Cooking the Middle Eastern Way
From the Series Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition
The Middle East boasts a long, intricate history and a vibrant modern culture that is reflected in their cuisine. Lamb is the most commonly used meat and locally grown beans, rice, dates, and nuts are popular ingredients. Some dishes are shared by many countries in the region, but each nation also has its own specialties, leading to a diverse and interesting blend of dishes.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
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“The photographs of some of the finished dishes are mouthwatering.” —The Horn Book Guide
Author: Alison Behnke
Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Alison Behnke had the good fortune to live in Rome, Italy, for three years while in grade school. Not only did this move expand her horizons enormously and introduce her to one of the world’s best and most beautiful cities, but it provided her with a wealth of writing material. Even before her Roman holiday, however, Alison knew that she wanted to be an author—a desire which, according to her parents, she first voiced around age six. Good teachers, avid reading, and a children's librarian for a mother all fed the fire. Alison went on to take a degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and at present count she has written more than thirty books. Alison lives in Minneapolis, and when she's neither reading nor writing, she spends her time on pursuits including photography, travel, and striving to make the perfect espresso.