Author(s): Anissa Helou
A sweeping culinary journey across the Islamic world, and a celebration of its most iconic recipes.
A diverse and rich culinary tradition has evolved in every place touched by Islam, always characterised by deliciousness and fragrance, a love of herbs and the deft use of spices.
Anissa Helou 's Feast represents an extraordinary journey through place and time, travelling from Senegal to Indonesia via the Arab, Persian, Mughal or North African heritage shared by so many dishes. In addition to the great classics, like slow-cooked biryani or crisp fattoush, recipes include local variations and specialities such as Iranian pomegranate soup or Turkish fried mussels.
Wide-ranging and comprehensive, this is a dazzling mosaic of Islamic food culture across the globe.