There has been a huge surge of interest in Middle Eastern food in recent years but very few cookery books that focus on the food of Palestine. While many countries in the Middle East have dishes in common, each country has its own interpretation and style. Palestine on a Plate showcases the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country and introduces the reader to traditional Palestinian methods, cooking style and flavours. Furthermore it presents recipes from the Palestinian home, rather than those traditionally found in restaurants and in most books. Whereas many contemporary Middle Eastern cookery books offer a modern interpretation of ancient recipes, which dilute their authenticity, the recipes in this cookbook are genuine. This practical cookery book will feature colourful, gorgeous photography evoking the vibrancy and romance of the country.
New voice Joudie Kalla is passionate about Palestine - and a stickler for authenticity -- Diana Henry * The Daily Telegraph * I first met Joudie 10 years ago as a frightened young female chef and I watched her grow and develop into the fine outstanding chef she is today. She was definitely a rising star and shining light in my kitchen. She is the foremost expert on Palestinian food and is by far the biggest contributor to making Palestinian cooking the popular cuisine that it is today. -- Ian Pengelley, head chef of Chai Wu, Mango Tree, Gilgamesh, and founder of Eight over Eight and E&O Joudie probably makes the best Palestinian food I ever tasted; I'm a huge fan of hers. Joudie will make you discover the best Palestinian food. -- Tony Kitous, owner of 15 Comptoir Libanais restaurants Great chefs create memories for us by drawing on their reminiscences: The texture, the flavors, the fragrances, the color of these beautiful creations do just that and so much more. -- Nick Crean, owner of chocolatiers Prestat Joudie Kalla is an exceptionally talented chef with a deep understanding of tradition and ingredients that enables her to create exciting and adventurous dishes. -- Loyd Grossman The food of Palestine is mouth-watering and colorful. This treasure-trove of a book shows it at its best. -- Sami Tamimi coauthor of Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem