A cookbook from the winner of the Age Good Food Guide 2000 award for best Lebanese restaurant. This book features the real food of Lebanon. The wide variety of dishes include kibbee, stuffed vine leaves, tabbouleh and felafel. The 128 pages of recipes and writing, detail life in the kitchen of its creator, Abla Amad.
About the Author
Abla Amad was born in Lebanon but has lived in Australia since the age of nineteen. She has run her own restaurant, Abla's, in Melbourne for over twenty years.
The author was the winner of the Age Good Food Guide 2000 award for best Lebanese restaurant.
An easy and very authentic cookbook by Abla's restaurant owners in Melbourne. I even gave it as a gift to my Lebanese mother-in-law who loved it. Recipes are easy enough that you can easily create a delicious party menu or home cooked meal for your family.
I'm lucky enough to have eaten at Abla's restaurant, here in Melbourne, so getting this book was a natural progression from that wonderful experience, & Abla herself is quite a character, & everytime I cook one of her recipes, I feel like she's in my kitchen.
This book really is worth buying, even If you only ever make the chicken & rice dish on pg42. I don't usually like chicken, but this is one of Abla's signature dishes, & well worth the time & effort. My other favourites include the meat & tomato pies on pg59, & of course her famous Kibbe (pg 49-52), of whihc there are 5 variations...all of them yummy!
If you want to host a Lebanese dinner party, but not sure what to cook, then the "Suggested Menus" section at the back of the book is a great idea.
Of all my cookbooks, (& I have quite a collection), this is undoubtedly my favourite!
This has got to be one of the best cook books i have ever used. Its pretty hard to find a good lebanese cook book as it is.
This cook book has easy to read recipes. They are understandable even for the novice.
All the required ingredients are quite easy to find, mostly at your local grocery store.