Filled with tantalising flavours from all around the Arab world, this stunning collection of recipes is delightfully organised by main ingredients and adorned with gorgeous photography and fascinating stories.
A one-of-a-kind collection of original contemporary recipes from across the Arab world from acclaimed author Reem Kassis.
The Arabesque Table takes inspiration from the traditional food of the Arab world, weaving Reem Kassis's cultural knowledge with her contemporary interpretations of an ancient, remarkably diverse cuisine. She opens up the world of Arabic cooking today, presenting a mosaic of 130 delicious, accessible home recipes - from simple salads to flavorful mains and fragrant desserts.
Organized by primary ingredient, her narratives formed by her experiences and influences bring the dishes to life, as does the book's vivid photography.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 30 mm
"Reem Kassis's cookbooks tell of her Palestinian family, while giving a modern twist to such dishes as fatteh, lentil soup and pistaschio cake." - Observer Food Monthly
"130 historically-traced, contemporary recipes from the Arab culture, beautifully bolstered with personal anecdotes and a fusing of the past and present." - Forbes
"Reem Kassis's latest book weaves together history, memoir and recipes to bring the diverse food cultures of the contemporary Arab world to life." - National Geographic Traveller FOOD
"The Arabesque Table uses the traditional, diverse cuisine of the Arab world as a starting point, and offers a modern interpretation of the recipes for every table." - Fine Dining Lovers
"This book is as historically informative as it is useful for recipe inspiration... If hospitality is about creating memories and stories, there are enough tales in here to keep readers entertained and educated." - The Caterer
"Following the success of The Palestinian Table, writer Reem Kassis has gone back in time to explore the untold tapestries of Arab food in her second cookbook" - BA High Life
"This new release from Reem Kassis has been on my must-read list for a while, which should come as no surprise given how obsessed I am with "The Palestinian Table." - Oset Babur, Food & Wine
"... takes a much broader look at contemporary cooking from across the Arab world." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"[a] unique offering, combining detailed research of Arab foodways with approachable dishes that reflect both her formative years in Palestine and her expat family kitchen" - Booklist
"Recommended for home cooks who will marvel at the historical and cultural connections Kassis points out as they prepare her unintimidating, forward-thinking recipes." - Library Journal
"Explore the beauty and bounty of Arabic cooking... Kassis flex[s] her deep knowledge of the ancient cuisine while also offering her takes on classics." - Time Out
"A dazzling set of recipes from Reem Kassis" - Nigel Slater
"Like the intricate patterns of arabesque tapestry, the recipes blend colorful threads from ancient history as well as from her own life story into something exciting and new." - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"This cookbook finally restores 'fusion' cuisine to a place of dignity." - Los Angeles Times
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