Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Complete Middle East Cookbook

This regional Middle East cookbook was first published in 1979 and has had numerous reprintings. My version was a 2002 reprint. The Complete Middle East Cookbook has just about everything you want to know about Middle Eastern cooking with photographs and illustrations throughout. Tess Mallos does a great job of describing the recipes, and divides the cooking by region: Greece; Cyprus; Turkey; Armenia; Syria, Lebanon, Jordan; Iraq; The Gulf States; Yemen; Egypt; Iran; and Afghanistan.

The glossary at the back of the book was helpful with some of the different terms, such as bakaliaros (dried salt cod) and kefalotiri (a hard, grating cheese). I have a few Middle Eastern cookbooks, and I love this one for its broad range of menu items and rich procedures.

Book Information:
  • The Complete Middle East Cookbook; by Tess Mallos
  • SFF Brooklyn; 2002
  • ISBN: 1863020705
  • Hardcover, 374 pages

Renee Shelton
The Cookbook Papers


Post a Comment