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Nistisima : the secret to delicious vegan cooking from the Mediterranean and beyond / Georgina Hayden.

Hayden, Georgina, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 641.5636 HAY (Text) 33500013710892 New Checked out 12/16/2022
Moorhead Public Library 641.5636 HAY (Text) 33500013710900 New Checked out 12/13/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781526630681
  • ISBN: 1526630680
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Breaking bread, breaking fast -- Salads, dips and pickles -- Harvest - seasonal vegetables -- Pantry - pulses and grains -- Cakes, biscuits and puddings -- Sweet preserves and drinks -- Essentials and stockists.
Summary, etc.:
"No fads, no frills, just 120 vegan recipes that have stood the test of time from award-winning food writer Georgina Hayden, currently appearing on Channel 4's The Great Cookbook Challenge. Nistisima means fasting food - food eaten during Lent and other times of fasting observed by those of Orthodox faith. Mostly this involves giving up meat and dairy and instead using vegetables, pulses and grains to create easy, delicious dishes that all just happen to be vegan. In this book, Georgina draws on the history and culture around nistisimo cooking in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Eastern Europe to share the simple, nutritious and flavour-packed recipes at the heart of the practice, including: Salatet malfouf cabbage slaw; Briam ('Greek ratatouille'); Pumpkin, raisin and harissa pie; Kibbet el raheb, 'monks' soup'; Jewelled lentil moutzentra; Rizogalo rose rice pudding with roasted strawberries; Moustokouloura spiced grape, honey and chocolate biscuits. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more plant-based food, Nistisima offers you tried and tested recipes that celebrate the very best of this tradition - all bursting with flavour and all surprisingly vegan"--Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 July #1
    Nistisima, Greek for fasting foods, take center stage in Hayden's tribute to Greek Orthodox traditions, recipes, and stories from her family's and friends' Mediterranean heritage. Part lesson in religion and history, it combines plant-based eats, new twists on Mediterranean foods, and evocative photography. Za'atar buns, makdous (eggplants with walnuts and chili), and charred watermelon and pistachio salad will have kitchen enthusiasts readying their backyards for summer evening spreads, while heartier fare such as legume-based stews (think black-eyed peas, favas, and lentils) will warm bellies on cooler nights. Some recipes meander pleasantly away from Hayden's Cypriot ancestry to incorporate flavors from Serbia, Jordan, and Romania. Most dishes are approachable (ingredients like pomegranate molasses and mastic may be difficult to source), but advance preparation of dishes will be required to put together a complete meal as suggested. While in a traditional sense the dishes presented here symbolize restraint, they will be a treat to the newcomers interested in preparing them. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Georgina Hayden is a cook, food writer and stylist. She writes for publications such as The Telegraph, Delicious Magazine and Observer Food Monthly, and in 2021 she won the Fortnum & Mason Best Cookery Writer Award for her work in Waitrose Food magazine. She has appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, and regularly appears on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and BBC1's Saturday Kitchen. Her first book, Stirring Slowly, was published in 2016, followed by the book about the food of her Cypriot family, Taverna, in 2019. Nistisima is her third book. Georgina documents her recipes and food travels on her Instagram page @georgiepuddingnpie. She lives in London.

Subject: Vegan cooking.
Cooking, Mediterranean.
Cooking, Middle Eastern.
HOUSE & HOME / General.
Cooking, Mediterranean.
Cooking, Middle Eastern.
Vegan cooking.
Genre: Cookbook

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