Ina'am Atalla introduces us to the exotic flavours and colours of Lebanese cuisine using an abundance of wholesome ingredients, combined with fresh herbs and subtle spices, to make delicious and healthy dishes. This book is the product of her wealth of experience and her desire to dispel the complexities and mysteries surrounding Middle Eastern cookery by using simple techniques and easily available ingredients. With her obvious enthusiasm, the author inspires the reader to attempt a variety of easy-to-follow recipes, from the simplest soup to the more complicated main course, and from traditional recipes such as tabbouleh and kibbeh to the more unusual and creative variations that have been developed by her for the menu at her restaurant. Your level of experience is immaterial: supplemented by beautiful colour photography, Ina'am's anecdotes and tips for the cook create the illusion that this is a personal cookery lesson between author and reader, while the book as a whole remains simply a pleasure to read.
'I love Lebanese food. This book is a valuable addition to my knowledge of this delicious, complex and fascinating cuisine.' Ruth Rogers, The River Cafe 'Inspirational yet simple recipes, straight from the heart.' Anton Mosimann 'Eastern wisdom: Ina'am Atalla, the chef at the outstanding Lebanese restaurant Al Bustan in London, has chosen easy-to-make authentic dishes ... wonderful recipes' The Sunday Telegraph Magazine 'Easy-peasy Lebanese ... tasty coriander pesto is a versatile summer standby ... a beautifully simple recipe' In Style magazine 'A beautiful and uncomplicated masterpiece of food publishing. It made me feel brave enough to try out all the recipes; wow, it was worth it.' Chantal Rutherford Browne, Channel Executive, UK Style '... a complete set of recipes for a wide range of traditional Lebanese dishes, presented in order to meet the demand of the English-speaking reader' Al-Hayat 'Well worth buying' Irish Food and Wine Magazine .