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Feasting at the mezze table

by Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol
Publication Date: 01/04/2018
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The ‘souk’ or marketplace is the beating heart of Arabic cuisine and culture this book celebrates the generosity of this rich food culture.

The word mezze stems from the Arabic term ‘tamazzaza’ – a single word that broadly embraces the idea of enjoying small portions of food and taking the time to indulge one’s tastebuds, eyes and nose by exposing them to a wide range of aromas and flavours. A complete mezze table is formed when many of these warm and cold dishes are presented together, as a meal in itself.

The mezzanic culture originated in the Ottoman Empire and can be found in the whole of the Levantian Mediterranean: from Greece and Cyprus to Turkey, Palestine, Jordan and Syria. But it is Lebanon, the cultural home of the authors, which has really developed and is famed for the richest, most extensive and sophisticated mezzanine culture.

In addition to the 100 classic and contemporary mezze recipes, Souk also delves into their personal stories and reminiscences about this food tradition, and the families and friends the authors meet along the way. Eating mezze is a social event, wrapped in warmth and cosiness, and spiced with waves of laughter and noisy chatter.

Book Features

  • Contains 100 mezze recipes – classic dishes as well as some more contemporary interpretations 
  • Incredibly evocative food photography and design throughout make this a beautiful gift 
  • Personal stories are dotted throughout the book, helping to take the reader on a journey beyond a simple cookbook 
  • Mezze-style food, especially Lebanese food, is adored the world over – who doesn’t love hummus or tabouli?
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Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol

Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol have been writing about the Arabic and Mediterranean cookery for many years.

They have travelled around Southern Europe, the Maghreb and the Middle East to experience the influence of the Arabic cuisine for themselves; to taste the food, and to learn how to cook it authentically by joining local women in their own kitchens.

They have previously authored Arabia and A Drop of Rose Water. They can also be seen on Dutch television (NTR), where they will present their own culinary travel program.

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