The 140 home-cooking recipes in this book explore the regional diversity of Middle Eastern sharing dishes, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria. Divided by style of dish, each chapter features both meat-based and vegetarian dishes, along with suggested mezze-style menus and a glossary of terms and ingredients. From Roasted Cauliflower with Sweet and Smoky Tahini Sauce to Date Pastries with Fig Ice Cream, Middle Eastern Mezze is packed with both traditional and modern takes on this age-old method of sharing food.
Lebanese Salma Hage, from Mazarat Tiffah (Apple Hamlet) in the mountains of the Kadisha Valley in north Lebanon, has more than 50 years experience of family cooking. She learnt to cook from her mother, mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, and spent many years working as a professional cook. This is her third book, after The Lebanese Kitchen and the James Beard award-winning The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook.