Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother's Kitchen (Hardcover)
Local independent publisher Interlink Books is recognized worldwide for the publication of gorgeous international cuisine cookbooks. Again they have a winner with Joudie Kalla’s new cookbook. In My World of Ingredients, Joudie gives us a view of her pantry which is filled with spices and herbs, grains and legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds, and other flavorings. Not only is this a fabulous cookbook, but it is also helping support a Palestinian non-profit organization. Interlink Publishing is donating 50% of the profits from the sales of Palestine on a Plate, to the Nablus-based children’s educational and cultural center Palestinian House of Friendship for the purchase of a permanent home in the city of Nablus.— From Joan's Picks
Palestinian food is not just found on the streets with the ka'ak (sesame) bread sellers and stalls selling za'atar chicken and mana'eesh (za'atar and sesame bread), but in the home too; in the kitchens all across the country, where families cook and eat together every day, in a way that generations before them have always done.Palestine on a Plate is a tribute to family, cooking, and homeold recipes created with love that brings people together in appreciation of the beauty of this rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of Palestine through the food in this book.
This is a celebration of real Palestinian food, cooked with the ingredients that Joudie's mother and grandmother use, and their grandmothers used before them. Experience the wonderful flavors of Palestine through zingy fattet hummus (tangy yoghurt, chickpeas and hummus, served over toasted pita bread and drizzled in buttered pine nuts), satisfyingly spiced makloubeh (an upside down spiced rice dish with lamb neck and fried eggplant), eggplant and zucchini stuffed full with spiced and herbed lamb, and sublimely decadent awameh (honey dumplings) all accompanied by fresh mint tea and white coffee (not actually coffee at all, but a refreshing mix of water, orange blossom water and sugar).
Colorful, stunning photography evoking the vibrancy and romance of the country will bring Palestine into your home and make you fall in love with this wonderful way to cook and enjoy food.