- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 2nd Edition edition (1 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845336542
- ISBN-13: 978-1845336547
- Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 1.9 x 26.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 301,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons: Enchanting dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa Hardcover – 1 Feb 2012
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'A glorious and magical feast for the senses' - Claudia Roden
From the author of the hugely successful The Gastropub Cookbook, and a regular food column for the Sunday Telegraph; Diana Henry titles have sold more than 60,000 copies through Nielsen BookScan UK; Photography by Jason Lowe, whose work for this title was shortlisted for a Glenfiddich award ('Best Food Photography'); The cuisine of this area has become increasingly popular.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought my copy as a student, and took it with me from place to place over the years. It was always the book I went to when I wanted to cook something truly wonderful for my friends. The recipes are accessible, adventurous in the best way while still reliably producing great results.
It was a guide and an inspiration in exploring and understanding new and exciting ingredients when I moved to London, but never once have I found myself frustrated because I could not get my hands on a vital ingredient.
It was also a comforting book to read, as it is well written and evocative, and over the years grew even richer in good memories. The day when after two months I got to open the most beautiful jar of pickles I ever ate - home made! - Standing at the cooker with a friend, boiling lavender in honey, marvelling at it together and worrying that we were making scented soap, then being rewarded with an incredible fragant lavender duck roast instead...
This book has made my life better - and it taught me how joyful, exciting and miraculous cooking can be.
Diana Henry's fantastic recipes are interspersed with pages of tantalising and mouthwatering prose as well as carefully chosen literary quotations. This is a book that easily makes great bedside reading and should not just be confined to the kitchen.
Individual chapters deal with ingredients such as herbs, spices, fruit, nuts and even flower waters. Exciting recipes with exotic names beckon - how does "Rhone Ferryman's Beef with Camargue Red Rice" sound? Or even "Ice Heaven"? I can't wait to try dishes like "Lemon and Basil Ice Cream" or "Arab Andalusian Monkfish with Saffron, Honey and Vinegar" to name but two. In fact so infectious is Diana Henry's enthusiasm that I defy anyone who buys this book not to want to cook from it at the first opportunity.
I hope that there are many more publications to come!
The book is divided into twelve aromatic chapters; the chapters themselves are almost like tales from A Thousand and One Nights, so much so that one almost expects Scheherazade to come drifting by in a cloud of rose petals and sandalwood........Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun to read. ( About how many cooking-books can You say this? ) And a lot of interesting and surprising recipes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kent Nicks
Great book,just as advertised in good condition. Arrived on time. Very pleased with experience.Published 10 months ago by Margaret Zaidi
Not written is a style I like. I like ring bound cookbooks with picture and tidy list of ingredients. Too chatty.Published 16 months ago by Ms V Mosely
This book contains a lot of very unusual recipes which can only aid to inspire you to cook great food.Published 22 months ago by Denny Baker
It's book will solve all my holiday cooking needs. Am taking it to our flat in Portugal to use for inspiration for evening meals and lazy lunches.Published 22 months ago by G. C. Jones
I have owned this for a while now and have cooked many of the dishes. Utterly brilliant. Easy to follow but what's more absolutely delicious. Read morePublished on 7 Aug. 2013 by Dh Rees
OK simply that. There are better books on the subject e.g. Roden, Hartounian etc. etc. ets. Nice illustrations but I bought it to enlarge my knowledge of middle eastern and fusion... Read morePublished on 1 July 2013 by Amazon Customer
Excellent book with superb recipes and information. It contained all the info I wanted with recipes that were new to me.Published on 21 Mar. 2013 by Amazon Customer