Arab Cooking on A Prairie Homestead

Arab Cooking on A Prairie Homestead

Recipes and Recollections From A Syrian Pioneer

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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!

Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780889775183
Characteristics: xiii, 355 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Salloum, Habeeb

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