A mouth-watering collection of dips, bites, salads, and other small plates to share from the Mediterranean and Middle East, to enjoy as appetizers or light meals.
Mezze features a mouth-watering collection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dips, bites, salads, and other small plates to share, to enjoy as appetizers or light meals. At its simplest, mezze can be represented by a bowl of gleaming olives marinated in lemon juice and crushed coriander seeds, or a mixture of roasted nuts and seeds tossed in salt and dried thyme. At its most elaborate, it can be presented as an entire feast comprising a myriad of little colorful dishes, each the bearer of something savory or sweet but always delicious. In this edition you’ll discover such exciting recipes as Orange and Date Salad with Chiles and Preserved Lemon; Hot Hummus with Pine Nuts and Chili Butter; Baby Saffron Squid stuffed with Bulgur and Zahtar; and Stuffed Dates in Clementine Syrup—nothing beats the magic of mezze.
Ghillie Basan has worked all over the world as a cookery writer, journalist, and restaurant critic. She is Cordon Bleu trained and has written a number of highly acclaimed books, including the bestselling Flavours of Morocco and Tagines & Couscous for Ryland Peters & Small. She lives in the Scottish highlands, where she runs popular cookery workshops.