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I saw recommendations for Sababa from Instagramers that I follow and it looked interesting so I ordered it. The book arrived two days ago and I flicked through and was immediately captivated. The recipes looked so appetising and the photos are beautiful. I decided to try out three recipes last night for supper, the cabbage slaw, sumac grilled chicken and the jeweled rice. The recipes were easy to follow and worked out beautifully. The jeweled rice especially was perfect, so good and so easy to make. I’m just a home cook for my family of 5 including 3 fussy teenage girls and these dishes were so delicious, my kids loved it so that’s a winner for me and there are so many more great recipes I want to try. This is not the first cook book I’ve been rushed to buy, encouraged by influencers I follow but it’s the only one I’ve written a review for.
Sababa is authored by a dear friend of mine - so I want to declare my bias right here. But this book is genuinely, awesome. First of all, I can just stare at the pictures of the food (thankfully, there is at least one photo for each and every recipe) and my mouth waters and I just feel the pleasure of the food and colour and texture and blessed to live in a world with such easy access to such diversity and beauty. Then there are the stories and pictures of people and places and experiences that reflect Adeena's persona - open, bright, connected, warm, charming and authentic. That's Adeena and this book is a food, words and picture representation of all that is good in this crazy world. Congratulations Adeena and if you are thinking of buying this book - for yourself and/or as a gift, I can guarantee you won't be disappointed and if I could, I'd offer you your money back plus 10 quid. Enjoy a feast for the eyes and, if you cook the recipes, a feast for all who enjoy our world's bounties.
This is a beautifully written book and the photos are ravishing - of the dishes and of the Jerusalem market where the author buys so much of her produce. The recipes are uncomplicated (take note Ottolenghi) and original. Some need a little tweaking to work but it is written by someone with a real love of decent ingredients.. So, both a book for bedtime reading and for the kitchen shelf. An immensely cheering and reviving take on Middle Eastern and Jewish food. I smile every time I open it. Recommended.
Couldn't wait to have this cookbook delivered. The colors, flavors, spices and dishes are amazing, was literally sitting in my kitchen drooling over all this wonderful food. Being European I am quite familiar with so many of Adeena's choices in cooking with herbs and spices. Mediterranean food being one of my most favorite, going to markets and buying fresh food daily is something that I greatly miss but make due with what I can get. Many of her dishes I have been cooking at home for years. This cookbook is an absolute must for any kitchen and cook that loves lots of flavor, variety, many different kinds of spices and herbs and an incredible infusion of tastes for the palette. Can only recommend this cookbook.
Ich habe viele Kochbücher während der Coronazeit ausprobiert, va. die orientalische Küche liegt mir sehr. Dieses Buch toppt alles. Unheimlich besondere (und relativ einfache) Rezepte mit wunderschönen Bildern. Egal, ob vegetarisch, Fleisch/Fischgerichte oder etwas Süßes- es ist für jeden etwas dabei. Meine Gäste genießen jeden Bissen. 100%ige Empfehlung