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    How to Cook dishes from the Arab world


    Arabia The Arab world is a vast region of Southwest Asia and North Africa that stretches from the Arabian Sea in the East, to the Atlantic Ocean in the West, and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Horn of Africa. It encompasses the whole of the Arabian peninsula, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, the whole of North Africa, Mauritania, Sudan, Djibouti, and Somalia. Of course, not everybody in this area is an Arab, or defines themselves as ethnically Arab, and likewise many Arabs live outside of this area, but nevertheless many people find the Arab world to be a useful term to describe this region.

    In terms of cuisine, it should be noted that different countries and regions within the Arab world, do have their own particular ingredients and dishes, and there are distinct differences between (for example) Egyptian cuisine, Lebanese cuisine, and Moroccan cuisine.

    Some popular Arab recipes and dishes include:
    • Bathenjan makli - This is a dish from Lebanese cuisine. It is made from fried eggplant with tahini sauce, lettuce, parsley and tomatoes. Sumac, bell peppers, lemon, and garlic are also often added. The dish is usually eaten with bread.

      Bathenjan makli

    • Falafel - Balls or patties made from fava beans or chickpeas, and fried.

    • Ful medames - This very filling dish is considered one of Egyptian cuisine's signature dishes. Its principal ingredient is fava beans which are mashed and slow cooked. The dish also contains onion, parsley, garlic, lemon and olive oil. Ful medames is usually as a breakfast, which is particularly useful during the Ramadan period, when participating Muslims do not eat or drink between dawn and sunset).

    • Mansaf - This is the national dish of Jordan. It is made from lamb which is cooked in a yoghurt-like product can jameed. The dish is served on a large platter, at the bottom of which is a layer of flatbread (markook), then rice, then the meat, then a garnish of almonds and pine nuts, and finally a sauce poured on top.

    • Masgouf - A traditional dish from Iraq. A fish is cut open and spiced with pepper, salt and tamarind. The skin is brushed with olive oil, and then slowly cooked until the fish becomes crispy. Before serving, the masgouf is sprinkled with lemon, and it is eaten garnished with chopped onions and tomatoes, as well as with flatbread, rice, salad, and pickles.

    • Mrouzia - This is one of Moroccan cuisine's most famous dishes. It is prepared in a tajine (a special heavy clay pot), and is made from lamb with raisins and almonds.

    • Musakhan - This is a Palestinian dish made of roasted chicken with onions. It is flavored with allspice, fried pine nuts, saffron and sumac, and is eaten on top of taboon bread (flatbread).

    • Sfiha - Meat pies, originally from Syria, although they have since become popular throughout the region. The pies made from ground mutton and have no top dough.

      Sfiha

    • Shawarma - Thinly cut slivers of meat (chicken, goat or lamb). It is eaten in pita bread, usually with hummus, tomato and cucumber.


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    The Arab Table: Recipes and Culinary Traditions

    By May Bsisu

    William Morrow Company
    Released: 2005-09-06
    Hardcover (384 pages)

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    It is one of the world's oldest and most intriguing cuisines, yet few have explored the diverse dishes and enchanting flavors of Arab cookery beyond hummus and tabouleh. In 188 recipes, The Arab Table introduces home cooks to the fresh foods, exquisite tastes, and generous spirit of the Arab table.

    May S. Bsisu, who has lived and cooked in Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, England, and now the United States, takes you along a reassuringly down-to-earth and warmly personal path through exciting culinary territory. The Arab Table focuses intimately on the foods of Arab countries such as Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria.

    The book offers a bountiful range of appealing dishes: cold and hot mezza, or little dishes; vibrant salads and fresh vegetable preparations; savory soups, stews, and hearty casseroles; baked and grilled meats, poultry, and fish; cooling drinks; and ambrosial desserts. There are recipes for familiar dishes including Falafel, Chicken and Lamb Kebabs, and Baklava, as well as a diverse selection of lesser known delights greatly enjoyed around the world, such as Eggplant Pomegranate Salad, Zucchini with Bread and Mint, Grilled Halloumi Cheese Triangles, and Arab Flatbread. Celebration dishes, the cornerstone of Arab cuisine, include Moroccan and Lebanese Couscous, Baked Lamb with Rice and Chickpeas, and Baked Sea Bass with Rice and Caramelized Onions. No Arab cookbook would be complete without an ample selection of soups and stews, the customary way to break the fast at the end of each day during Ramadan. The Arab table is also well known for its sweets: Semolina Pistachio Layer Cake, Milk Pudding, and, of course, date-, nut-, and cream-filled pastries perfumed with rose and orange-blossom water are just a sampling of the desserts included here.

