Books for Cooks
These two books have been around for some years (both can be found in new and good used condition on the Internet – but I bought mine from Moufflon Bookshop in the 1990s). They combine recipes, anecdote and commentary to an excellent degree. I love them both, browse them regularly and have cooked many of the recipes.
This recipe, adapted from “From the Lands of Figs and Olives” is introduced thus: ‘In the Arab kitchen, chickpeas rule supreme. An Arab poet once wrote: