Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
A celebration of Palestine, it's stories and its cooking Palestinian food is simple, seasonal and predominantly plant-based, bursting with the freshness and brightness that is characteristic of all Levantine cooking. It has evolved over several millennia, through the influences of Arabic, Jewish, Armenian, Persian, Turkish and Bedouin cultures and civilisations that have ruled over, or lived in, the area known as ancient Palestine. In this dazzling book, food writer and cook Yasmin Khan travels from the sun-kissed pomegranate stalls of Akka, through the evergreen oases of date plantations in the Jordan Valley, to the fish markets of Gaza city. In each place she visits, Yasmin enters the homes and kitchens of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, discovering the secrets of their ancient cuisine and sharing their heart-lifting stories. Featuring more than 80 modern recipes that are all fully accessible to the home cook, including a fennel and dill salad, Gazan lentils with chard and tahini, chicken shawarma, and pomegranate passion cake, Zaitoun reveals and revels in the delights of the Palestinian kitchen.
by : Yasmin Khan,