Ina'am Atalla introduces us to the exotic flavours and colours of Lebanese cuisine using an abundance of wholesome ingredients, combined with fresh herbs and subtle spices, to make delicious and healthy dishes. All supplemented by beautiful colour photography.
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236 pp, Color photos
Garnet Publishing Ltd, UK, 2004
19.5 x 25 cm
Using simple techniques and readily available ingredients, the author inspires the reader to attempt a variety of easy-to-follow recipes, from the simplest soup to the more complicated main course, and from traditional recipes such as tabbouleh and kibbeh to the more unusual and creative variations that have been developed by her for the menu at her restaurant.
Your level of experience is immaterial: supplemented by beautiful colour photography, Ina'am's anecdotes and tips for the cook create the illusion that this is a personal cookery lesson between author and reader, while the book as a whole remains simply a pleasure to read.
Ina'am Atalla was the chef and co-owner of the successful Simply Lebanese restaurant in London.
REVIEWS: «Ina'am Atalla, the chief at the outstanding Lebanese restaurant Al Bustan in London, has chosen easy-to-make authentic dishes...wonderful recipes» The Sunday Telegraph
«I love Lebanese food. This book is a valuable addition to my knowledge of this delicious, complex and fascinating cuisine» Ruth Rodgers, The River Cafe
«A beautiful and uncomplicated masterpiece of food publishing. It made me feel brave enough to try out all the recipes; wow, it was worth it.» Chantal Rutherford Brown, UK Style