Mezze – Small plates to share


Mezze – Small plates to share

‘This is a little gem of a book. I have visited Turkey many times and tried in vain to re-create the amazing mezze dishes you find – the recipes in this book taste totally authentic and take me right back to my favourite place in Turkey whenever I make one of the dishes.’ (Amazon review)
‘Impress your friends and family by whipping up a selection of these dishes when they next visit. Mixing mouthwatering Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours … expect lots of repeat visits from guests.’  Eating and Living Gluten-Free
‘A delightfully appetising recipe book exploring the taste of the Middle East and Mediterranean … sure to awaken the tastebuds.’  Scottish Field

Mezze features a mouth-watering collection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dips, bites, salads and other 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 thought to have derived from the Persian maza meaning taste or relish which is exactly what 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 can be presented as an entire feast comprising a myriad of little colourful dishes, each the bearer of something savoury or sweet but always utterly delicious. In this book, youll 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 Zaatar; and Velvety Yogurt and Sweet Helva nothing quite beats the magic of mezze.

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (13 Aug. 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1849756511
ISBN-13: 978-1849756518