This classic Lebanese salad is a combination of tangy and sweet with a minty dressing and simple salad fixings mixed with pita chips for added crunch.
There are many food bloggers who become writers because of their blogs. Where just the right photo and recipes featuring the most buzz worthy food trend trump the words and the message. Maureen Abood’s blog isn’t that blog.
“In learning to make candy, I found the perfect metaphor for what was happening in my life, learning to temper, respect, listen…to myself. And what I heard when I listened closely was a call to the kitchen, and not just for a weekend or a week, but to head in full-on and full-time.” This is an example of just one of the passages that made me feel like I was reading a novel rather than a cookbook and accompany just one of the inspired recipes in Rose Water & Orange Blossoms.
As a blogger and freelance writer, Marie’s food blog and cookbook of the same name celebrate not only her well-developed recipes, but the stories of her Lebanese culture and family in a totally lyrical style that only a true writer could. I could read this cookbook like a novel. And I have. Take that 50 Shades of Chicken.