Orient Express: Fast Food from the Eastern Mediterranean

Author:   Silvena Rowe ,  Jonathan Lovekin
Publisher:   Interlink Books
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9781566569330


Pages:   187
Publication Date:   01 September 2014
Format:   Paperback
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FOR BUSY COOKS WHO WANT A TOUCH OF THE LIGHT, BEAUTIFUL CUISINE OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN -- NEW IN PAPERBACK Following her acclaimed Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume, Silvena Rowe turns her focus to the delicious small dishes that you would find in the bustling street markets of Damascus or Istanbul --koftes, falafels and pilafs--as well as delicious desserts such as vanilla baklava, and chocolate and pistachio mousse. In this treasure trove of a book she presents 100 light, enticing new recipes, perfectly balanced for mezze-style summer meals. This is a cuisine both for celebrating and for sharing: Ottoman-inspired food based around stunning combinations of sweet and sour--honey and cinnamon, saffron and sumac--and given a brilliant modern twist by one of the most exciting chefs working today. Silvena Rowe has an encyclopedic knowledge of the foods and culinary traditions of the eastern Mediterranean. Her enthusiasm for the food of her heritage is evident on every page.

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Author:   Silvena Rowe ,  Jonathan Lovekin
Publisher:   Interlink Books
Imprint:   Interlink Books
Dimensions:   Width: 18.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 24.40cm
Weight:   0.703kg
ISBN:  

9781566569330


ISBN 10:   1566569338
Pages:   187
Publication Date:   01 September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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...the inspiration for Orient Express came from the street foods of Istanbul, Ankara and Gaziantep, Beirut, Damascus and Aleppo. Each chapter is based on a coalescence of flavors. This structure enables one to combine a selection of diversely spiced dishes into an impressive banquet. Alternatively you could also serve a selection of one or two dishes with drinks. Either way Rowe's recipes are brilliant for entertaining family and friends.-- Readings Highly recommended for readers looking to explore new spices.-- Library Journal Orient Express combines no-fuss, speedy recipes with unusual combinations that are showcased through fantastical sounding chapters-Emerald spice & Gold dust (Za'atar and Saffron), Fire & Noble Velvet (Chilli and cumin) to Exotic Perfume & Delicate fragrances (Cinnamon and flowers). These combinations of sweet and sour all pay homage to her Bulgarian and Turkish heritage and showcase flavour profiles to make your palate sing.-- Hello! magazine Orient Express presents recipes for small plates that are organized by key flavours and ingredients rather than course. In adapting the traditional recipes, Rowe used less fat and oil, changed the techniques slightly to suit today's home cooks, and shortened the cooking times. Rowe's enthusiasm for the region comes through both in conversation and on the pages of her books. She emphasizes that she focused on flavours in Orient Express because she finds them so evocative.-- Canada.com Rowe's recipes are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat.-- Daily Mail (London) The pages are so packed with Silvena's characteristic enthusiasm and irresistible passion, I defy anyone to resist.--Heston Blumenthal


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Silvena Rowe is a celebrated food writer, cookbook author and chef. She is the author of The Eastern and Central European Kitchen, winner of the prestigious Glenfiddich Food and Drink award, and Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume, winner of the Gourmand award for the best book on Mediterranean cuisine.

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