by Nevin Halici
In this sensuous journey of earthly and spiritual delights, Nevin Halici combines culinary history with over one hundred sumptuous recipes inspired by the teachings of Sufism, including preserved rose petals, snow halvah, and baklava prepared with water in which oak ashes have been soaked overnight.
The eating and preparation of food is at the heart of Sufi religious practices and beliefs. In this fascinating book, Nevin Halici combines recipes inspired by the teachings of Sufism with the culinary history, origins, and rituals that make these dishes unique. With a foreword by renowned food writer Claudia Roden, Sufi Cuisine offers a truly inspiring array of dishes from a simple lentil soup and flatbread to exotic rose petal jam. Full of charming anecdotes, poetry from the great Sufi mystic, Rumi, and delightful recipes, Sufi Cuisine is a pleasure for the mind and the palate.
"A rare treat."--Claudia Roden
"A true celebration of a beautiful community, and the rich culinary traditions that have helped to build it."--Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Nevin Halici is one of Turkey's leading cookery writers. She has published nine books on cookery, including Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook.
2005, Paperback, 240 pages, 8.0" x 8.0"