Author(s): Sameh Wadi
Sameh Wadi, chef and co-owner of the popular Minneapolis restaurant Saffron and Iron Chef contestant, provides recipes that are simple enough for home cooks but that still represent the flavours and cooking techniques that define the Mediterranean. Recipes include Duck Kefta Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Tomato Sauce, Whole Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Ancient Arab Spices, Goat Cheese Manti with Light Herb Broth and Spanish-Inspired Braised Chicken & Prawns. These 100 recipes span the Mediterranean-from Lebanon and Morocco to Egypt and Turkey-and everywhere in between, making this cookbook the perfect companion for anyone who wants to explore the region without ever leaving their kitchen.
"To call Sameh's food fantastic is an understatement. I love his take on Mediterranean cuisine and look forward to cooking every recipe in this book."--Andy Husbands, owner of Tremont 647 and author of the bestselling "Grill to Perfection" and "Wicked Good Barbecue""" "It takes a confident and talented chef of Mediterranean heritage to fearlessly play with classic culinary themes and create food that is delicious, innovative and personal. Sameh Wadi's excellent recipes will enable you to understand and enjoy the signature flavors and techniques of Mediterranean cooking."--Joyce Goldstein, Cookbook author and chef/owner of Square One Restaurant
Sameh Wadi is chef and co-owner of two of America's top restaurants, Saffron Restaurant & Lounge and World Street Kitchen, both in Minneapolis, Minnesota. An Iron Chef contestant, Sameh was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef " and "Rising Star" awards. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.