25 September 2008

The Language of Baklava

The Language of Baklava: A MemoirI browsed this one at the library just before we moved, which is probably why I couldn't remember the title a few days ago. But now I remember and it's a great book. It's an interesting culinary memoir that has good recipes too.

Diana Abu-Jabr is the daughter of an American mother and a Jordanian father. The book focuses a lot more on her father and his cooking than her mother and anything about her mother, although not every recipe is Arab. The writing is good and the recipes are excellent. In fact, I'd recommend this as a good, basic resource for a variety of Middle Eastern recipes. They're not overly complicated and nearly all the basics are here.


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