The Flavours of Arabia

The Flavours of Arabia

Cookery and Food in the Middle East

Morocco · Tunisia · Libya · Egypt · Dubai · Jordan · Syria · Lebanon (with 88 recipes)
  1. Florian Harms
  2. Lutz Jäkel
  • ISBN 9780500513583
  • 32.00 x 23.80 cm
  • Hardback
  • 272pp
  • 325 Illustrations, 325 in colour
  • First published 2007
‘So much more than just a cookery book’ – Food and Travel

This richly illustrated volume not only features nearly ninety recipes from many top chefs across the Islamic world, but also customs, traditions, historical background and culinary tales from eight countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Dubai, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

This diversity displays the richness of Middle Eastern cookery. Insights into everyday eating habits, the uses of spices and herbs, coffee houses, restaurants and bazaars, and the famous hospitality of Arabia make this book a pleasure, both for those who already love the Middle East and for those who are keen to know more.

From the Arabic-European fusion cuisine of Dubai to bread baked in the sand of the Libyan desert, from Lebanon’s top TV  chef to the favourite dishes of Moroccan housewives and from exclusive haute-cuisine recipes to hearty country fare, here is the entire, enticing range of Middle Eastern culinary culture.

Florian Harms is a journalist who has spent several years travelling and working in the Islamic world. Lutz Jäkel is a photojournalist and historian who has known and loved the Islamic world since his childhood and is a regular visitor there on his travels as a photographer for newspapers and magazines.