By Habeeb Salloum
The vegetarian food of the center East and North Africa is a treasure chest of stinky herbs and spices, fragrant stews and soups, chewy falafels and breads, couscous, filled grape leaves, vegetables and greens, hummus, pizzas, pies, omelets, pastries and chocolates, delicate yogurt beverages, and powerful coffees.
Originally the nutrition of peasants too terrible for meat, vegetarian cooking within the heart East constructed over millions of years right into a culinary artwork shape stimulated either by means of exchange and invasion. it's as wealthy and sundry in its background because it is in taste culinary historians estimate the Arab kitchen has over 40,000 dishes! Now famous foodstuff author Habeeb Salloum has culled 330 savory jewels from this unending storehouse to create vintage Vegetarian Cooking from the center East a wealthy, healthy, and reasonable creation to flavors and aromas that experience stood the attempt of time.
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