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Mediterranean Street Food: Stories, Soups, Snacks, Sandwiches, Barbecues, Sweets, and More from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

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ISBN13: 9780060891510
ISBN10: 0060891513
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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.

Review:

"Helou...is a friendly, inquisitive guide who's not afraid to express her own occasional squeamishness about eating on the street....A fascinating introduction shows a keen understanding of the entire region (Helou herself grew up in Beirut and fondly remembers the Corniche, an area filled with vendors of snacks, sweets and drinks)." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"It is a marvelous book....Ms. Helou joins a number of top writers like Claudia Roden, Paula Wolfert and Nancy Harmon Jenkins, in making the Mediterranean the focus of their studies. And she has done so with depth and confidence." Amanda Hesser, New York Times

Review:

"Armchair traveling soars to delicious heights in Mediterranean Street Food." Mat Schafer, Boston Herald

Review:

"This book has an air of authenticity rarely found in cookbooks these days...we tested a dozen recipes and 11 were winners, a first-class result." Cook's Illustrated

Review:

"The book reads like a travel journal, punctuated with black and white photographs of the street scenes, people and dishes....Helou manages to evoke the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of countries from Spain to Turkey." Linda Giuca, Hartford Courant Food Editor

Review:

"The minimalist masterpiece that is cookbook author Anissa Helou's austere loft is enough to make any aspiring chef cry." New York Post

Synopsis:

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, an art hisorian and collector, is the author of Café Morocco, Lebanese Cuisine, which was short-lised for Briain's presigious Andre Simon Award, and The Fifth Quarter. Helou lives in London, where she appears frequently on Briish television and radio, and wries regularly for the Financial Times.

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Stephanie Hammerwold, December 28, 2007 (view all comments by Stephanie Hammerwold)
The street food in Istanbul is amazing, and I was excited to get a hold of this cookbook that not only allowed me to recreate those tastes in my own kitchen, but also introduced me to some other great Mediterranean flavors.
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NancyJar, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by NancyJar)
With Hilou's instructions, my kitchen has become heavenly with the aromas of cinnamon, fresh tomatos and lemons, garlic, za'tar, rose water and Arabic coffee. Anissa Hilou's cookbook, "Lebanese Cuisine" has long been my favorite and most frequently used cookbook. NOW, I am expanding my kitchen "travels" with "Mediterranean Street Food: Stories, Soups, Snacks, Sandwiches, Barbecues, Sweets and More from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East". This is healthy eating at it's most enjoyable. Shopping for the ingredients is fun, the preparation time and cooking is fulfilling/interesting - people BEG to be invited for dinner! And the leftovers make my fellow office inmates drool. Wonderful book! A wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys the pleasures of fresh food prepared at home.
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Joel, April 21, 2007 (view all comments by Joel)
I bought a copy of her Lebanese cookbook for a friend, since I have used it over the years. Didn't know about this one, so I picked it up on a lark. My dog had to go potty at 2 AM and now it is 5 and all I have been doing is reading and getting hungry. Wish the wars in the middle east would die down so I could experience this food in person, but this is the most sensory thing I have read recently and we have nearly if not over 300 cookbooks. DEFINITELY HIGH ON MY SHORT LIST. WILL BE BUYING FOR CLOSE FRIENDS.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060891510
Subtitle:
Stories, Soups, Snacks, Sandwiches, Barbecues, Sweets, and More from Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
Author:
Helou, Anissa
Author:
Helou, A
Author:
nissa
Publisher:
William Morrow Cookbooks
Subject:
Cookery, mediterranean
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Mediterranean
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - General
Subject:
Mediterranean
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Mediterranean
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060627
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.125 x 8 x 0.76 in 20 oz

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Product details 304 pages Morrow Cookbooks - English 9780060891510 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Helou...is a friendly, inquisitive guide who's not afraid to express her own occasional squeamishness about eating on the street....A fascinating introduction shows a keen understanding of the entire region (Helou herself grew up in Beirut and fondly remembers the Corniche, an area filled with vendors of snacks, sweets and drinks)." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "It is a marvelous book....Ms. Helou joins a number of top writers like Claudia Roden, Paula Wolfert and Nancy Harmon Jenkins, in making the Mediterranean the focus of their studies. And she has done so with depth and confidence."
"Review" by , "Armchair traveling soars to delicious heights in Mediterranean Street Food."
"Review" by , "This book has an air of authenticity rarely found in cookbooks these days...we tested a dozen recipes and 11 were winners, a first-class result."
"Review" by , "The book reads like a travel journal, punctuated with black and white photographs of the street scenes, people and dishes....Helou manages to evoke the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of countries from Spain to Turkey."
"Review" by , "The minimalist masterpiece that is cookbook author Anissa Helou's austere loft is enough to make any aspiring chef cry."
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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