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  • Published: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781785038723
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $49.99
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Falastin: A Cookbook




A ground-breaking Middle Eastern cookbook from the co-author of Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem, and co-founder of the innovative Ottolenghi delis.

‘This lavish compendium of Palestinian recipes… photographed so vividly you can almost smell the freshly chopped parsley.’ The Times

‘a vibrant collection of recipes that reflect Palestinian traditions and yet is utterly contemporary… I really want to cook everything in this.’ Nigella Lawson

FALASTIN is a love letter to Palestine. An evocative collection of over 110 unforgettable recipes and stories from the co-authors of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, and Ottolenghi SIMPLE.

Travelling through Bethlehem, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Haifa, Akka, Nazareth, Galilee and the West Bank, Sami and Tara invite you to experience and enjoy unparalleled access to Sami's homeland. As each region has its own distinct identity and tale to tell, there are endless new flavour combinations to discover.

The food is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary, with recipes that have been handed down through the generations and reworked for a modern home kitchen, alongside dishes that have been inspired by Sami and Tara's collaborations with producers and farmers throughout Palestine.

With stunning food and travel photography plus stories from unheard Palestinian voices, this innovative cookbook will transport you to this rich land.

So get ready to laden your table with the most delicious of foods – from abundant salads, soups and wholesome grains to fluffy breads, easy one-pot dishes and perfumed sweet treats – here are simple feasts to be shared and everyday meals to be enjoyed. These are stunning Palestinian-inspired dishes that you will want to cook, eat, fall in love with and make your own.

  • Pub date: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781785038723
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $49.99
Categories:

About the Authors

Sami Tamimi

Sami Tamimi was born and raised in Jerusalem and was immersed in food from childhood. He started his career as commis-chef in a Jerusalem hotel and worked his way up, through many restaurants and ethnic traditions, to become head chef of Lilith, one of the top restaurants in Tel Aviv in the 1990’s.
Sami moved to London in 1997 and worked at Baker and Spice as head chef, where he set up a traiteur section with a rich Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean spread. In 2002 he partnered with Noam Bar and Yotam Ottolenghi to set up Ottolenghi in Notting Hill. The company now has four stores and two restaurants, NOPI and ROVI, all in central London.
In his position as the executive head chef, Sami is involved in developing and nurturing young kitchen talents and creating new dishes and innovative menus.
Alongside Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi is co-author of two bestselling cookbooks: Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem: A Cookbook.

Tara Wigley

Tara Wigley spent a decade working in publishing – at the Abner Stein Literary Agency in London and then Simon & Schuster – before going to cookery school in Ireland when her twins were 18 months old. She met Yotam Ottolenghi in 2011 and has been writing in collaboration with him ever since. She began by developing, testing and writing recipes for Yotam’s weekly column in the Guardian magazine and his longer monthly column, in 2017, for the New York Times. Plenty More. NOPI: The Cookbook, SWEET and Ottolenghi SIMPLE were all written with Tara.


Praise for Falastin: A Cookbook

“This lavish compendium of Palestinian recipes ... photographed so vividly you can almost smell the freshly chopped parsley.”

The Times

“Falastin is a beautifully relaxed, detailed and affectionate celebration of the Palestinian cuisines Tamimi grew up eating”

Stylist

“Essential reading ... a labour of love that fully deserves the fervour”

The Telegraph

“Fantastic celebration of contemporary Middle Eastern food”

Sunday Express

“Falastin is a transporting and illuminating read in lockdown”

Signe Johansen

“a vibrant collection of recipes that reflect Palestinian traditions and yet is utterly contemporary... I really want to cook everything in this.”

Nigella Cookbook Corner

“Sumptuous”

The Times

“Like the best cookbooks, this one opens a window to expand both palates and minds.”

Publishers Weekly USA

“Expect enthusiastic demand from home cooks and foodie readers.”

Bookist

“unforgettable recipes”

Woman & Home Fell Good Food

“vibrant medley of crowd-pleasers”

Food and Travel magazine


Discover More

Video
Sami and Tara show us how to create three dishes from their fabulous new book on Palestinian cuisine, Falastin.
Recipe
One of Palestine’s national dishes, where chicken is cooked and served with layers of olive-oil-drenched flatbread.
Recipe
A fish dish that can be on the table less than fifteen minutes after you’ve started making it.
Recipe
A cheesecake recipe that is sweet, of course, but at the same time punchy and totally distinct.

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