Snackistan: Street Food, Comfort Food, Meze - informal eating in the Middle East & beyond

Non-Fiction, Food & Drink, National & Regional Cuisine, Food by Region A-Z, Middle Eastern Cookery, Home
Hardback Published on: 03/10/2013
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Beautifully presented with lots of delicious and easy to follow recipes. I really liked the selection of different food and drinks. This would make an exce... READ MORE
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames
Great book
The book's cover design invites you to pick it up and look through it. Inside, the recipes are beautifully presented and are delicious. Each time I look th... READ MORE
Abby at Uxbridge
As someone who could happily live off Falafel and hummous, I am definitely biased towards this book. You don't need to be too skilled a cook to tackle most... READ MORE
Richard Keay
Time to take a trip to Snackistan
Having loved Sally's previous books I was really looking forward to this one. It doesn't disappoint. There is much more covered than snacks and street food... READ MORE
Laura Walsham


Hot on the heels of Veggiestan, Sally Butcher brings us Snackistan: a fictitious land where tummies are always full, and there’s a slightly naughty smile on every face. Snackistan does not, of course, exist, any more than Veggiestan does. It is, rather, a borderless confederation of the Middle East’s favourite foodstuffs. The simple fare that people actually eat on a daily basis: dishes they prepare at home, or cook to share with friends, or look forward to indulging in at the end of the week. We all like to snack – increasingly, formal dining is being nudged aside in favour of meze-style spreads. And, at the same time, street food has come of age. In malls and farmers markets across the world, food on the hoof has become a stylish and popular way to feed. This book picks out the Middle East’s most exciting street foods and meze dishes, together with a range of homely and simple snack recipes elicited from family and friends. Chapters comprise Nuts and Nibbles, Fishy Things, Meat on Sticks, Meat Not on Sticks, Salady Stuff, Hot Veggie Dishes, Mostly Carbs, Puds, & Something to Wash it Down With. The burst of flavours is intoxicating, as is Sally's trademark wit and attention to detail – a must-buy for all Middle Eastern food enthusiasts.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781909108301
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 940g
  • Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 27 mm

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