COOKING UP A STORM – ZAHRA ABDALLA LAUNCHES DEBUT COOK BOOK IN THE REGION
⦁ Authors debut book ‘Cooking with Zahra’ launches all over UAE in March 2018
⦁ The book features over 100 original traditional and modern Middle Eastern recipes
March 1, 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Renowned culinary personality Zahra Abdalla has announced the launch of her very first cook book in the region. The book which is named after the authors popular cookery blog ‘Cooking with Zahra’ is a delicious and contemporary take on the alluring cuisine of the Middle East featuring both traditional and modern interpretations of regional flavours and ingredients.
In this book, Zahra Abdalla explores both her Arabic and Iranian heritage, her global upbringing, and her life in Dubai, and how all these elements combined influence her creations in the kitchen. Inspired by the UAE’s vision of bringing people from diverse cultures together, Cooking With Zahra experiments with international flavours featuring regionals nuances in all her recipes.
The book features a host of recipes and one of a kind creations exclusive to Zahra’s culinary brilliance such as the – Quinoa salad with roasted vegetables, Parsley & pomegranate salad, Saffron chicken with freekeh, Arabic spiced roast chicken with potatoes and carrots, Baked Salmon with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes, Orange spiced turkey recipe and a variety of scrumptious sweet recipes such as the Mango Kunafa cups & the Chocolate, Pistachio and cardamom cake.
From breakfast and starters to soups, mains and even feasts for special gatherings, the nearly 300-page book features over 120 recipes which are simple, healthy and easy-to-make. It includes both accessible cooking techniques as well as smart tips for busy mums juggling both professional and household responsibilities.
“I want my cook book to inspire readers to cook, home made meals are such an intimate part of a family structure, it is the only time in the day where everyone gathers together. Cooking should not be seen as a task rather a leisurely activity. My recipes are simple, quick, healthy and wholesome that can be relished by the whole family.” Says Zahra Abdalla, Author, Cooking With Zahra.
Accompanied by stunning photographs, the book features anecdotes that give readers an enticing glimpse into the author’s life as well as the scrumptious and historic food of the Middle East.
The book is available for sale at all major retailers including Borders, Magrudy’s, Kino and Jashanmal stores and is priced at AED 185.