“[A] ground-breaking collection of wonderful pilafs, soups, stuffed vegetables, relishes and pastries. A treasury of delicious dishes” (The Foodie).
Every one of the twelve cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to Westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of Middle Eastern and North African cooking.
Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East shows how the cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the lands that make up the rich and varied tapestry of the Middle East. The people depend on the grains and pulses, nuts, vegetables and fruits of the region for their daily food. Here are warm and spicy stuffed vegetables, cool and fragrant soups, delicate preserves, pilafs, breads, pickles, relishes, and pastries.
“This book will give a real boost to any vegetarian food enthusiast looking for something a little more unusual.” —The Vegetarian
“One of the classic cookbooks on the subject written by the recognized authority in Middle Eastern cooking.” —Publishing News
“Learn how to make a variety of feasts from just a few ingredients with this authentic collection of recipes, including popular dishes such as tabouleh, hummus and falafel, as well as new ones you may not have tried.” —The Green Parent
“The recipes . . . glow. They openly embrace the full spectrum of ethical eating, but most importantly, this is a book of delicious, exquisite food; simple to make [yet] exotic enough to tempt jaded palates.” —The Gastronomer’s Bookshelf