Souk: Feasting at the mezze table
|Author:||Nadia Zerouali; Merijn Tol|
The souk, or marketplace, is the beating heart of Arabic cuisine and culture--this book celebrates the generosity of this rich food culture.
Imagine a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon with long tables casually filled with delicious mezze - cold and hot sharing plates that together form a delicious and inviting meal in themselves. Here, family and friends enjoy the abundance of the sharing table - from carrots with arach and lemon limonade, fresh almonds and dishes of silky-soft hummus to fried kibbeh balls and tabouleh or fattoush.
Nadia and Merijn have created more than 100 recipes to fill the table with their version of a mezze feast - traditional but with a contemporary twist. In addition to these delicious recipes you will find personal anecdotes about family, friends and memories. The mezze tradition equals generosity, generosity and cosiness - and that's what you can see and try again in this book. Yalla!
Authors Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol have been writing about the Arabic and Mediterranean cookery for many years. They have travelled around Southern Europe, the Maghreb and the Middle East to experience the influence of the Arabic cuisine for themselves; to taste the food, and to learn how to cook it authentically by joining local women in their own kitchens. They have previously authored Arabia and A Drop of Rose Water. They can also be seen on Dutch television (NTR), where they will present their own culinary travel program.