Olives, Lemons & Za'atar
The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking
Published February 13th 2014
Size 8.5 x 10.1 inches
Rawia Bishara's beautiful cookery book Olives, Lemons and Za'atar is inspired by a childhood spent in Nazareth and the hills of Galilee, an adult life spent in multi-cultural New York and family summer holidays in the Mediterranean. The result is a sensational cross-cultural mix of recipes, full of bold strong flavours making this book perfect for anyone looking to create unusual and delicious Middle Eastern dishes.
Olives, Lemons and Za'atar includes everything you need to indulge in a Mediterranean feast from pickles and yogurt to bread and mezze to salads and stews. Enjoy dishes like Za'atar bread, Hummus and Okra Stew with Lamb and Pomegranate Molasses and with whole chapters devoted to delicious Mezze dishes, main courses, sides and desserts you will be able to recreate the opulent tastes of the Middle East in your own home.
Rawia's personal narrative of childhood memories and authentic food makes Olives, Lemons and Za'atar a wonderful journey through both the cuisine and culture of the Middle East. A place where her commitment to ingredients, respect for her heritage and a passion for cooking come together to create her version of colourful, stunning Middle Eastern food.
Rawia Bishara opened Tanoreen in 1998 as a tribute to her mother's rich culinary heritage and over the years it has won countless accolades. She teaches at the renowned DeGustibus Culinary School and her recipes have appeared in Plate Magazine, New York Magazine and The New York Times.
Rawia now runs the restaurant, a unique family-owned and operated enterprise, with her daughter Jumana.