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Saffron in the Souks

Vibrant recipes from the heart of Lebanon

By John Gregory-Smith

  • Hardback
  • £25.00

Delicious Lebanese recipes from the mountains to the sea from best-selling author John Gregory-Smith

Saffron in the Souks is an exploration of the rich culinary offerings of Lebanon, from traditional home cooking to sizzling street food. The great civilisations of the ancient world used Lebanon as their commercial capital, and the food and culture of the country today reaches back to the Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians and Romans. From traditional Arab fare to the exquisite Armenian food cooked in Beirut, and even the distinct dishes cooked by the secretive Druze community in the south, John has explored the length and breadth of this fascinating country to bring back the very best of Lebanese cuisine.

Sample the best of Beirut's street food, including Lamb Kibbeh and Charred Flatbreads with Goat's Cheese and Za'atar alongside Fattet al-betenjane, a hearty aubergine stew, alongside, before finishing with Mafroukeh, a whipped ricotta dessert delicately flavoured with pistachio and a drizzle of honey.

With stunning location photography to bring the country to life, Saffron in the Souks is sure to delight and inspire its readers.

Biographical Notes

John Gregory-Smith is an author, presenter and food and travel writer who specialises in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. He has published four books, including best-selling Orange Blossom and Honey, Turkish Delights, Mighty Spice Express and The Mighty Spice Cookbook. John appears regularly on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and has recently written for Conde Nast Traveller, Delicious Magazine, British Airways HighLife, Grazia, Olive Magazine, Out There, Evening Standard and Sainsbury's Magazine.

Instagram: @johngs Twitter: @mightyspice

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780857835772
  • Publication date: 16 May 2019
  • Page count: 192
  • Imprint: Kyle Books
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