An Edible Mosaic Cookbook Giveaway

I recently received a copy of Faith Gorsky’s new cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair

Faith writes the popular blog, An Edible Mosaic, and in her debut book with the same name, Faith imparts her favorite Middle Eastern recipes. Her love for the cuisine of her husband’s homeland shows in her enthusiasm for these dishes and the awareness that food is more than just a means of sustenance for the people of the Middle East—it lies at the epicenter of their gatherings with family and friends.

The book contains over 100 authentic Middle Eastern recipes mostly taught to Faith by her mother-in-law, Sahar, during the time she spent in the Middle East after marrying. If you enjoy Middle Eastern food but didn’t grow up learning how to cook it, Faith explains thing in an approachable way that is easy to follow.

The books is rich in beautiful food photography, shot by Faith, and her photos make me want to start cooking.

Included in the book:

Cooking Tips and Techniques

Basic Cooking Tools

Buying the Right Middle Eastern Ingredients

Basic Recipes

Breads and Pies


Vegetable and Rice Side Dishes

Appetizers and Light Meals

Beans and Lentils

Chicken and Seafood

Beef and Lamb



Middle Eastern Grocery Stores

Sample recipes include:

Parsley Salad with Bulgur Wheat (Tabbouleh)

Creamy Chickpea and Yogurt Casserole (Fetteh)

Mashed Fava Beans with Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, and Garlic (Foul Mudammas)

Ground Chicken Kebabs (Kebab Dajaj)

Sumac-Spiced Chicken (MÆsakhkhan)

Upside-Down Rice Casserole (Maqluba)

Date-Filled Cookies (MaÆamoul)

Related recipes:

Curried Ginger and Raisin Lentils (vegan, GF) – An easy, one-pot, hearty meal that’s rich in a multitude of flavor layers and textures

Baked Parsnip Fries with Creamy Balsamic Reduction Dip (vegan, GF)- Crispy, crunchy, and I prefer them over regular fries for their slight gingery kick and they’re healthier, with a cooling creamy dip

Coconut Rice with Garbanzo Beans, Artichokes, and Vegetables – A creamy, hearty one-pot dish that has a secret flavor twist in the form of peanut butter, and combined with the coconut milk, this is such a decadent vegan dish

Caramelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea “Peanuts” (vegan, GF) – Roasting chickpeas with a cinnamon-sugar coating that caramelizes while it bakes results in chickpeas that almost taste like honey roasted peanuts. I can polish off a tray standing in front of the oven before they even cool – so addicting

Roasted Grapes and Balsamic Reduction with Cheese and Crackers – Roasting grapes brings out their natural sweetness and they absorb just a bit of the olive oil while roasting. If you ever have grapes that are a bit past their prime, roasting them is a great way to use them. Drizzled in balsamic vinegar, and served with cheese and crackers, this is an easy holiday party appetizer

One lucky reader will win a copy of An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair

Comment below to enter the giveaway. Leave a separate comment for each entry:

1. What’s one of your favorite ethnic cuisines or ethnic recipes? (recipe links encouraged)

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

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Contest ends Tuesday, November 13, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.

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  21. I don’t cook middle eastern food but I sure love to eat it…I seem to lean to mexican or greek….but those pictures totally make me think I need to start cooking that food!

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