The Arabesque Table takes inspiration from the traditional food of the Arab world, weaving Reem Kassis’s cultural knowledge with her contemporary interpretations of an ancient, remarkably diverse cuisine.
She opens up the world of Arabic cooking today, presenting a mosaic of 130 delicious, accessible home recipes — from simple salads to flavorful mains and fragrant desserts. Organized by primary ingredient, her narratives formed by her experiences and influences bring the dishes to life, as does the book’s vivid photography.
“The Arabesque Table sees food, recipes, and stories as part of the on-going conversation (and feast!) between cultures and their cuisines. Reem’s book is full to the brim with dishes rooted in tradition but that creatively (and deliciously!) transcend it. It is wonderful!” – Yotam Ottolenghi