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Bavel: Modern Recipes Inspired by the Middle East [A Cookbook]

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From the acclaimed chefs behind award-winning Los Angeles restaurant Bavel comes a gorgeous cookbook featuring personal stories and more than eighty recipes that celebrate the diversity of Middle Eastern cuisines.

“Ori and Genevieve manage to pull off a style of cooking that is both familiar (and therefore comforting) but also new (and therefore fresh and exciting). This is the sort of food I could live on.”—Yotam Ottolenghi

When chef Ori Menashe and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis opened their first Los Angeles restaurant, Bestia, the city fell in love. By the time they launched their second restaurant, Bavel, the love affair had expanded to cooks and food lovers nationwide. Bavel, the cookbook, invites home cooks to explore the broad and varied cuisines of the Middle East through fragrant spice blends; sublime zhougs, tahini, labneh, and hummus; rainbows of crisp-pickled vegetables; tender, oven-baked flatbreads; fall-off-the-bone meats and tagines; buttery pastries and tarts; and so much more.

Bavel—pronounced bah-VELLE, the Hebrew name for Babel—is a metaphor for the myriad cultural, spiritual, and political differences that divide us. The food of Bavel tells the many stories of the countries defined as “the Middle East.” These recipes are influenced by the flavors and techniques from all corners of the region, and many, such as Tomato with Smoked Harissa, Turmeric Chicken with Toum, and Date-Walnut Tart, are inspired by Menashe’s Israeli upbringing and Gergis’s Egyptian roots. Bavel celebrates the freedom to cook what we love without loyalty to any specific country, and represents a world before the region was divided into separate nations. This is cooking without borders.


From the Publisher

Fresh and exciting...the sort of food I could live on. Yotam OttolenghiFresh and exciting...the sort of food I could live on. Yotam Ottolenghi

Wedding Rice

Wedding Rice

Lamb Neck Shawarma

Lamb Neck Shawarma

Tomato & Feta with Smoked Harissa

Tomato & Feta with Smoked Harissa

A photograph of a spice market from Bavel Cookbook.

A photograph of a spice market from Bavel Cookbook.

A photograph of a beach in Israel from Bavel Cookbook.

A photograph of a beach in Israel from Bavel Cookbook.

A photograph of a store front from Bavel Cookbook.

A photograph of a store front from Bavel Cookbook.

Publisher:Ten Speed Press (May 25, 2021)
Language:English
Hardcover:304 pages
ISBN-10:0399580921
ISBN-13:978-0399580925
Item Weight:2.7 pounds
Dimensions:7.92 x 1.01 x 11.01 inches

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