Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Good See details
Price: 8.70

or
 
   
Trade in Yours
For a 0.85 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East [Hardcover]

Arto Der Haroutunian
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
RRP: 14.99
Price: 10.49 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 4.50 (30%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 2 Sept.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 8.15  
Hardcover 10.49  
Paperback --  
Trade In this Item for up to 0.85
Trade in Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.85, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

5 Jun 2008
Every one of the 12 cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of Middle Eastern and North African cooking. In Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East he collected together a treasury of recipes. The cooking of vegetables is treated with reverence in the in the lands that make up the rich and varied tapestry of the Middle East. The people depend on the grains and pulses, nuts, vegetables and fruits of the region for their daily food. Here are warm and spicy stuffed vegetables, cool and fragrant soups, delicate preserves, pilafs, breads, pickles, relishes and pastries.

Frequently Bought Together

Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East + Middle Eastern Cookery + The Yogurt Cookbook
Price For All Three: 31.87

Buy the selected items together
  • Middle Eastern Cookery 9.09
  • The Yogurt Cookbook 12.29


Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grub Street (5 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902304810
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902304816
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

I found it hard to put this hard-backed recipe book down. My eye was instantly drawn to Suma-flavoured kufta, a traditional recipe from Southern Turkey consisting of bulgur, fresh herbs and finely chopped vegetables; the addition of sumac powder lifts the dish out of the ordinary. The lack of any photographs does not detract from the appeal of this book which will give a real boost to any vegetarian food enthusiast looking for something a little more unusual. For example, take 20 lemons, salt, paprika, and olive oil, follow the method and after 4 weeks you have beautiful orange-coloured lemons in oil to use as a pickle. The origins of these recipes are diverse and include Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Greece, The Lebanon and more. --The Vegetarian

Stella Magazine, 29 June 2008

Arto der Haroutunian's brilliant book ... long out of print, has just been reissued by Grub Street.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groundbreaking and mouthwatering 1 Nov 2007
By S. Alai
Format:Hardcover
This is one of the first cookbooks about middle eastern cookery (or any cuisine) that combined interesting and informative points about history and culture to give a real flavour of the middle east. The recipes are easy to follow, work really well and use ingredients easily available in the UK. Those adapted from recipes with meat into vegetarian recipes, are delicious and do not leave you feeling you need a meat accompaniment. My friends all enjoy the food and want to buy copies of the book. Alas, it seems to be out of print and I only have a second-hand copy. It's about time the publisher issued a reprint, as no changes are needed to this perfect book.
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical elegance 26 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
Arto der Harotounian's book is far more than a collection of recipes - it is an introduction to the culture of the Middle East.

The recipes themselves - backed up with serving suggestions, proverbs, anecdotes and reminiscences - sound mouth-watering and are easy to follow.

