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

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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 Kit ...more
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Siamanto Press (first published January 1st 1999)
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Erin Durbin
Sep 21, 2012 Erin Durbin rated it it was amazing
Excellent recipes with wonderful insight on the history and culture behind each dish. I think it's a useful book, but I would like to try the recipes on the best expert I know ;)
Tim
Nov 17, 2015 Tim rated it it was amazing
Cookery books tend to fit into certain categories. Three styles I have given below, there are, of course, others.

Written by well known chefs primarily about dishes served in their equally famous restaurants. These normally consist of a list of ingredients, prep, and cooking guide, with a small preamble about the dish. More of interest to those who can't afford to dine there than practical use.

Those written by TV chefs on the back of a TV series about ' How I learnt all there was to know about (
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Kimi
Apr 04, 2016 Kimi rated it it was amazing
This was very thorough and I'm really upset that the copy I had was missing pages. Some of the recipes just aren't feasible for me to make due to the fact that they are either time consuming or contain shellfish. But there is a lot of stuff in here that I can make and my grandpa's exact kibbeh recipe is in here! :D

It was nice to get some cultural and historical background regarding Lebanese cooking and food culture instead of just standalone recipes. There was a lot of stuff in here I just do wi
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Brady
Mar 23, 2011 Brady rated it it was amazing
Goldmine of information on food and customs in the middle east. Every recipe I've tried has been awesome, especially the hreesi (lamb and wheat stew).
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I love this book.It is much more than just a cookbook.It even has historical information on the recipes and artwork throughout that makes you feel like you are there.
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