Arab Cooking on Saskatchewan Homesteads: Recipes And Recollection (Trade Books based in Scholarship)

In this unique cookbook, over 200 recipes and the author's recollections from childhood combine to tell the story of Saskatchewan's Syrian community, who thrived on the prairies during the Depression by growing their traditional dryland crops. These traditional foods -- such as yogurt, chickpeas, and burghul -- were, at the time, virtually unknown to their fellow homesteaders; today, however, these same foods are an important part of an increasingly varied and globally influenced North American cuisine. The recipe instructions are simple, straightforward, and thorough. Recipe names are provide in English as well as in Arabic with phonetic spelling. Arab proverbs throughout the book provide both insight and humour. Silver prize winner in the 'Canadian Food Culture' category at the 2006 Canadian Culinary Book Awards.

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