The First Recipe From My Cookbook: Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

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Photo (taken by yours truly) of Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves from my cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair.

I am so excited, I have a real treat to share with you today.

I hope you like Stuffed Grape Leaves…

In a very special preview of my cookbook, my dear friend Nancy (of Spicie Foodie) shares the recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves from An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair. Her post is special to me for so many reasons. The recipe brings me back to the days when I was earnestly watching my mother-in-law, Sahar (which means “Aurora” or “Dawn” in Arabic), cook in her Damascene kitchen. Sahar cooks with all the grace of a ballerina performing, and at the end of the day she is proud to feed her family the fruits of her labor. In a way, seeing my recipe out there reminds me of all the hard work, late nights, early mornings, countless photo shoots, time spent learning the cuisine, joy it brought to me to be able to cook the food of my husband’s culture for him and watch him savor it, and heart and soul that went into my cookbook. Nancy, I am honored beyond words. Thank you.

This is the first recipe being shared from my cookbook, and Nancy wrote a beautiful post to go with it (and there’s a step-by-step tutorial for making stuffed grape leaves!). Please head over to check it out.

While you’re there, feel free to take a look around. Nancy is such a sweet, kind person, and one of the most talented bloggers I know. I gush about her captivating photography all the time (she is an endless source of inspiration!), and I can’t wait for her photography eBook (you can read more about it here).

Hope you enjoy it, and thanks again, Nancy!

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  1. says

    Faith those stuffed grape leaves are gorgeous. I have yet to try them, but they are on my list. Congrats on the book, I’m sure it’s amazing your photos are so captivating. Just like Miss Nancy’s amazing work.

  2. says

    Hi Faith,

    It has been such an honor being able to host a preview of your book. I am so happy for you and your beautiful cookbook.

    This post is so lovely because when I first saw the preview you sent, I immediately imaged what went into creating your book. Really looking forward to reading your cookbook cover to cover. Of course I don’t have to tell you that I’m also looking forward to cooking from it.

    Congratulations my sweet amiga. We, your blogging friends, are so proud of you. -xo

  3. says

    Wonderful classic recipe with a faith twist. What more could we want? And thank you for introducing me to Nancy, too. She’s a jewel and did a great job of previewing your work and the background to the book. Speaking of which, I’m counting down until I get my copy. I am excited so I can only imagine how you are feeling. All best, Kellie x

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