A Middle Eastern Pantry: Essential Ingredients for Classic and Contemporary Recipes

Category: Book
By (author): Sercarz, Lior Lev
Subject:  COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / International
  COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Middle Eastern
  COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Herbs, Spices, Condiments
  TRAVEL / Middle East / General
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
Published: June 2023
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 10.28in x 8.32in x 1.08in
Our Price:
$ 48.00
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*An insightful exploration into the bounty of both familiar and new Middle Eastern ingredients plus 90 modern and traditional dishes in which to use them, from the author of Mastering Spice and The Spice Companion
Growing up on a kibbutz in northern Israel, spice master Lior Lev Sercarz has long had an affinity for local ingredients and produce. After becoming a chef and then devoting his creativity and career to sourcing and blending spices, he recognized the intensive labor, skill, and craftsmanship that goes into the development of Middle Eastern pantry staples, from olives to silan (date molasses), and tahini to sujuk (a fermented and dried sausage).
In this cookbook and culinary resource, he homes in on the everyday ingredients used throughout this vast region, including Turkey, Tunisia, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Armenia, Jordan, and more, as he offers an homage to the pantry staples that define Middle Eastern cuisine. Lior offers an in-depth look at the production, history, cultural resonance, and storage of each pantry item, then shares an array of mouthwatering recipes crafted for home kitchens. Dishes range from a hearty Verjus and Lamb Stew to snacky Kibbeh with Pine Nuts, Roasted Vegetables with Egyptian Dukkah, tangy Iraqi amba mango sauce, a sweet-syrupy-cheesy kunafe, and a creamy Turkish rice pudding.
This book is for home cooks who crave not only recipes but also origin stories that lend cultural relevance and insight into one of the world's most ancient and beloved cuisines.
Biographical NoteLior Lev Sercarz is the chef and owner of La Boîte, a destination spice atelier in New York City, and the author of Mastering Spice and The Spice Companion. His collections are sold online and in select stores. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.