Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen: A Culinary Journey through Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan

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Synopsis: This culinary milestone has been hailed as a masterpiece, a classic, and the first and last word on eastern Mediterranean cooking. A welcome blend of scholarship and entertaining reading, this revelatory work features a wide range of authentic, clearly written recipes, many personal reminiscences, impressive culinary history, valuable information on ingredients, meals, and traditions, stunning period illustrations, and much more.

From the Publisher: Located in the very heart of the eastern Mediterranean, the area comprising Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan has provided the world with what is considered by many to be Arab food at its best. In this landmark, one-of-a-kind volume Sonia Uvezian gives this time-honored cuisine the kind of presentation it truly deserves. Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen is a revelatory work rich in personal reminiscences, insightful quotations, anecdotes, and proverbs; valuable information on ingredients, utensils, daily meals, and traditions; and evocative period illustrations.

Sonia Uvezian’s many memories and associations establish a sense of place and emotional pull rarely encountered in Middle Eastern culinary literature. The "eastern Mediterranean kitchen" in the title is actually that of her family’s summer home in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon’s fertile agricultural and winemaking region, as well as the one in their Beirut apartment. It is where the Uvezians prepared the food they grew themselves or bought from nearby farms, orchards, and markets.

Written by one of the world’s foremost authorities on Middle Eastern and Caucasian cooking and over two decades in the making, this is a fascinating and highly original book imbued with a keen historical perspective and a deep respect for the region’s cultural heritage. Few cookbook authors have approached their subjects with the thorough, painstaking research reflected in this work. A profound understanding of eastern Mediterranean food shines through in its hundreds of superb, clearly written recipes, which are often preceded by illuminating introductory remarks. From the definitive and much-needed section on pomegranates and pomegranate molasses through the fabulous chapters on desserts and beverages, this book provides indispensable reading for anyone interested in the cookery and culture of Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Like the author’s groundbreaking classics, The Cuisine of Armenia and Cooking from the Caucasus, which were among the first to bring Middle Eastern and Caucasian cooking to America, it is long on such traditional dishes as tabbouleh and baklava but also includes innovations, among them Damascus-Style Cheese Dip with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Nigella and Grilled Quail with Sour Cherry Sauce.

Timeless and timely, Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen is a welcome blend of outstanding scholarship and entertaining reading. A genuine contribution to culinary literature that has achieved the status of a classic, it will be a treasured addition to the library of anyone interested in Middle Eastern cooking.

ABOUT THE RECIPES: The imaginative use of spices, herbs, and other flavorings, fresh vegetables and fruits, dried legumes, grains, and yogurt highlights all manner of dishes ranging from earthy to elegant, many of them not found elsewhere. You will find sensational dips (for example, Hummus with Mixed Spices, Toasted Nuts, and Mint; Muhammara with Tahini; Yogurt Cheese Dip with Red Pepper Paste; Feta and Yogurt Cheese Dip with Za’atar); colorful salads redolent of their sun-drenched origins (Tomato, Cucumber, and Green Pepper Salad with Walnut Dressing; Fattush; Orange, Lemon, and Onion Salad); soul-satisfying soups (Lentil Soup with Swiss Chard and Potatoes; Meat Soup with Pumpkin, Quince, Apricots, and Prunes); inspired seafood, poultry, and meat dishes (Baked Fish with Tomato Sauce Garnished with Sautéed Pine Nuts, Raisins, and Onions; Chicken, Green Pepper, and Tomato Kebabs; Musakhan; Duck with Quinces and Pomegranate Sauce; Ground Meat Kebabs with Sour Cherry Sauce; Grilled Stuffed Kibbeh); hearty and nourishing grain and pasta dishes (Chicken and Freek with Tomatoes; Lamb, Eggplant, and Saffron Rice Mold; Bulgur Pilaf with Dried Fruits and Nuts; Meat Dumplings in Yogurt); tempting vegetable and fruit dishes (Red Cabbage with Quince or Apple; Stuffed Chard Leaves; Dandelion Greens in Olive Oil; Meat-Stuffed Prunes with Oranges); vibrant sauces (Tahini Sauce with Toasted Nuts, Mixed Spices, and Herbs; Garlic Yogurt Sauce; Pomegranate Sauce with Garlic and Mint; Sour Plum Sauce with Ginger and Toasted Nuts); time-honored breads and savory pastries (Sesame Pita Bread, Za’atar Bread, Mountain Bread, Lahm bi Ajeen, Fatayer, Sambusak); unusual sandwiches and snacks made with mountain bread and pita (Flatbreads Stuffed with Spiced Ground Meat, Red Pepper Paste Pizza with Pomegranate); and more than thirty irresistible desserts.

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