The eastern Mediterranean countries of the Levant – Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria – share a love of toothsome breads and grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish plucked from the sea, and ripe olives from hillside groves. Meat is used sparingly; aromatic olive oil supplants butter. But reducing these cholesterol-laden foods does not leave the Levantine plate lacking for taste – their absence allows the subtle flavors of herbs and spices to shine. This is the secret of the deliciously healthful diet that Middle Eastern cooks have long understood, and that the West is just beginning to appreciate.
In Secrets Of Healthy Middle Eastern Cuisine, Sanaa Abourezk offers savory Levantine recipes as interpreted by an accomplished chef and nutritionist. The kitchen cook will appreciate her extensive information on basic nutrition, the nutritional labeling system, healthy cooking tips, and detailed information on the selection and use of spices. From Bulgur Wheat Salad, Eggplant Stew, and Stuffed Zucchini in Yogurt Soup, to Roasted Potatoes, Sweet Peas with Chicken, and Pancakes stuffed with Ricotta, Secrets Of Healthy Middle Eastern Cuisine showcases 150 delicious recipes that range from appetizers to salads to main dishes to desserts. Exotic, nutritious, and highly recommended.
- Publisher:Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
- Publication date:10/28/2000
- Product dimensions:7.06(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.66(d)