Mudcat Café message #3689827 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156538   Message #3689827
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Feb-15 - 04:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Favourite Ethnic recipes
Subject: RE: BS: Favourite Ethnic recipes
I am an organic gardener and in this Texas area can best grow a lot of Mediterranean crops. I've found a lot of great recipe's in Tess Mallos' The Complete Middle East Cookbook. I use it so often and my family has such favorites that I ordered copies for everyone as holiday gifts last year. The newest edition is very expensive and in paperback, but if you can find older used copies it was reprinted many times as a hard-back. That's what I prefer in the kitchen because it doesn't fall apart and the book stays open to the page more easily.

Eggplant and okra are what took me in this direction, but there are all sorts of great recipes with fresh veggies and interesting fish, shellfish, meats, and poultry. I make my own hummus occasionally (though I don't grow the chick peas) but since I harvest a lot of eggplant, the dip of choice most often here is baba ghannouj. I sometimes make my own pita bread to serve with it, but there is a great middle eastern bakery near my office so I pick it up fresh.