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While interest in Middle Eastern cuisines has blossomed, the nuances and subtleties of Palestinian food are still relatively unexplored. In The Palestinian Table, Reem Kassis weaves together a tapestry of personal anecdotes, local traditions, and historical context, sharing with home cooks her collection of delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that range from simple breakfast ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 23rd 2017 by Phaidon Press
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Judie Parks
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I judge any book by how well it transports me to the setting regardless of it is fiction, a biography or in this case, a Cookbook. I felt as if I was walking the streets and selecting my ingredients and then eating them with her family at their table. If you enjoy learning about other cultures I highly recommend this as a must read. If you enjoy cooking you will really appreciate the unique recipes.
Eh?Eh!
Jun 15, 2018 rated it liked it
After a couple Ottolenghi books, one of us chose a Palestinian cookbook for balance in the universe. She collected the food that her family eats everyday, so it's not quite apples to apples in comparison since Ottolenghi did more showy dishes. But I do think the flavors were just as interesting and tasty. I learned some things to keep in mind if I ever make pita bread again (watch for the puff and then only a little more after that, otherwise they won't deflate back to flexible bread scoopers) a ...more
Phil
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a magnificent book, up to Phaidon, the publisher's high standards,

The text is clear and the anecdotes are charming and interesting. Kassis definitely knows her way around the kitchen.

So why only three stars? First, the size of the type listing the ingredients is SMALL! I needed a magnifying glass to read them. When cooking, it was simply inconvenient to refer to. One might want to copy out the ingredients by hand. And then there is the color of this small font. It seems pale; one; a bold
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Diann
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks, own
This cookbook has quickly become one of my favorites. It shares the stories of resilience among the Palestinian people and the many ways that food brings them together for comfort and strength.

Every recipe I have made thus far has been added to my "Cook Again" list.
Rj
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A cookbook featuring Palestinian recipes charts not only the history of the author's family but her own personal history. The recipes feature fresh Mediterranean ingredients making for delicious food.
Leila
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Many of the recipes in here are slightly different than my own family makes and they're always delicious. Love!
Michele
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful book. Many recipes that I am eager to try.
Graeme Roberts
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely book in every way. The recipes are simple and unpretentious, with small ingredient lists, and I can see myself actually cooking them. They look delicious yet attainable in the beautiful photographs by Dan Perez. Reem Kassis weaves in anecdotes of her Palestinian family and their excursions during her childhood to pick ingredients in the mountains near Jerusalem. We feel the warmth and love of family, but she never stoops to using the book as a political platform.
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