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August 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Ultimate Guide to the One-of-a-Kind Flavors of the Middle East
Delight your senses and excite your palate as Yaniv Cohen, aka The Spice Detective, leads you on a culinary tour through the exciting world of Middle Eastern spices. Divided into 15 chapters organized by spice, such as “Nigella Seed,” “Turmeric,” and “Sumac,” MY SPICED KITCHEN covers a vast array of the region’s cooking styles.
With a lineup of delicious recipes, Yaniv highlights each spice’s unique flavor and illustrates how spice can be incorporated into nearly every meal.. In a blend of traditional and modern cuisine, he expertly reveals the fullness of Middle Eastern spices in such dishes as Baharat-Scented Lamb Loin with Mint Pesto, Tunisian Caraway Carrot Salad, Cardamom Yemenite Beef Soup, Cinnamon-Scented Moroccan Couscous with Dried Fruit, Fresh Strawberries Stuffed with Clove-Spiced “Cheesecake” Mousse, Pan-Fried Cauliflower Steak in Nigella Seed Batter and Spiced Coriander Banana Cookies.
Going above and beyond just the recipes, Yaniv also dives deep into the history and properties of each spice at the beginning of each chapter, such as explaining the origins of the name of Egyptian spice dukkah or how coriander’s healing effects have been used to treat anemia and high cholesterol. In addition, MY SPICED KITCHEN features “The Spice Detective’s Tips for Cooking and Using Spices,” such as how to buy spices, the best ways to preserve the strength of spices, and how to mix them into dishes to create cohesive and distinctive flavors.
To anyone looking to add vibrancy to their dishes: This cookbook belongs on your shelf.
About the Author
Chef Yaniv Cohen serves as vice president and culinary director of the catering, design, and production company, Shiraz Creative where he has directed events for Prada and Louis Vuitton and is additionally the creator of the spice-focused blog The Spice Detective. He has been featured in Aventura, Miami Modern Luxury, and Bello magazines and has recently opened a Middle Eastern and North African-inspired restaurant, Jaffa, in the St. Roche Market Food Hall in Miami’s Design District.