Orient Express by Silvena Rowe
Fast Food from the Eastern Mediterranean

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Orient Express is for busy cooks who want a touch of the light, beautiful cuisine of the eastern Mediterranean.

Following her acclaimed Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume, Silvena Rowe turns her focus to the delicious small dishes that you would find in the bustling street markets of Damascus or Istanbul -koftes, falafels and pilafs-as well as delicious puddings such as vanilla baklava, and chocolate and pistachio mousse.

In this treasure trove of a book she presents 100 light, enticing new recipes, perfectly balanced for mezze-style summer meals. This is a cuisine both for celebrating and for sharing: Ottoman-inspired food, based around stunning combinations of sweet and sour-honey and cinnamon, saffron and sumac-and given a brilliant modern twist by one of the most exciting chefs working today.

Silvena Rowe has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the foods and culinary traditions of the eastern Mediterranean. Her cooking is light and the presentation of her dishes is elegant and sophisticated, while the flavors are powerful and the textures balanced. Her enthusiasm for the food of her heritage is evident on every page.

About Silvena Rowe

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Silvena Rowe was born and raised in the ancient city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, just three hundred miles from Istanbul. Her Turkish father instilled in her a love of cooking, and he passed down, as generations had before him, the traditions of the Ottoman cuisine. Rowe is the executive chef at Quince at the iconic May Fair Hotel in London. A popular British television personality, she is a regular guest on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen and ITV's This Morning. She has written for the Guardian and served as a consultant on the David Cronenberg film Eastern Promises. Her first book, Feasts, won the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award. She lives in London, England.
Published January 3, 2013 by Interlink Pub Group. 200 pages
Genres: Self Help, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Looking to capture the unique flavors and relaxed atmosphere of the Eastern Mediterranean, London-based chef and food writer Rowe (Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume) groups 100-plus small dishes and street foods

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