    Along with these treasured recipes collected from May's extended family, friends, neighbors, and her own discoveries, The Arab Table is also a resource for learning about the traditions and customs associated with this time-honored cuisine. Throughout, essays on Arab holidays, from Eid Al Adha, the feast celebrating the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca, to Ramadan and Mubarakeh, the celebration for the birth of a baby, are explained and menus are provided for each. May enlightens readers as to customary greetings (How do you say Happy Ramadan?), gifts (What do you bring to an Arab home during Ramadan?), and wishes (How do you acknowledge the birth of a baby?) that are traditionally extended during these special occasions.

    Now you can bring the abundance and flavors of The Arab Table to your table.

    Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead: Recipes and Recollections from a Syrian Pioneer

    By Habeeb Salloum

    University of Regina Press
    Released: 2017-09-30
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    In the 1920s, Habeeb Salloum's parents left behind the orchards and vineyards of French-occupied Syria to seek a new life on the windswept, drought-stricken Canadian prairies. With recollections that show the grit and improvisation of early Syrian pioneers, Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead demonstrates Salloum's love of traditional Arab cuisine. By growing "exotic" crops brought from their country of origin--such as lentils, chickpeas, and bulgur--the Salloums survived the Dust Bowl conditions of the 1930s, and helped change the landscape of Canadian farming.


    Over 200 recipes--from dumplings and lentil pies to zucchini mint soup--in this updated classic will provide today's foodies and urban farmers with dishes that are not only delicious, but also climate-friendly and gentle on your wallet!

    Arab Cooking: Egypt, Maghreb, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon

    By Alberto (series editor) Andreini

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    Traditional Arabic Cookbook. 30 Extraordinary Recipes for Home-cooking

    By Robert Pratt

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    Arabic cuisine is one of the most ancient cuisines across the world. In recent decades it has emerged to become one of the world’s most popular ones as well, in large part thanks to the inimitable mix of spices, herbs, and flavors each Arabic meal offers. Influenced by the cuisines of various civilizations and countries, from Indian and Pakistani to Spain and Italy, Arabian dishes are an extraordinary mix of cooking traditions, beloved throughout the world. During my journeys to Morocco and Egypt I tried to record the most interesting, unusual and at the same time simple recipes, intended for home-cooking. From appetizers to meat meals and mind-blowing desserts, these recipes have been evolving along centuries before coming to your house. And I hope you will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed collecting and writing them for you

    The New Arabic Cooking: Authentic Arabic Cooking

    By BookSumo Press

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    A New Arabic Style of Cooking.



    True Arabic cooking is a medley of rices, yogurts, and savory flavors.

    Authentic Arabic style meals have mediterranean, North African, and subtle Asian influences.

    The New Arabic Cookingis a collection of the simplest and most tasteful Arabic recipes you can learn.

    Enjoy handmade delicious meals that will leave you desiring more. The New Arabic Cooking, presents an innovative style of cooking that is unmatched by any cookbook. Discover a method of cooking that is new and original.

    The Arabic Style is one to be admired, learn this style, with 50 delicious and easy recipes straight from the heart of the Arabian World.

    Remember these recipes are unique so be ready to try some new things.

    Here is a Preview of the Recipes You Will Learn:

    • Lamb & Okra Stew
    • Honey Almond Cake
    • Spicy Beef Kababs
    • Lamb Burgers Filled Pita Breads
    • Lamb Koftas in Tahini Sauce
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    Pick up this cookbook today and get ready to make some interesting and great tasting Arab meals!

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    Maa Osama..Atyab

    By Chef Osama El-Sayed

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    "Maa Osama.. Atyab" - "It is more delicious with Osama" A cookbook for those who are fond of the art of cooking. It was published in 2007 and has been republished 3 times so far.It has more than 300 recipes unveiling the spicy aroma of Middle Eastern cooking with a step- by -step, easy to follow methods and useful tips. "Maa Osama Atyab" enlightens the concept of How we should enjoy eating and How to find joy through the entire phases of food preparation. Appendixes for measurement units' conversion are attached to the book as well as quick icons with each recipe to provide the reader with an easy-find-off for his needs. Such icons include: "low calories", "fiber-rich", "vegetarian", "fast & easy" ...etc... If the reader has got some indistinct ingredient that he ignores how to use in producing a scrumptious healthy dish, he can find the solution in the Index of major ingredients that shows a variety of methods for making gourmet cooks and desserts. An illustrative index for the most-used kitchen tools, necessary and most commonly used raw materials such as spices, herbs, grains & nuts, is attached to the book in both Arabic and English.

    The Palestinian Table

    By Reem Kassis

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    The Palestinian Table
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    "Reading and cooking from this essential book - a thoughtful collection of great recipes, historical and cultural insights, and beautiful photographs
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    A DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF 150 DELICIOUS, EASY-TO-FOLLOW, AND AUTHENTIC PALESTINIAN RECIPES INSPIRED BY THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY TRADITION.
      
