by Kalla, Joudie | Palestine
Published 26/09/2018 by Jacqui Small
Hardback | 256 pages
In the Times Food Book of the Year 2018, Joudie Kalla , author of the bestselling
Palestine on a Plate , introduces readers to more of the Middle East's best-kept secret
Palestinian cuisine .
'An important cuisine and culinary tradition that needs to be understood, celebrated, and enjoyed.' Anthony Bourdain 'This book goes to the heart of the relationship between food and identity, and conveys a sense of belonging through beautiful, compelling and, yes, joyous recipes. I just want to eat everything in it.' Nigella Lawson 'Baladi'
means 'my home , my land , my country' , and Joudie once again pays homage to her homeland of Palestine by showcasing the wide-ranging , vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country . Baladi
features recipes that are categorised according to the differing environments they hail from , such as the land , the sea , the forest , the orchard . Dishes are designed to complement one another , and Joudie explains which work well together as a meal , as well as the varied and
diverse origins of the recipes . Joudie takes an entirely flexible approach , using influences from her homeland to create new dishes , and bringing her own twist to more traditional recipes .
Experience the wonderful flavours of Palestine with:daoud basha ( lamb meatballs cooked in a tamarind and tomato sauce served with caramelised onions and vermicelli rice )fatayer sabanekh ( spinach , sumac and onion patties )samak makli ( fried fish selection with courgette , mint and yoghurt dip )atayef ( soft pancakes filled with cream , cheese or nuts in an orange blossom sugar syrup ), and many more sensational recipes .
This highly illustrated cookery book is interspersed with shots of the landscape, streets and people of Palestine, and is perfect for anyone interested in the rich culinary culture of Palestine.