Mezze Small Plates to Share


A mouth-watering collection of dips, bites, salads and other small plates to share from the Mediterranean and Middle East. Mezze features a delicious collection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern small plates to share, to enjoy as appetizers or light meals. An ancient tradition, mezze is the heart and soul of modern culinary life in Turkey and the Middle East. The word 'mezze' ('meze' in Turkey and 'mazza' in Syria and Lebanon) is derived from the Persian 'maza' meaning 'taste' or 'relish'. Mezze is something tasty—designed to be savoured with a glass of tea, wine or beer, a fruit sherbet, or a yogurt drink with the aim of pleasing the palate, not to fill the belly. At its simplest, mezze can be represented by a bowl of gleaming olives marinated in lemon juice and crushed coriander seeds, or a mixture of roasted nuts and seeds tossed in salt and dried thyme. At its most elaborate, it's an entire feast—a myriad of little colourful dishes, each the bearer of something savoury or sweet but always utterly delicious. Discover such exciting recipes as Purple Carrots and Saffron Pears; Savoury Pastries filled with Feta and Herbs; Cinnamon-flavoured Meatballs; Aromatic Stuffed Mussels; Parsley and Bulgur Salad; Refreshing Cucumber Strips sprinkled with Salt; Pan-fried Halloumi dusted with Za'atar; and Velvety Yogurt and Sweet Helva—nothing quite beats the magic of mezze.

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ISBN:

9781849756518

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

160

Dimensions:

23cm x 19cm

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Food

Publisher:

Ryland Peters and Small

Published:

01 October 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ghillie Basan