I love books which deal with one subject! Two lovely women, one from Beirut, living in England and one from Italy, also living in England joined forces to collaborate on this magnificent read. The book is written professionally, it shows immediately. You are tempted to try the recipes as you go through the pages. In fact, today I will try one with lentils and farro. Luckily, I have some farro that I purchased in Italy during Terra Madre.
Press Release info: What can happen when Lebanon and Italy are cooking dishes of lentils? From the unavoidable moujaddarah to original recipes such as lentil salad, octopus and celery, an explosion of flavours is guaranteed! With dishes from Lebanon, Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean, the Book “Lentils” is a travel album in which Claude Chahine Shehadi and Maria Rosario Lazzati share recipes, memories and cultural characteristics.
From traveling the world from the Mediterranean cuisine and the history of lentil, the authors give us fifty delicious recipes of lentils, between tradition and modern cuisine.
Release: October 2012
Texts: English (a French version is also available)