Cookbooks for Arab American Heritage Month
April is Arab American Heritage Month. To celebrate, I recommend checking out some books to learn more about Arab American history and culture, and making a recipe or two. Below are some cookbooks to inspire you:
Iranian food blogger and home cook, Maryam Sinaiee, takes us through a full year in the Persian kitchen. Maryam offers the reader a true taste of real Persian cooking—Lamb and Eggplant Stew, Baked Fish with Tamarind, and Rosewater Ice Cream with Pistachios.
Parvin Razavi has taken the fresh and varied cuisines of Iran, Armenia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey to create a beautiful vegan cookbook. Whether as a main course or for the traditional mezze, this book contains dishes that blend natural culinary delights from the various food cultures and combines them with contemporary approaches.
Bavel invites home cooks to explore the broad and varied cuisines of the Middle East through fragrant spice blends; sublime zhougs, tahini, labneh, and hummus; rainbows of crisp-pickled vegetables; tender, oven-baked flatbreads; fall-off-the-bone meats and tagines; buttery pastries and tarts; and so much more.
Falastin is a love letter to Palestine, the land and its people; as each region has its own distinct identity and tale to tell, there are endless new flavour combinations to discover.
With recipes such as Ice in Heaven and Pomegranate and Walnut Stew with Chicken, Ariana manages to capture the sensual, exotic pleasure of Persian cuisine as well as celebrating the values and traditions cherished by her forefathers.
Sharing mouthwatering street foods and casual everyday staples, as well as new interpretations of traditional dishes, Eat, Habibi, Eat! encourages you to explore the rich spices and irresistible dishes of the Middle East at home.