by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley


Founding member of Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, is your host and Tara Wigley - also part of the Ottolenghi family - is your guide in this award-winning celebration of Palestinian food. The book starts with Sami’s father’s favorite breakfast egg recipe, through to various ways with hummus, veggie sides, salads, fish, meat and breads such as Sweet Tahini Rolls and Sumac Buns. There is even a Palestinian Bakewell Tart.

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Winner of Fortnum & Mason Cookery Book of the Year 2021, Falastin is a love letter to Palestine. An evocative collection of over 110 unforgettable recipes and stories from the co-authors of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, and Ottolenghi SIMPLE.

Travelling through Bethlehem, East Jerusalem, Nablus, Haifa, Akka, Nazareth, Galilee and the West Bank, Sami and Tara invite you to experience and enjoy unparalleled access to Sami's homeland. As each region has its own distinct identity and tale to tell, there are endless new flavour combinations to discover.

The food is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary, with recipes that have been handed down through the generations and reworked for a modern home kitchen, alongside dishes that have been inspired by Sami and Tara's collaborations with producers and farmers throughout Palestine.

With stunning food and travel photography plus stories from unheard Palestinian voices, this innovative cookbook will transport you to this rich land.

So get ready to laden your table with the most delicious of foods - from abundant salads, soups and wholesome grains to fluffy breads, easy one-pot dishes and perfumed sweet treats - here are simple feasts to be shared and everyday meals to be enjoyed. These are stunning Palestinian-inspired dishes that you will want to cook, eat, fall in love with and make your own.

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