As well as the expected houmous, falafel and baba ganoush are Palestinian specialities and Middle Eastern-American fusion dishes. The two recipes I tested were smocked wheat berries with lamb (freekeh bel lahmeh) and cauliflower salad (salatet zahra). One thing was instantly apparent: the author's love of spices. My kitchen was filled with wonderful aromas.'
'Rawia Bishara's Olives, Lemons and Za'atar is bursting with vibrant colours and flavours of the Middle East.
This beautiful book is a 'collection from the heart' writes Rawia Bishara[...]Her cooking is a joyful celebration of her upbringing in Nazareth, where her mother made olive oil, vinegar and 'jewel-coloured jam'[...]Recipes are wholesome yet bursting with flavours.