Mezze for Beginners (Hardcover) English

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Mezze for Beginners is all about the small delights of Arab cuisine. From Hummus, Falafel, Shakshuka, Tabbouleh, Fatayer of pita bread – recreate the authentic flavors of the most popular Middle Eastern mezze at home. This lovingly designed cookbook comes with step-by-step directions, photos and countless insider tips for each dish as well as insights on Middle Eastern ingredients and food culture. A foolproof concept for newcomers to Arab cuisine!

  • Varied choice of recipes for every taste, occasion and skill level
  • Detailed directions with step-by-step instructions (photo for every step!)
  • Many helpful tips, common pitfalls, recipe variations, ingredients substitutions etc
  • Over 40 individual recipes (additional recipe variations and spice blends)
  • 3 detailed plans on how to create a mezze platter
  • Many vegetarian and vegan dishes
  • Insights in Arab food culture and hospitality
  • Information on common Middle Eastern ingredients and cooking techniques
  • Printed in the EU in full-color
  • 220 pages, hardcover (17×24 cm)

Middle Eastern mezze are increasingly popular across the globe. Most of us know (and love) Hummus and Falafel. So, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to prepare these and other Middle Eastern delicacies at home? Mezze for Beginners is all about the small delights of Arab cuisine, known as mezze.

What’s inside?

  • Recipes for every palate: Varied choice of recipes for every occasion, taste and skill level. From the famous Falafel and Hummus, Shakshuka, spreads like Muhammara or Mutabal (eggplant dip), colorful salads, hearty pies, grilled vegetables, grape leaves to meat skewers – the book has over 40 individual recipes to choose from. On top of that, you’ll find many additional recipe variations, recipes for spice blends and delicious Arabic mint tea… There’s something for everyone!
  • Vegetarian friendly: Many mezze are naturally vegetarian, some are even vegan… There are plenty of options for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike.
  • Introduction to Arab cuisine: The cookbook was designed for people with no experience in Arab cuisine. It contains plenty of useful information on Middle Eastern ingredients and cooking methods. Get to know basic ingredients, spices, how to chop parsley, tips on dough making… All you need to know to get started with Middle Eastern cuisine.
  • Foolproof concept: All recipes come with easy-to-follow directions including pictures for each step, in addition to a picture of the finished dish. Perfect for visual learners. “Kitty’s Tips & Tricks” contain useful information on variations, ingredient substitutions, common pitfalls and much more… Everything to make sure your dish turns out delicious.
  • Culture: Insights on etiquette and hosting. Learn how the locals eat and combine various ingredients and dishes… A glimpse into Arab culture and hospitality in the Middle East.
  • Mezze platters: Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s common to prepare various mezze dishes. Three separate menus with ingredients lists and a detailed plan allow you to create a mezze platter with ease… Get your taste buds ready, you’re in for a treat!
  • Quality & Sustainability: Printed in the EU on high quality paper from responsible sources, bound with thread stitching. A sturdy book with a classy look… good for you and the planet.

The Author

About the Author

Ahlan, I’m Kitty, the founder of Welcome2Jordan and author of this cookbook. Welcome2Jordan is my personal project that is very dear to my heart. It incorporates my passions for Jordan’s rich culture and food. I’m a huge foodie myself. But more than just eating, I love to cook. Most dishes that I prepare are traditional Middle Eastern, as you’d find them in Jordan and other Levantine countries.

Living in the Netherlands as an expat, I realized that people enjoy Middle Eastern food a lot, but are often intimidated to make it. After all, Middle Eastern cuisine has different ingredients, combinations and methods when compared to most Western cuisines. My goal is to make Middle Eastern cooking more understandable and approachable. Being familiar with the ingredients and principles of Arab cuisine, I strongly believe that everyone can cook delicious Middle Eastern food at home. And I’m here to show you!

Get in Touch

Do you have any questions on the book or on shipping? Please get in touch, I’ll be happy to assist you!

Payment & Shipping

Delivery Areas

Physical products are available for shipment to Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark and Ireland.

Delivery Times

Orders are packed and shipped within one business day. Orders are shipped with DHL. The delivery time depends on the destination country. In Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium, the delivery usually takes 2-3 business days. To other EU countries, delivery takes 3-5 days.

Shipping Costs

Shipping is €2.95 for physical products (hardcover books).

Payment Methods

All common payment methods are accepted, such as PayPal, credit card (VISA, Master, American Express), iDeal (The Netherlands) and Sofort Banking (Germany). Payments are handled through a secure payment provider, PayPal (for payments with PayPal) or Stripe (for other payment methods).

4 reviews for Mezze for Beginners (Hardcover) English

  1. judy

    Great piece!

  2. Karin Haenen

    Fantastic book! Recipes have simple detailed step by step descriptions. Even if you are not that familiar with English, the recipes are easy to understand. Don’t worry about the spices, I was able to buy them all in a normal supermarket. Tastes are great. Also very nice book to give as present.

  3. Jaap

    We made some Mezzes during Christmas and loved it! All steps are well described, the pictures are clear! If you want to try something else than the standard tapas, Asian or Italian dishes, for a change, try this book.

  4. Suzanne

    Made the falafel last week, it tasted great and the recipe was very easy to follow! Definitely planning on making more dishes from the book!

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