Vegetarian Dishes From the Middle East

Vegetarian Dishes From the Middle East

eBook - 2008
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Every one of the 12 cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of Middle Eastern and North African cooking.

In Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East he collected together a treasury of recipes. The cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the in the lands that make up the rich and varied tapestry of the Middle East. The people depend on the grains and pulses, nuts, vegetables and fruits of the region for their daily food. Here are warm and spicy stuffed vegetables, cool and fragrant soups, delicate preserves, pilafs, breads, pickles, relishes and pastries.

Arto der Haroutunian was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1940 and grew up in the Levant, but came to England with his parents as a child and remained here for most of his life. He studied architecture at Manchester University and established a career designing restaurants, clubs and hotels. In 1970, in partnership with his brother, he opened the first Armenian restaurant in Manchester which eventually became a successful chain of six restaurants and two hotels.

Given his passion for cooking it was a natural progression that he should then begin to write cookery books as they combined his love of food with his great interest in the history and culture of the region. It was his belief that the rich culinary tradition of the Middle East is the main source of many of our Western cuisines and his books were intended as an introduction to that tradition. All the many cookbooks written by Der Haroutunian have now been out of print for many years and second hand copies fetch hundreds of pounds.
Publisher: London : Grub Street, 2008
ISBN: 9781909166646
Branch Call Number: TX837 .D47 2008x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file


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Oct 31, 2012

Amazing, fresh, easy recipes. Yum.

Mar 03, 2012

I was hoping a lot of the recipes would be vegan, but found this wasn't the case. Without pictures, I wasn't that tempted based on the recipe titles.

Mar 30, 2011

Drawn in by the eggplants (my favorite vegetable!) on the cover, I thought I'd try this out, but it just wasn't for me. I have a hard time with cookbooks that don't have photos of the meals, and, while they may be authentic, the recipes were too labor-intensive for my schedule. I ended up not trying any of them, so I can't comment on how they taste.


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