An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair [Middle Eastern Cookbook, 80 Recipes]

An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair [Middle Eastern Cookbook, 80 Recipes]

Faith E. Gorsky

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0804842760

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Cook vibrant and healthy dishes with this accessible Middle Eastern cookbook.

When Faith Gorsky married her Middle Eastern husband, she married more than just the man. She found herself introduced to a fascinating culture and cuisine that would forever change how she experienced food and cooking.

Faith's mother-in-law took her under her wing and in 6 months gave her a thorough course in Middle Eastern cooking that became the basis for her popular website, An Edible Mosaic. The growth and success of her website and her own developing interest led to more trips to the Middle East, deepening her knowledge of the cuisine which she shares in An Edible Mosaic.

In her new cookbook, Faith imparts her favorite Middle Eastern recipes, recipes anyone can make with a little work and some help from Faith! Her love for the cuisine of her husband's homeland shows in her enthusiasm for these dishes and the awareness that food is more than just a means of sustenance for the people of the Middle East—it lies at the epicenter of their gatherings with family and friends.

Delicious Middle Eastern recipes include:

  • Parsley Salad with Bulgur Wheat (Tabbouleh)
  • Creamy Chickpea and Yogurt Casserole (Fetteh)
  • Mashed Fava Beans with Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, and Garlic (Foul Mudammas)
  • Ground Chicken Kebabs (Kebab Dajaj)
  • Sumac-Spiced Chicken (M'sakhkhan)
  • Upside-Down Rice Casserole (Maqluba)
  • Date-Filled Cookies (Ma'amoul)
  • And many more…

The only traditional way to prepare authentic Middle Eastern food is to watch cooks in action. Nothing is written down, there are no cooking times, few enumerated steps, and certainly no measurements. With An Edible Mosaic the secrets of Arab and Mediterranean cooking become simple and demystified.

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of olive oil, and then dipped in a dish of Za’atar. This is a common breakfast dish, as the herbs in Za’atar are thought to improve memory and concentration; my husband remembers his grade school teacher in Syria telling his class to always eat Za’atar wa Zayt for breakfast, especially before an exam. Mendy Spice Mix 3 bay leaves 3 dried limes (loomi) One 3 in(7.5 cm) cinnamon stick, broken in half 1½ tablespoons whole green cardamom pods 1 tablespoon whole cloves ½ tablespoon whole black

teaspoons salt, divided ¾ lb (350 g) lean lamb, very finely ground ½ teaspoon Syrian Spice Mix (page 29) ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons pine nuts 100 {An Edible Mosaic} 1 Prepare Syrian Spice Mix. 2 To make the filling, add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat; once hot, add the onion and ¼ teaspoon salt and fry until softened, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the ground lamb, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, Syrian

black pepper. Grind the bulgur and onion in a meat grinder (fine grind), a stand mixer fitted with a food grinding attachment (fine grind), or in a heavy-duty food processor until it feels very soft (it takes 2 to 3 times using a meat grinder or stand mixer fitted with a food grinding attachment). Transfer the bulgur mixture to a large bowl and use your hands to knead in the meat; as you’re kneading, add water (about 4-6 tablespoons) so that the mixture comes together to form a dough. 5 To stuff

mozzarella; combine it with the farmer’s cheese in a medium bowl, stirring in the milk 1 tablespoon at a time so that the mixture comes together into a creamy consistency (you may not need all the milk); refrigerate until ready to use. 3 Preheat oven to 450˚F (230˚C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner. 4 Melt ½ cup (125 g) butter and allow to cool slightly. Place the shredded phyllo dough in a large bowl and use your hands to separate each strand. Add the butter

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