Salmagundi: salads from the middle east and beyond
Salmagundi is a 17th-century English word denoting a salad dish comprising, well, everything.
The nearest modern equivalent is Fiambre, a Guatemalan salad containing in excess of twenty ingredients. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed author Sally Butcher looks at salad bowls across the world in 150 recipes. The recipes feature a number of archaic, traditional and staple dishes – and a whole lot of funky new stuff as well. Divided into fourteen chapters (Herbs and Leaves; Vegetables; Beans; Roots; Grains and Pasta, Rice, Cheese, Fish, Meat, Dips, Fruity Salads, Salads for Pudding, The Dressing Room, The Prop Cupboard), no stone is left unturned in pursuit of the ultimate salad recipe. Recipes are flagged where relevant with tags such as ‘super-healthy’ or ‘skinny-minny’ or ‘main course’ to make it more user-friendly. Seasoned with Sally’s trademark mixture of folklore and anecdotes, and with photography from renowned food photographer Yuki Sugiura, this is an essential update for the foodie bookshelf.
Praise for Veggiestan: -
”'Had us salivating … Butcher writes like a dream, really know hers Middle Eastern foodstuffs and offers enticing recipes. An absolute must for the vegetarian on your gift list.” - -Delicious magazine
”'Ranges across a number of Middles Eastern cuisines with flair and a sense of humour that makes it as much of a pleasure to read as it is to cook from.” - -The Indy Best 10 Vegetarian Cookbooks
Praise for Snackistan: -
”'One can almost smell the bazar as one pores over the myriad recipes in this fascinating book.” - -The Good Book Guide
Praise for Salmagundi: -
”'We want to cook every single recipe in Salmagundi.” - - The Foodie Bugle
”'Peppered with history and quirky anecdotes, this is sure to be a bestseller.” - - Crumbs magazine