Calling all food lovers, if you’re looking to expand your palate and dive into the wondrous world of Middle Eastern cuisine look no further. Keep scrolling for the best cookbooks available for you to master some of the signature dishes.
For those looking to dive into an array of Moroccan, Lebanese and Turkish food this is the perfect start, Arabesque by British-Egyptian cookbook writer Claudia Roden. Arabesque includes 150 dishes featuring dishes like: kebab, couscous, meatballs with pine nuts, kibbeh along with several other delicious recipes.
The Modern Kebab
Just like the name suggests, ‘The Modern Kebab’ encompasses over 60 kebab dishes including the classics and modern renditions like: spring chicken kebabs, lamb, squid and mackerel kebabs along with side dishes that will impressive all of your guests. The book is written by chefs who have been trained in Michelin kitchens so the food will not disappoint.
SUQAR by greg and lucy malhouf
If you have a sweet-tooth (guilty), you need to get your hands on this cookbook. ‘Suqar’ means sugar in Arabic so expect all the mouth-watering Middle Eastern desserts you love. Renowned Chef Greg Malouf has combined his Levantine background along with his knowledge of European cuisine to include easy to create pastries, cakes, halvas and more that will suffice all you cravings.
PERSIANA by Sabrina Ghayour
British-Iranian chef Sabrina Ghayour has written ‘Persiana’ to educate the masses regarding Persian cuisine, by including easy-to-cook dishes as they are often deemed too complicated. So, if you want to divulge into something new this book will be a great addition for your kitchen and your tastebuds.
The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook by salma hage
‘The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook’ is written by award-winning chef and author Salma Hage. She incorporates her Levantine culture and flavours in vegan dishes, to allow everyone to enjoy the bursting flavours and fresh ingredients of the Middle East. This will be the perfect gift for your Vegan friend to celebrate Veganuary or yourself if you want to be healthier in 2023.