The author's obvious love of his subject makes this book a delight.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars useful, reliable, simple 15 May 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I can't really add anything new here, but just to second 'girl on a bus' on how the recipes can look so similiar but taste so different. Also like others I'd have loved pictures, and I usually avoid cookbooks with no photos, but even so this book is well worth having. The recipes are no fuss, short ingredients lists and simple techniques, this is everyday coooking but with interesting flavours. I tend to grab this book off the shelf on those days when I think I haven't anything in and somehow I'll find something I can make. It's great for using store cupboard items like pulses and grains and if you only have just one or two veggies in the house then you'll find something to use them in, provided you have a selection of herbs and spices available of course. A useful addition.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious and Simple 18 April 2009
Format:Hardcover
I ordered this book and when it first arrived I was disappointed that there were no photos and on flicking through the recipes I thought 'what a cheat' just lots of similar salads and recipes remixed again and again. However when I actually started cooking form the book I had to eat my words. What wonderfully simple dishes that are so delicately flavoured, the subtle variations of ingredients in each recipe really do create a totally different dish. I LOVE THIS BOOK and eat form it all the time. SO delicious, SO simple and SO healthy to boot!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great buy. 8 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
A great and refreshingly different vegetarian cookery book. Beautifully presented with fantastic, easy to follow recipes for authentic, substantial and very tasty food which is out of the usual veggie cookbook norm. A great one for a dinner party menu with a difference. I would definately recommend this as a great pressie to buy for someone, vegetarian or not!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East 29 July 2008
Format:Hardcover
A must in every food enthusiast's kitchen. The recipes are simple and from a multicultural and multisocial part of the world. Serving a combination of dishes from the different cultures brings harmony to the table, to the eys and to the tastebuds. Very informative and easy to follow recipes. Arto shows a deep understanding of the cultures of the region. I look forward to the publication of his other books.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'must have' cookbook for any kitchen 9 July 2008
By FRANCO
Format:Hardcover
What a fabulous book - not only for it's easy to follow & interesting recipes but the taste is something else!
Love the illustrations & quirky comments too.
How refreshing to find something completely different but where you don't feel you have to be an Egon Ronay Chef to achieve the results.
Can't wait for more to be published!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wide ranging collection 21 Aug 2011
By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A wide ranging collection of vegetarian recipes, from the Caucasus, Turkey, the Arab countries & Israel, and Iran, collected by the late Arto de Haroutunian, who by all accounts seems to have been a very talented chap in a number of fields. We get here not only plenty of classics such as mutabal and imam bayildi, but some very modern and up-to-date dishes too. There are quite a few things here which I have not previously seen in my large collection of middle-eastern cookbooks.

This publication has a couple of negatives for me. Firstly the lack of any photography. OK, in a book this size and this many recipes it could end up being an infeasibly large book, but I always like to see what I am trying to make, as well as it being an aid to choosing candidate dishes to make when you are flicking through - appearance is as important as taste for me when composing menus. The latter issue of difficulty choosing easily while flicking through is compounded a bit by the use of a 'quasi-Armenian' font in a light green colour in the recipe titles which is sometimes hard to read.

Nevertheless despite my gripes, this is a good resource and a welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone cooking Middle Eastern food, whether an old hand like me or a newcomer to the region's cuisine.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 2 months ago by Dr James Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegetarian Dishes from the Middle East.
Arto Der Haroutunian's unique writing style again comes to the fore in this wide-ranging selection of vegetarian dishes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Scotlanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best
Wonderful! Clear, easy-to-follow, well-presented, full of interesting bits of history and culture. Delicious food that is easy to make. Go for it - if you like vegetarian food.
Published 12 months ago by kerrith
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
A fantastic book, good lay out, a challenge for whoever wants to join a truly vegetarian cooking. Hope to enjoy it for years to come.
Published 15 months ago by Esther Nebenzahl
4.0 out of 5 stars Something different
This is an easy to read text with some very differnt and very appealing recipes, especially the salads. Read more
Published 18 months ago by D. J. Clarke
2.0 out of 5 stars Yummy looking, but low quality
The recipes look delicious, but the book doesn't seem to be concerned about helping you to have a varied, low sat-fat diet... so much butter everywhere! Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, healthy food for all
We are constantly being harangued about our unhealthy eating habits and being told to reduce the amount of meat we eat. Read more
Published on 4 Jan 2012 by Mrs. K. A. P. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars An introduction to a tradition
Every one of the 12 cookbooks Arto der Haroutunian wrote became a classic; his thoughtful, erudite writing helped to explain to westerners the subtlety, complexity and diversity of... Read more
Published on 22 Dec 2011 by Danny Marbella
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
This book is fantastic. It is packed with hundreds of recipes, split into different sections, such as starters, pilavs and deserts. Read more
Published on 30 Sep 2011 by patchworktabby
1.0 out of 5 stars Quite a weak book
I received the book yesterday and wasnt very impressed. very basic recipies, no picture illustration, doesn't look like I want to cook those receipies at all. Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2011 by Eva
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Middle eastern Cookery 0 27 Jun 2014
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback