Edible Mosaic, An
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Edible Mosaic, An : Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair

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Create a culinary mosaic with this Middle Eastern cookbook!

When Faith Gorsky married her Syrian husband, she was introduced to a cultural and culinary world that would forever change how she experienced food and cooking. Gorsky'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-and now this book. The growth and success of her website and her growing interest in dishes from the Middle East led to even more trips to the area, where she deepened her knowledge of the food and acquired more recipes to cook and share with her husband and the online community.

In this Syrian cookbook, Gorsky shares her favorite recipes from throughout the region:

Lamb or Beef Kebab, Several Ways (Mashawi)
Creamy Chickpea and Yogurt Casserole (Fetteh)
Parsley Salad with Bulgur Wheat (Tabbouleh)
Sumac-Spiced Chicken (Musakhan)
Pan Seared White Cheese
And 75 more, paired with 175 color photographs

Her love for the cuisine of her husband's homeland comes across in her enthusiasm for putting together these Syrian recipes, and in the awareness that Middle Eastern cooking is more than just a means of sustenance-it lies at the epicenter of gatherings with family and friends.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 229 x 254 x 20.32mm | 1,021g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 80 recipes; 175 color photographs
  • 0804842760
  • 9780804842761
  • 1,011,773

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"prepare to salivate. It's guaranteed anytime you look at Faith Gorsky's An Edible Mosaic blog or leaf through her new cookbook. After marrying into a Middle Eastern family, she more than embraced the culture; she found a new way to express herself by learning how to cook its vibrant food and making it all her own." -Carolyn Jung, James Beard Award-winning food writer and creator of FoodGal.com blog "Sharing authentic Middle Eastern recipes designated for the modern cook, Faith's passion for both the culture and food is positively contagious. Her compelling prose make each new combination of flavors all the more irresistible, so even the uninspired will find themselves compelled to start cooking as soon as the crack open An Edible Mosaic. Providing plenty of vegan recipes throughout, as well as many options to convert more traditional preperations into allerg-friendly dishes, there's a menu in here for every sort of eater to enjoy." -Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan and Vegan Desserts "An Edible Mosaic nudges the basic cook into the world f Middle Eastern cooking with simple, approachable recipes that jump off the page and into your kitchen. Faith turns creative combinations of real food and spices into beautiful dishes packed with flavor and nutrition." -Kath Younger, KatEats.com blog "An Edible Mosaic includes over 100 authentic Middle Eastern recipes, countless beautiful photographs, tips that will make all the difference in your dishes, prep techniques, and very informative explanations on the exotic ingredients and techniques of Mid-East cuisine. The recipes were mostly taught to Faith by her mother-in-law,Sahar. Faith then took that knowledge and demystified the exotic ingredients, tools and techniques and made them very approachable. Even if you are a complete beginner you will feel Faith's gentle hand guiding you along the way to creating a successful Middle Eastern dish or feast." -HonestCooking.com blog "All in all, An Edible Mosaic gives you the information and inspiration you need to start exploring Middle Eastern cooking at home with confidence." -Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods "This book gives general Middle Eastern recipes...It is a beautiful book with very easy to follow recipes." -Crafty Moms Share blog
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About Faith E. Gorsky

Faith Gorsky fell in love with Middle Eastern cuisine when she spent six months living in Damascus. Her Syrian mother-in-law, who happens to be a master cook, was a willing teacher and patient guide. During the past six years, Faith has visited the Middle East four different times, each time expanding her passion and knowledge for both the cuisine and culture of the region. Combining her love for writing and cooking, Faith started her successful and wildly popular food blog, An Edible Mosaic (www.AnEdibleMosaic.com) and in two years has built a following of fans that love both her food and her writing. She cooks, writes and lives in Upstate New York.
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Rating details

30 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 20% (6)
4 53% (16)
3 23% (7)
2 3% (1)
1 0% (0)
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