The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook wins a James Beard Award in the “Vegetable Cooking” category.
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER
JUNE ISSUE 71
‘Rather than serving up a formal three-course meal, why not try Salma Hage’s make-ahead authentic Middle Eastern mezze feast that everyone can dip into?’
FIVE MINUTES WITH SALMA HAGE
“It wasn’t a matter of being the right time, more something that came naturally to me.”
‘Following the worldwide success of her debut cookbook, accidental author Salma Hage returns with a vegetarian take on the exciting flavours of the Middle East.’
PERFECTLY IN TUNE WITH CURRENT TRENDS OF CONSCIOUSLY REDUCING MEAT CONSUMPTION…
‘A vibrant and approachable collection of more than 140 Middle Eastern vegetarian recipes.’
MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD WILL REMAIN AN INFLUENCE.
‘The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook by grand-dame Salma Hage, author of the bestseller The Lebanese Kitchen, is out in April.’
HOW THE MIDDLE EAST IS CHANGING OUR DIET.
‘In the introduction to her latest release, The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook, Salma Hage recalls the communal nature of preparing food in the Lebanese village in which she grew up—stringing together beans to dry, pickling turnips, and making batches of her grandmother’s beloved tomato paste. Hage is not vegetarian, but when her son Joe axed meat from his diet, she began adapting favorite recipes to suit his needs. Often she didn’t need to—so many classic Middle Eastern dishes are meat-free that the cuisine is a vegetarian’s dream.’
LEBANESE GRANNY SALMA HAGE PUTS MIDDLE EASTERN VEGETARIAN FARE ON THE MAP.
“They push me to try new things every week and that keeps me interested,” she says. “They’ve become passionate vegetarians, so I’ve started to revisit the recipes I used to cook as a child.”