A definitive, fresh and approachable collection of 150 traditional recipes from an authoritative voice on Middle Eastern home cooking, Salma Hage's Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook is in line with the current Western trends of consciously reducing meat, and the ancient Middle Eastern culture of largely vegetarian, mezze style dining.
Traditionally, the Middle Eastern diet consisted largely of vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, pulses, grains and legumes. Salma simplifies this increasingly popular cuisine with easily achievable recipes, many with vegan and gluten-free options.
The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook offers an array of delicious breakfasts, drinks, mezze, salads, vegetables, pulses, grains and desserts. Salma shows how to easily make the most of familiar everyday fruits and legumes, as well as more exotic ingredients now widely available outside of the Middle East, with nourishing, flavourful recipes.
About the author: Salma Hage, a Lebanese housewife from Mazarat Tiffah (Apple Hamlet), in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in north Lebanon, has over 50 years experience of family cooking. She learnt to cook from her mother, mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, and, having helped bring up her nine brothers and two sisters, would often cook for the whole family. She has also spent many years working as a cook and currently shares her time between London and Lebanon.