There’s no way I can sit still right now. I can’t stop jittering (and that’s before any caffeine!). I’m too excited to eat. I actually feel like heading out into our 30-degree-Fahrenheit weather and going for a run…and I am so not a runner, lol.
My cookbook is out!!!
It has over 100 authentic Middle Eastern recipes (with photos!), mostly taught to me by my wonderful mother-in-law, Sahar, during the time I spent in the Middle East after marrying. If you’re like me and you enjoy Middle Eastern food but didn’t grow up learning how to cook it, I explain things in an approachable way that is easy to follow – so this book is for you!
I also de-mystify a few exotic ingredients, cooking tools, and cooking techniques. And because cuisine and culture are so closely intertwined, I include a bit of Middle Eastern culture in the cookbook. Culture is what brings a certain richness to a cuisine, is it not?
Here’s what’s in the book:
Cooking Tips and Techniques
Basic Cooking Tools
Buying the Right Middle Eastern Ingredients
Breads and Pies
Vegetable and Rice Side Dishes
Appetizers and Light Meals
Beans and Lentils
Chicken and Seafood
Beef and Lamb
Middle Eastern Grocery Stores
Not to mention, the Foreword was written by the lovely and talented Lorraine Elliott of Not Quite Nigella! She’s my mentor, “blog sister”, and sweet friend. Thank you so much, Lorraine!
The book is now available for purchase in bookstores across the US and online! Depending on the area, there may be distribution issues due to Hurricane Sandy…if you can’t find the book at your local bookstore, please feel free to request it from the store manager. (And if you were able to find the book at your local bookstore, please feel free to leave a comment letting me know – I’d be thrilled!)
Here’s where you can buy it online:
Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)
I think it would make a lovely holiday gift…or even just a gift-to-self. :)
P.S. This Friday I’m having a very special Virtual Book Launch Party with many fabulous bloggers participating! The event has a wonderful sponsor list with over $1200 worth of prizes that I will be giving away – be sure to check back on Friday!
diane conover says
Congrats…The Peanut Butter ,Bacon ,Leek Bites look and sound amazing..I love Peanut Butter and Bacon so I will be trying these.Thanks
Thank you so much, Kita!!
[email protected] says
So excited for you, savor every moment!
Thanks Ev! :)
Aw Faith I’m so happy and excited for you!! A huge congratulations and hug to you sweetie. Can’t wait to see the virtual party:)
Thank you so much, Nancy! I’m so excited for the virtual party too! :)
Congrats, Faith! You have created something that is all yours and that you can share with so many people! I know all your readers are so proud of you :)
Also, I’m thinking gift-to-self ;)
You are so sweet, Jessie! Gift-to-self is perfect, lol! xo
Heather @girlichef says
It’s official, It’s official! ;) Congratulations, Faith…your book is amazing and I know it will be a success.
So sweet, thank you so much, Heather! xo
Congratulations! Your book sounds absolutely fabulous. :)
Thank you so much, Betty!
Blond Duck says
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Congratulations, Faith! I’m so happy for you and I hope the cookbook sells out!! xo
Thank you so much, Laura!! xo
Bravo…Faith…congrats my lovely friend.
You certainly have a lot to celebrate.
Looking forward to this coming Friday ;o)
Ciao for now,
Thank you so much, sweet Claudia! I’m looking forward to Friday as well. :)
Faith, even though I’m a newer reader I’m super excited for you! I wouldn’t be able to sit still either. I am bookmarking this page, so when I get back to work I can get it. I would love to learn some new dishes from a different region! Congrats to you!!
So sweet, thank you so much, Suzie! Hope you enjoy it, and I hope you’re feeling better soon! xo
Amy (Savory Moments) says
Congratulations and best of luck! I just made and photographed (oh yeah – and ate) the rice in preparation for Friday’s launch. It was tasty!
Thanks, Amy – I’m so glad you liked it!!
Congratulations Faith! I’m so proud of you and wish you much success and many more cookbooks to come!
Thank you so much, Sharla!! Big hugs!
Congratulations! All of your hard work is bearing fruit. I hope you are celebrating. I am very happy for you :) x
Girlnpurledres, Thanks so much, B!! Yes, definitely celebrating. xo
Urban Wife says
Congrats!! I can’t believe it’s already here.
Urban Wife, Thanks, I know, the time really flew by!
wahooooooooooooooo! SO excited!!!
Erica, Yippeeee, me too, lol!!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Katrina, Lol, yup, that’s pretty much what I said too! :)
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
Congrats Faith – I know how much this day means to you and you should be so proud! Your book is AWESOME and I know I will be cooking out of it for a long time to come! xoxoxo
Thanks so much, Alyssa! So happy you’re enjoying the book!! xo
Yay, congratulations and best of lucks!
It is wonderful.
Thanks, Rosa, I really appreciate that!
Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) says
Congratulations! You must be so thrilled! I can’t even imagine how many hours of hard work must have gone into this. I’m adding your book to my wishlist! :)
Allison, Yay, hope your wish comes true! :)
Carol | a cup of mascarpone says
Congratulations, Faith! It’s absolutely beautiful!!! I can’t wait for the UPS man to bring my copy from Amazon!
Carol, So exciting, thank you so much for buying it – hope you enjoy it!!
And you should be proud!!
Your book is AMAZING!!
Congrats Faith :) XO
Thank you so, so much, Marla!! Still pinching myself because it hasn’t quite sunk in yet, lol! xo