Persiana: the new must have cookbook.
Sabrina Ghayour's debut cookbook Persiana is an instant classic....
The Golden Girl
Observer Food Monthly
A celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream.
Middle Eastern food, redolent with spices, is one of the world's most popular cuisines, yet home cooks are often intimidated by the sheer number of ingredients many dishes call for. Enter Sabrina Ghayour; the talented chef, food writer and instructor offers over 100 delicious and relatively easy to prepare Middle Eastern dishes in this outstanding collection sure to appeal to vegetarians and carnivores in equal measure. It's hard not to like a cookbook that includes instructions such as "heat a good glug of olive oil," and this homey attitude pervades Ghayour's approach to cooking . Over and over, she shows how just a handful of ingredients can result in stellar dishes such as Saffron & Rosemary Chicken Filets, Seared Beef with Pomegranate & Balsamic Dressing, and Chargrilled Eggplant with Saffron Yogurt, Parsley & Pickled Chilis, to name but three. Ingredients are easy to source for the most part once readers have plenty of sumac, pomegranate and saffron they're good to go and none require much in the way of prep or planning. Proteins run the gamut, from Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs and Turkish Kebabs to Citrus Spiced Salmon and Lahmacun--a Turkish riff on pizza that calls for spicy ground lamb. Vegetable-based sides and mains like French Lentil & Quinoa Salad with Lemon & Sumac and the simple Harissa-Marinated Asparagus will round out any plate. Though the decidedly 70's font and presentation wears a little thin, this is an outstanding collection that will surely win readers over and inspire many a meal. Color photos.
I received a hard copy of Persiana for my birthday and I love it. On a whim I decided to buy this version produced by Glidebooks and I am so glad I did. It is absolutely stunning! It is very easy to use and there are a lot of thoughtful touches, such as being able to bring up the cooking instructions step by step as you are cooking. I wish more cookery books made use of this technology rather than just a straight digital format. The included videos for some of the dishes featuring Sabrina make it even better. I would love to see more of my favourite cookery books in this format. Persiana was already on its way to becoming one of my favourite cookery books, this amazing version has made that a certainty.
Stunning iBook for the money, beautifully made.
Easy to use and navigate, great recipes and pre set timers are fab! Love it!