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Food for Thought: Ottolenghi on Kindle

The other day I discovered that Yotam Ottolenghi’s eponymous first book is just $2.99 in the Kindle edition. What a great deal! This book did not get the attention of his two subsequent books, Jerusalem and Plenty, but it’s loaded … Continue reading

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Recipe: Salat Maloof (Egyptian Cole Slaw)

There were a lot of Egyptians in Dallas when I was growing up, and the technique for the garlic makes me think this might have been the inspiration for Vincent’s Garlic Slaw. Egyptian cole slaw has a mild, refreshing taste that … Continue reading

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Foods of the World: Middle Eastern Cooking

Some 40 years before Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem, Time-Life Books introduced American home cooks to the wonders of Middle Eastern cuisine with its Middle Eastern Cooking – Foods Of The World. Some of the books in the series dumbed down the flavors … Continue reading

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God’s breakfast

One day I was visiting with the proprietor of my local Armenian market and discussing the various spices needed to cook the recipes in the Jerusalem: A Cookbook. He kept tucking into what he described as his “breakfast” which was … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pita for Jerusalem

Ottolenghi’s wonderful Jerusalem: A Cookbook contains lots of recipes for things to go with pita bread, but oddly enough there is no pita bread recipe. If you don’t have ready access to pita bread, or you just want to make … Continue reading

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