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Mediterranean Street Food: Stories, Soups, Snacks, Sandwiches, Barbecues, Sweets, and More, from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle Eastby Anissa Helou
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Who can resist a chickpea fritter in Nice, a kebab in Athens, an aniseed cookie in Tuscany, hummus in Tel Aviv, stuffed zucchini in Genoa, or a potato omelet in Spain? Cold or hot, sweet or savory, street food is everyone's temptation.
Anissa Helou loves street food. When she travels, she stops at every tea cart, sandwich stand, and candy stall to trade stories with local vendors and learn the recipes that tempt the crowds. Join her on a fascinating adventure around the Mediterranean, where eating on the street is a way of life. Learn the secret ingredients to the perfect Stuffed Mussels sold on the streets of Istanbul. Come along to a Berber woman's Moroccan Bread stall in Marrakech. Buy a sweet, sticky Semolina Cake from a cart in Cairo. From simple salads to fragrant barbecues to irresistible dips and drinks, each dish can be enjoyed on its own, or two or three may be combined to make a meal. With lively black-and-white photographs from Anissa's travels and more than eighty-five fast, flexible, flavorful recipes, Mediterranean Street Food offers home cooks the chance to experience the tastes of distant lands without leaving the kitchen.
Bringing together some of the most memorable food in the world and interspersing with fascinating stories of her food adventures across the continents, Helou tailors recipes especially for the American kitchen and offers brief introductions on the social and cultural history of each country of the Mediterranean. Photos.
About the Author
Anissa Helou is the author of Caf? Morocco and Lebanese Cuisine, which was nominated for Britain's prestigious Andr? Simon Award and named one of the best cookbooks of 1998 by the Los Angeles Times. Born in Lebanon, she now lives in London, where she appears frequently on British television and radio and writes regularly about food for the Financial Times. An accomplished photographer and intrepid traveler, she is fluent in French and Arabic as well as English.
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