A Biblical Feast: Ancient Mediterranean Flavors for Today's Table by Kitty Morse

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  • ISBN 10 0615276350
  • ISBN 13 9780615276359
  • Published Jul 15 2009
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 105
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher La Caravane Publishing
  • Imprint La Caravane Publishing

Publishers Text

A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive and honey. DEUTERONOMY 8:8 Herb-coated goat cheese, pungent garlic and leeks, succulent lamb, fresh sardines, tender fava beans, honey sweet dates, crunchy pistachios and almonds...Although we usually think of the ancient Hebrews and early Christians eating only manna from heaven and the oft quoted loaves and fishes, the Bible tells us that a cornucopia of delicious foods sustained the inhabitants of the Jordan River Valley. Many ingredients like lentils, leeks, garlic, almonds, figs, olives, wine, barley, and honey remain staples of the contemporary Mediterranean kitchen, yet we know little about their rich legacy. A Biblical Feast: Ancient Mediterranean Flavors for Today's Table is inspired by the 84 primary foodstuffs mentioned in Scriptures. The appropriate Biblical verse heads each of the almost fifty kitchen-tested recipes, as does the explanation of the ingredients culinary, historical and spiritual links. Twenty-two full color photographs and specially commissioned illustrations make it easy to reproduce the dishes. Sample menus provide new ways to celebrate every occasion, whether secular or religious. Mainly, A Biblical Feast: Ancient Mediterranean Flavors for Today's Table demonstrates that the people of the Holy Land were simple folk who ate uncomplicated yet wholesome food that up to now has never gone out of style. Sample recipes include: Salads and Dips: Cumin-Laced Garbanzo Bean Spread, Sesame-Almond-Nigella Mix (Dukkah), Lentil Salad with Watercress and Goat Cheese, Leeks with Olive Oil, Vinegar, and Mustard Seed; Main meals: Jacob's Pottage of Lentils Barley, Mustard Greens, and Mint, Saffroned Millet with Raisins and Walnuts; Breads and Desserts: Ezekiel's Bread made with AUTHENTIC ingredients such as pulse flour, natural yeast, and biblical fitches (small seeds), Dried Fruit, Cinnamon, and Red Wine Compote (Harosset), Abigail's Fig Cakes, Herb-Coated Yogurt Cheese (learn how to make your own goat cheese!); Beverages; Wine

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