A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-jewish Recipes from Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen
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Illustrated with family photos and enlivened with stories of culinary inspiration and disaster, along with cultural perspectives on ingredients, language, and holidays, A Fistful of Lentils is nearly a model of a family cookbook. Abadi, an experienced cooking instructor, provides carefully detailed recipes—many of them adapted from oral versions in which measurements and timing were never really explained:(“How much? When it’s enough, you’ll know!”). Recipe names are given in Syrian Arabic as well as English for dishes such as red lentil soup with garlic, coriander, and lemon; roasted chicken with garlic and Aleppo pepper; stuffed grape leaves with beef and dried apricots; and flourless pistachio cookies with orange blossom water.
This edition, self-published by the author, contains some updated and new recipes that were not in the earlier Harvard Common Press edition from 2002.
Paperback. Black-and-white photos and line illustrations throughout.