Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen
by Yasmin Khan
W. W. Norton & Company | February 2019 | ISBN-10: 132400262X | ePUB | 54.2 mb
A dazzling celebration of Palestinian cuisine, featuring more than 80 modern recipes, captivating stories and stunning travel photography.
Yasmin Khan unlocks the flavors and fragrances of modern Palestine, from the sun-kissed pomegranate stalls of Akka, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, through evergreen oases of date plantations in the Jordan Valley, to the fading fish markets of Gaza City.
Palestinian food is winningly fresh and bright, centered around colorful mezze dishes that feature the region's bountiful eggplants, peppers, artichokes, and green beans; slow-cooked stews of chicken and lamb flavored with Palestinian barahat spice blends; and the marriage of local olive oil with earthy za'atar, served in small bowls to accompany toasted breads. It has evolved over several millennia through the influences of Arabic, Jewish, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Bedouin cultures and civilizations that have ruled over, or lived in, the area known as ancient Palestine.
In each place she visits, Khan enters the kitchens of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, discovering the secrets of their cuisine and sharing heartlifting stories.
About the Author
YASMIN KHAN is an author, food and travel writer and cook who is passionate about sharing people's stories through food. Her debut book, The Saffron Tales, celebrated her culinary adventures through Iran and was named by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the BBC's Food Programme as one of the best cookbooks of 2016. Before working in food, Yasmin trained in law and was a human rights campaigner for a decade, running national and international campaigns for NGOs and grassroots groups.
Palestine and me
Welcome to Palestine
The Palestinian store cupboard
Haifa and Akka
Nablus and Jenin
Nazareth and The Galilee
Index of dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan recipes