Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond (Hardback)
  • Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond (Hardback)

Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 06/05/2014
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A joyous feast of modern Middle Eastern cookery: this highly accessible, store-cupboard friendly collection will brighten any repertoire and is a joy for the armchair traveller as well as the home cook.

Best Cookbook of the Year - Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014

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.

Persiana is a must-have cookbook, an instant classic.

Now Sabrina's highly anticipated follow-up books, Sirocco and Feasts, are out now!

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781845339104
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1020 g
Dimensions: 250 x 196 x 28 mm


A lovingly-written homage to the enchanting dishes of the Middle East. Sabrina Ghayour takes the reader on her magic carpet to the ancient and beautiful lands of rose-scented sherbets...and to a table of abundant feasts, and of honeyed and spiced delights. What a fantastic treasure trove of good food! Within these pages, the cook will find recipes for tagines, soups, stews, salads and plenty of sweet treats. Through the pages of Persiana, Sabrina delivers the Eastern promise in its delicious, gastronomic form. If you want to eat like an Arabian Knight, then start here...but be sure to stock up on cinnamon, cumin and coriander...

Sabrina Ghayour is a phenomenal Persian chef.

Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavours distilled out of love and generosity. In this book Sabrina demystifies the use of spices. The Eastern promise is definitely delivered in her book and it will have a place on the shelves of my kitchen.

This is Ottolenghi with rocket fuel - The Times

Loving Persiana.

The Golden Girl - Observer Food Monthly

Completely dispels any notion that this style of cooking is long-winded and intimidating...brilliant for the novice, the time-poor and even the seasoned cook. - Guardian

Will have you salivating with Pavlovian gusto on page after page. - Independent

Worthy of becoming a kitchen shelf staple. - Food & Travel

This book will delight fans of Ottolenghi-style food. - Waitrose Kitchen

Tehran-born Ghayour can help you load your table with incredible feasts. - Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Ghayour brings authentic recipes up to date using a handful of simple, easily acquired ingredients. - Weight Watchers

"This wonderful Persian-born chef is a master of the Middle East and her book is sumptuous, thrilling, learned and downright brilliant. - Mail on Sunday

Unlike other Middle Eastern cookbooks, this one is easy to decipher, packed with lots of flavour and recipes are surprisingly easy to pull off. - Huffington Post

Ghayour helps the reader realise that the back of the store cupboard could be a magical haven for flavour... her love for each dish, whether it is steeped in Persian heritage or created in her own kitchen, shines through. You'll never look at a kebab in the same way again. - Glam UK

A gorgeously produced ode to richly spiced, exotic food from the Middle East and beyond. - A Little Bird

The latest doyenne of Persian food... there's a dashing Ghayour stamp on classic combos - think Persian saffron chicken or ras-el hanout chicken wraps. - Metro

Persiana stands alone as a brilliant work of creativity... a captivating work. - John and Sally McKenna’s Guides

Sabrina... is on a mission to make the flavours of the Middle East accessible. - BBC Good Food

The loveliest cookbook I've seen in a very long time. - Daily Mail (Ireland)

The most exciting debut cookbook of the year. - Sunday Telegraph Stella

The most appetising book. I want to eat every page of it.

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“Middle Eastern recipes made easy”

I enjoy Middle eastern cookery and this is one of my favourite books, I have cooked a range of the recipes and generally found them delicious. The author does not over complicate and the chermoula for example is a... More

Hardback edition
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A beautiful book from a hugely exciting new author, this is a joyous celebration of the food of the Middle East which is sure to establish itself as a classic on the subject. Ghayour's infectious passion shines... More

Hardback edition
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“Superb Book”

Ignore the other comments. Many of the recipes are superb, I have made most of them.

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