'An inspired collection of classics and innovative recipes.' Yotam Ottolenghi
North African and Middle Eastern food is growing in popularity - with specialist ingredients becoming readily available from supermarkets
Contemporary, exciting dishes from an internationally successful blogger who has a growing and loyal following
Her blog www.dirtykitchensecrets.com receives over 100,000 unique visitors a year - she has also set-up the Food Blogger Connect event
Bethany Kehdy is renowned for the contemporary Middle Eastern and North African recipes that she publishes on her blog (dirtykitchensecrets.com). Born and brought up in Lebanon, she spent countless hours learning to cook with her perfectionist teta (grandmother), her vivacious dad and her spirited aunts. Her recipes are a harmonious balance of classic and contemporary, as she draws upon her childhood roots whilst adding her own personal twist. The cuisines from the Middle East and North Africa share many diverse influences and gorgeous key ingredients and spices, such as pomegranates, figs, pine nuts, saffron and sumac. Passionate about food and her heritage, this former Miss Lebanon showcases the sheer brilliance of the dishes that these regions have to offer. Try a fragrant Fish Tagine with Preserved Lemons from the Moroccan chapter, for example; fiery Lamb Shanks with Butterbeans & Tomatoes from the Lebanese; or delicately spiced Chicken, Walnuts & Pomegranate Stew from the Persian. All the cuisines of the regions are covered, including Egyptian, Palestinian, Syrian, Turkish, Iraqi and Jordanian, and all the recipes are easy to make. You'll find yourself drawn into a whole new world and a whole new way of cooking.