FOR BUSY COOKS WHO WANT A TOUCH OF THE LIGHT, BEAUTIFUL CUISINE OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN -- NEW IN PAPERBACK Following her acclaimed Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume, Silvena Rowe turns her focus to the delicious small dishes that you would find in the bustling street markets of Damascus or Istanbul --koftes, falafels and pilafs--as well as delicious desserts such as vanilla baklava, and chocolate and pistachio mousse. In this treasure trove of a book she presents 100 light, enticing new recipes, perfectly balanced for mezze-style summer meals. This is a cuisine both for celebrating and for sharing: Ottoman-inspired food based around stunning combinations of sweet and sour--honey and cinnamon, saffron and sumac--and given a brilliant modern twist by one of the most exciting chefs working today. Silvena Rowe has an encyclopedic knowledge of the foods and culinary traditions of the eastern Mediterranean. Her enthusiasm for the food of her heritage is evident on every page.