Amina's Home Cooking

Amina's Home Cooking

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Amina Elshafei is blessed with a rich family history - her mother is Korean, andher father is Egyptian. Join her on a unique culinary adventure, exploring the bestcuisine from both cultures. Here you'll find recipes for traditional Middle Easterndishes such as Lamb, Prune and Fig Tagine and Korean staples such as Kimchi,as well as exciting new recipes, such as Sumac-crusted Trout with HeirloomTomato Salsa and Harissa Chicken. The Pomegranate and Walnut Salad will be anall-time classic, while you could envisage a shared meal of Beetroot and YogurtSalad, steamed Kimchi Dumplings, Garlic and Chili Prawns, Egyptian Lemon andGarlic Chicken, and Beef Spare Ribs with Sweet Soy Sauce. This mouth-wateringmulticultural cuisine is a revelation - this is food both to share and to savour.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 199 x 280 x 20mm | 765g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Lantern
  • Camberwell, Australia
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 130 full colour photographs
  • 0143797735
  • 9780143797739
  • 104,480

About Amina Elshafei

Amina is very proud of her Korean and Egyptian heritage. She and her sister, Eman,were born in Saudi Arabia but the family moved to Australia when Amina was four,and she has lived in Sydney ever since. Growing up in a household of two differentcultures, she has always enjoyed cooking and eating both Korean and MiddleEastern dishes which she likes to share with her family and friends.In 2012, Amina was a contestant on MasterChef Australia, finishing in the toptwelve, and endearing herself to all who saw her with her warmth and generosity -she has been described as 'everyone's best friend'. This was a wonderful opportunityfor her to pursue her cooking career and also to bring Korean and Egyptian cookingto national attention.Amina has written a monthly column for major Australian magazine, been aguest demonstrator at food events and shows internationally. She also runs cookingclasses, does corporate and private catering, helps to organise pop-up restaurantsand has just launched a halal food app called Amina's Kitchen.Besides cooking, she continues to work as a paediatric nurse, which remains amuch-loved career.Amina has her own website, 'Amina's Alchemy', at
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