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Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook

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  • Goldie falafel

    • inflytur on December 24, 2018

      Wonderful textures: pillowy interior that isn’t mushy and a crispy exterior. I used my smallest scoop to portion out for frying.

  • Pita bread

    • inflytur on December 25, 2018

      Couldn’t be easier and my house smells wonderful from the baking pitas.

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Reviews about this book

  • Eat Your Books

    Buy this book for the recipes, fall in love with it for the story.

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  • The Kitchn

    ...includes step-by-step how-to instructions and detailed close-ups of finished dishes so you can be sure that you're on the right track.

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  • ISBN 10 0544970373
  • ISBN 13 9780544970373
  • Published Oct 16 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 368
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishers Text

For their first major book since the trailblazing Zahav, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the food of the people—the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. Usually served from tiny eateries, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or market stalls, these specialties have passed from father to son or mother to daughter for generations. To find the best versions, the authors scoured bustling cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, and sleepy towns on mountaintops. They visited bakeries, juice carts, beaches, even weddings.

Their finds include meals in the hand like falafel and pita; juicy, grilled and roasted spice-rubbed meats; stuffed vegetables; a wealth of chopped vegetable salads; a three-minute fluffy hummus with more than two dozen toppings; pastries, ice creams, and shakes. Solomonov has perfected and adapted every recipe for the home kitchen.

Each chapter weaves history with contemporary portrayals of the food. Striking photographs capture all its flavor and vitality, while step-by-step how-tos and closeups of finished dishes make everything simple and accessible.

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