Orange-Blossom Syrup
Real Arab Coffee Made Just Right
And many more...
Habeeb Salloum is an accomplished Canada-based food and travel writer for such magazines as Gourmet, Christian Science Monitor and Vegetarian Times. He is the author of From the Lands of Figs and Olives, a Middle Eastern and North African cookbook. He lives in Ontario, Canada.