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Olives and Oranges
Recipes & Flavor Secrets from Italy, Spain, Cyprus & Beyond
by Sara Jenkins & Mindy Fox

Bought it at Costco. It's a beautiful book, and I've marked many recipes to try.
Made Spaghetti with Ground Lamb, Yogurt and Mint tonight. It was quick and simple, and really delicious.

Anyone else have the book?

Sally - you might need to buy this. It would be a nice accompaniment to Joyce Goldstein's salad book.

Heather's picture

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That sounds delicious! I'll keep a look out at Costco for the book.

dorcast's picture

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I recently had lamb dumplings in yogurt sauce at a Turkish restaurant. This was a great deconstructed version.

Risottogirl's picture

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Heather, was it you or ML (or one of the other champion cookbook enablers LOL) that mentioned a cookbook with Algerian/Tunisian/Moroccan/North African recipes?


I think it had "Lemons" in the title? Did I imagine this, because I have searched allover and I can't find anything that looks like what I read (imagined?).



Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay


Edited 12/17/2008 7:53 pm ET by Risottogirl

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Heather's picture

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I have Arabesque by Claudia Roden--could that be it? No lemons in the title but lots of lemons inside.

Risottogirl's picture

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Hmm, I love Claudia Roden, I'll have to take a look.

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Marie Louise's picture

(post #62989, reply #14 of 28)

Not me.

This time. :-)

Jean's picture

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This one???
Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons: Enchanting Dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa (Hardcover)by Diana Henry (Author)

 
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Risottogirl's picture

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That's the one!! Now where did I hear about it and does anyone here have it/like it?


Thanks!!


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Jean's picture

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You're welcome. Looks lovely, but it's out of my price range.


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Risottogirl's picture

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The softcover version is only $13.57 :)


I definitely would NOT pay $69 for a used version!


After perusing the reviews, I think I may opt for Arabesque (Claudia Roden) or Spice (Ana Sortun).


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

knitpik's picture

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For those who want to see some of the recipes from Arabesque:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mostof_middleeasterncooking.shtml

Heather's picture

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I made a delicious fish dish from this book recently--Cod Steaks in Tomato Sauce with Ginger and Black Olives.

knitpik's picture

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Sounds yummy. Keep posting, I'm listening but I'll have to wait next year to purchase more books.

SallyBR1's picture

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Sally is not reading at the moment.

HA!

dorcast's picture

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I just wanted to let you know about it right away, in case you were planning one of those crazy stop buying cookbooks resolutions.

SallyBR1's picture

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AS A MATTER OF FACT......

I might just do that. 2009 seems like a promising year to do so.

Plus, you know... this will be the year I will become an American.... and Americans save money. Or don't they?????

Glenys's picture

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I had a wild Brasilian woman in my class on Friday night. Let's just leave it at that.

SallyBR1's picture

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go ahead. Stick the knife. I can take it

please, tell me everything.....

was she totally obnoxious?

(sigh)

kathymcmo's picture

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Right now it's considered patriotic to spend money.

Risottogirl's picture

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Do I need this book? I just gave away 14 cookbooks so I can now buy 3.5 new ones.


LOL


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

dorcast's picture

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Yes, I'm afraid you do.
I have many recipes bookmarked.
And of course, I would love for someone like you to have it, so I can see your notes.

http://www.amazon.com/Olives-Oranges-Recipes-Flavor-Secrets/dp/061867764X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=booksqid=1229361206&sr=8-1

Risottogirl's picture

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Okay, I bought Olives and Oranges. And Arabesque. And Spice. And A Platter of Figs.


Technically that is 4 not 3.5 cookbooks.


LOL


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

dorcast's picture

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Well done, good shopping! I think they could count as 3.5, as they are similarly themed, it's really not like 4 whole books.
I can't wait to hear what you make.

I recently made the Honey and Chili Roasted Duck with Fennel and Farro. The recipe used Chestnut Honey, which I hadn't tried before, it's nice - not too sweet. I did end up sticking the whole thing under the broiler quickly as it hadn't crisped up enough, but the flavor
was really great.

Risottogirl's picture

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Well, they were all too much to resist at Jessica's Biscuit, way less than Amazon, with free regular shippping AND a free copy of The American Dictionary of Food and Drink (my choice from a few options) AND a free subscription to Gourmet (also my choice from a few options).


And, Marie Louise, I live just a couple towns away from JB so regular shipping takes like a DAY. Hee ;)


I'm sure they are there already, though I am traveling this week.



Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay


Edited 1/28/2009 7:30 pm ET by Risottogirl

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Marie Louise's picture

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You are lucky about JB; you east coasters are responsible for keeping them in business, then.

Heather's picture

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Impressive list. You are going to have fun.

Lee's picture

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Tee hee.  Pitiful, isn't it?  I have all of those.  I'd be interested in your feedback.

Marie Louise's picture

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If you remember, I am also a fan of giving away cookbooks. But I am unclear on the concept of not replacing them 1:1. Isn't making room for new ones the whole point?

We all have to do what we can for the economy. Don't make me by a Hummer, though.