About the Book

An Edible Mosaic Cookbook Cover

Culture and cuisine intertwine in this collection of over 100 authentic Middle Eastern recipes!

In An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair, Faith includes over 100 authentic Middle Eastern recipes that are streamlined just a bit for the way we cook today. Faith demystifies unique ingredients and uses cooking techniques that anyone can follow.

Recipes for Falafel, Hummus, Stuffed Grape Leaves, and Chicken Shawarma are classic favorites, and easy-to-follow directions make more complex recipes like Kibbeh, Maqluba (Upside-Down Rice Casserole), and Ma’amoul (Date-Filled Cookies) manageable for home cooks.

With an emphasis on healthy foods (beans and legumes are staples just as much as meat is, vegetables are always abundant, and healthy fats like olive oil are commonplace), Middle Eastern cuisine offers something for everyone!

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A Few Recipes From the Book

Table of Contents

  • Cooking Tips and Techniques
  • Basic Cooking Tools
  • Buying the Right Middle Eastern Ingredients
  • Chapter 1: Basic Recipes
  • Chapter 2: Breads and Pies
  • Chapter 3: Salads
  • Chapter 4: Vegetables and Rice
  • Chapter 5: Light Meals
  • Chapter 6: Beans and Lentils
  • Chapter 7: Chicken and Seafood
  • Chapter 8: Beef and Lamb
  • Chapter 9: Desserts
  • Chapter 10: Drinks

Take a Peek Inside

middle eastern stuffed zucchini
Stuffed Marrow Squash (Kousa Mahshi)
Parsley Bulgur Wheat Salad (Tabbouleh)
palestinian rice
Upside-Down Rice Casserole (Maqluba)
lebanese nights pudding
Lebanese Nights (Layali Lubnan)
apricot jam
Apricot Jam (Murabba Mishmish)
middle eastern pancakes
Middle Eastern Pancakes (Qatayef)


Arabic and Middle Eastern Recipes

Expand your culinary horizons and find a new favorite with these authentic Arabic and Middle Eastern recipes. Faith’s favorite souvenir from her time spent living in Syria, Jordan, and Kuwait was the recipes she lovingly learned how to make and brought back. She’s thrilled to share them!

The Story Behind An Edible Mosaic Cookbook

Middle Eastern cuisine elevates food from bodily sustenance to an art form lying at the epicenter of gatherings with family and friends.

Growing up on classic American fare, it wasn’t until after Faith married that she had her first experience with the exotic flavors of the Middle East.

After marrying, Faith spent a significant amount of time living and traveling in Syria and Jordan. There she discovered not only a love of the food and culture, but also a love of cooking. Luckily, Faith’s Syrian mother-in-law Sahar, who happens to be a master at Middle Eastern cuisine, was willing to teach her.

And hence, this cookbook, which was a labor of love on all parts, was born.

Special Thanks

A special thank-you to the lovely Lorraine Elliott of Not Quite Nigella for writing the foreword!