Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead
Recipes and Recollections from a Syrian Pioneer
In the 1920s, Habeeb Salloum's parents left behind the orchards and vineyards of French-occupied Syria to seek a new life on the windswept, drought-stricken Canadian prairies. With recollections that show the grit and improvisation of early Syrian pioneers, Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead demonstrates Salloum's love of traditional Arab cuisine. By growing "exotic" crops brought from their country of origin--such as lentils, chickpeas, and bulgur--the Salloums survived the Dust Bowl conditions of the 1930s, and helped change the landscape of Canadian farming.
Over 200 recipes--from dumplings and lentil pies to zucchini mint soup--in this updated classic will provide today's foodies and urban farmers with dishes that are not only delicious, but also climate-friendly and gentle on your wallet!
"With recollections that show the grit and improvisation of early Syrian pioneers, Habeeb Salloum draws upon his own life experiences and family traditions in Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead: Recipes and Recollections from a Syrian Pioneer to demonstrate his love of traditional Arab cuisine. " Midwest Book Review
"The stylish new edition. ..touches on everything from the Syrian civil war to the meals that nourished Salloum's family through the Depression years. " The Globe and Mail