    While interest in Middle Eastern cuisines has blossomed, the nuances of Palestinian food have remained relatively unexplored - until now. The Palestinian Table is a visual feast of stunning, authentic dishes that demonstrate the true depth of this cuisine. But this is more than just a cookbook; author Reem Kassis truly creates a sense of 'place,' exploring the importance of heritage and community through her recipes and stories.
      
    In her debut cookbook, Reem Kassis weaves a tapestry of local customs,context, personal anecdotes and traditions of Palestinian life and cooking. Ranging from simple breakfasts to celebratory dishes fit for a feast, recipes are accompanied by specially commissioned photographs, bringing these vibrant dishes to life. This striking book takes readers on a gastronomic journey across Palestine, showcasing the rich culinary history of the area.
      
    Combining fail-safe recipes and elegant design, The Palestinian Table is a must-have for those keen to discover more about the region's culture, cooking and way of life. Sophisticated yet approachable, this is the perfect cookbook for those who appreciate the simple pleasures of being in the kitchen and the enriching power of food. 

    Arabian & Asian Cookbook Box Set: A Cookbook Box Set with Recipes from India, Persia, and Lebanon (Arab Food, Indian Cooking, Indian Cookbook, Indian Recipes, ... Persian Recipes, Lebanese Cooking 1)

    By Umm Maryam

    BookSumo
    Released: 2015-06-09
    Kindle Edition (236 pages)

    Arabian & Asian Cookbook Box Set: A Cookbook Box Set with Recipes from India, Persia, and Lebanon (Arab Food, Indian Cooking, Indian Cookbook, Indian Recipes, ... Persian Recipes, Lebanese Cooking 1)
     
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    Arabian & Asian Cookbook Box Set: A Cookbook Box Set with Recipes from India, Persia, and Lebanon is the only cookbook box set that will teach you the secrets of the mediterranean, arabian, and asian worlds! You will exactly how to cook many of the best and most popular dishes of Perisa, India, and Lebanon in one source! See below for a specific introduction to each book you will recieve and a sample of some of the recipes you will recieve in this massive recipe box set!

    Cookbook 1: A Kitchen in Persia: Classical and Unique Persian Recipes

    A Kitchen in Persia: Classical and Unique Persian Recipes is a unique experience. Imagine for a moment, a beautiful kitchen in Persia. Imagine the amazing aromas and fragrances created from the delicious Persian cuisine cooking inside. In A Kitchen in Persia: Classical and Unique Persian Recipes you will learn many of the classic dishes of contemporary and historical Persia. This cookbook contains multiple versions of Persian style kebabs, multiple Persian ginger syrups, multiple types of salads, and much more!

    For each recipe, in A Kitchen in Persia: Classical and Unique Persian Recipes you will receive not only ingredients with specific directions. But also accurate information on the amount of time it will take to prepare and cook each dish, so you can plan accordingly before embarking on a specific cooking journey. Each recipe also contains information on its nutritional value as well as serving information. So for health conscience readers check the caloric and fat contents of each dish.

    Grab a copy of this cookbook and take a trip to Persia by creating some great dishes for your family!

    Cookbook 2: Classical Lebanese Cooking: Simple, Easy, and Unique Lebanese Recipes

    In Classical Lebanese Cooking: Simple, Easy, and Unique Lebanese Recipes you will find over 25 of the most delicious and simple Lebanese dishes I could write about. From multiple styles of lentil soups to Lebanese cookies. This cookbook will take you from complete novice to master Lebanese chef quickly and easily. Every recipe now includes: serving information, caloric and nutritional information, as well as exact timing information for how long each recipe will take!

    Cookbook 3: Classical Indian Cooking: Simple, Easy, and Unique Indian Recipes

    In Classical Indian Cooking: Simple, Easy, and Unique Indian Recipes you will find over 25 of the most delicious and simple Indian dishes around. From multiple styles of Indian Butter Chicken to Chicken Biryani this cookbook will take you from complete novice to master Indian chef quickly and easily. Every recipe includes: serving information, caloric and nutritional information, as well as exact timing information for how long each recipe will take!

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    • Yazdi Cakes

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    • Persian Style Kebabs

    • Chicken Tikka Masala

    • Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

    • Vegetarian Korma

    • Indian Style Curry Chicken

    • Indian Curried Red Lentils

    • Lebanese Rubbed Salad

    • Lebanese Style Kibbee

    • Lebanese Rice Pilaf

    • Lebanese Style Baked Eggplant

    • Lebnese Lemon Lentil Soup

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