Cook books are getting prettier and prettier There s no denying it This one however is not only very beautifully put together and photographed for me, I must have a photo for every recipe, it is also very practical and sensibly set out and simplifies without adulterating some of the complexities of Persian cooking like making Persian rice a real skill it turns out This is the one cookbook I own where I have made at least three quarters of all the recipes Testimony to it s deliciousness and the wonders of Persian cuisine. I wouldn t normally say I d read a recipe book so not sure about adding it here, but I just wanted to review the book as it s so amazing Each dish sounds mouth watering, I plan to make them all, they include so many of my favourite ingredients and flavours pomegranate, pistachio, tamarind, spices I ve made a couple already with a number planned this week and none are that complicated to make Also, they seen pretty healthy most of the sauces are water based not oil I ve never used a recipe book as much as this one. A Celebration Of The Food And Flavours From The Regions Near The Southern And Eastern Shores Of The Mediterranean Sea, With Over Recipes For Modern And Accessible Middle Eastern Dishes, Including Lamb Sour Cherry Meatballs Chicken, Preserved Lemon Olive Tagine Blood Orange Radicchio Salad Persian Flatbread And Spiced Carrot, Pistachio Coconut Cake With Rosewater Cream This cookbook does an excellent job of focusing on food preparations and spices from a specific region and highlighting them in different ways I m often wary of cookbooks that require a lot of spices outside of those that turnover often in the local supermarket but Persiana uses spices like saffron and fenugreek enough to justify a purchase, since you d likely to use them Similarly, there s a good emphasis on fundamental recipes such as rice and chicken, so the reader cook doesn t have to jump right into the proverbial deep end I finished this book feeling really excited to try something new, which is exactly what I think a cookbook should do. I m told the lamb and sour cherry meatballs are wonderful But lots of good vegetarian recipes, too. Christmas present from my son with an ulterior motive as he loves this sort of food The book is gorgeous and I ll be working my way through it I have a feeling that Sabrina Ghayour is a star in the making only a matter of time before the BBC snap her up for her own cookery series. N dhern kucha ka s drobn mi mil mi p b hy u jednotliv ch recept , budu se k n vracet a t m se, a vyzkou m tu p knou dku exotick ch j del This is great lovely, and DO ABLE Okay, so I cook a lot, and I actually go through a lot of cookbooks, but I never review them on here because, I mean, A How often does one exactly read, or use, a cookbook cover to cover and B Who cares about what I m cooking But this book is so gorgeously photographed and laid out, its recipes so clearly written and delicious, so, in short, THA BOMB, that I just had to give it its due I also love that the recipes here are concise and elegantly described, but also leave ample room to experiment and personalize I ve not yet made anything in this book that didn t turn out beautifully, and wasn t generously created to allow for those inevitable kitchen moments i.e oops, no golden raisins, oh well Brown it is , etc A great tour of Persian, North African, and Middle Eastern tastiness Just wonderful. I love Middle Eastern Food I discovered some recipes in Claudia Roden s Mediterranean cookery when living in Spain and wanted to experiment I make my own preserved lemons and harissa Cookery books are very much a fad these days and am often left frustrated by the few recipes that tempt me once I have bought a book Nursing a horrid cold I have read this one from cover to cover, the recipes I don t want to try I could count on my fingers I loved the writer s philosophy on food in the introduction and like the fact, it takes the best from a wide region They look simple and straightforward not faddy and fussy and the best food should be simple When I am better I look forward to hitting the kitchen as my taste buds are tempted not easy the way I am feeling.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond book, this is one of the most wanted Sabrina Ghayour author readers around the world.
- 240 pages
- Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond
- Sabrina Ghayour
- 14 June 2019 Sabrina Ghayour