Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons: Enchanting Dishes from the Middle East, Mediterranean and North Africa

by Diana Henry

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Original Publisher
Octopus/Mitchell Beazley
Date of publication

Recommended by

Maria Elia


So very hard to pick which of Diana's books to include, they're all epics and favourites. Full of adventure, inspiration and vibrant ingredients. Diana writes with so much passion,it's as though she's right there in the room with you.

Eleanor Ford

Food writer

I could have chosen any of Diana Henry’s brilliant books but this is the one that made me want to be a food writer. The title, pictures and vibrant flavours all felt game changing when it was released. It is just as inspiring today.

Julia Platt Leonard

Writer and Food Consultant

I'd take any of Diana's books but this one changed the way I thought about food. Sumac and lebneh and things that were exotic and delicious. Plus she is a real writer's writer. A book that is lovely to cook from and to simply read.

Kay Plunkett-Hogge

Food writer

Diana’s writing is some of the best out there. This is the first cook book I bought after I got married, and it took me on a magic carpet ride into Middle Eastern flavour.

Di Murrell

Food writer

Great book I turn to frequently full of tasty ideas.

Trine Hahnemann

Food writer, Chef and owner of Hahnemannns Køkken

Enjoyed reading this book

Fiona Cairns


Helen Graves

Food and travel writer

Vanessa Kimbell

Sourdough baker, writer & food activist

Alice Fotheringham and Catherine Gazzoli

Director (Alice) and Founder (Catherine) of Baby's Taste Journey

Julia Turshen

Food writer