'BALADI' - recipe book by Joudie Kalla
'Baladi' recipe book by Joudie Kalla
A book packed with amazing recipes, stunningly illustrated.
"Joudie Kalla, author of bestselling Palestine on a plate, introduces readers to more of the Middle East's best kept secret - Palestinian cuisine.
"'Baladi' means 'my home, my land, my country', and Joudie once again pays homage to her homeland of Palestine by showcasing its wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes.
"Palestine is a country of different seasons and landscapes, and it is these diverse conditions that create the many and varied ingredients featured in the book. Joudie takes an entirely flexible approach to cooking, using influences from her home to create new dishes, and bringing her own twist to more traditional recipes.
"Baladi features recipes according to the area that they hail from, such as the land, the seam the fields, the orchards...experience the wonderful flavours of Palestine through Daoud Basha (lamb meatballs cooked in a tamarind and tomato sauce), Khubez bil za'atar (za'atar brioche twists), samak malki bil camun (fried fish selection with courgette, mint and yogurt dip), qatayef (soft pancakes filled with cream in an orange blossom sugar syrup), and many more sublime flavour combinations.
"With stunning colour photographs to accompany each recipe, the book is also interspersed with shots of the landscapes, streets and people of Palestine, reflecting the rich culinary culture running through the whole country."
'An important cuisine and culinary tradition that needs to be understood, celebrated and enjoyed.' - Anthony Bourdain
'This book goes to the heart of the relationship between food and identity, and conveys a sense of belonging through beautiful, compelling and, yes, joyous recipes. I just want to eat everything in it.' - Nigella Lawson