In Mediterranean Street Food, Anissa Helou brings together some of the most memorable food in the world - everyday delicacies sold by street vendors or in simple shops. Interspersed with fascinating stories of her food adventures across the continents, Helou offers definitive recipes for favourites like Spanish tortilla, Italian panini, Morroccan tagines, Egyptian ful medammes, Turkish kebabs, and French pan bagnat. Brief introductions on the social and cultural histories of each country are followed by eight chapters divided by course or chief ingredient - recipes include soups, salads, and snacks, sandwiches, pizzas and breads, barbecues, one-pot meals, sweets and desserts and drinks. Each recipe in Mediterranean Street Food offers a delectable window into the rich food world of the Mediterranean, so that cooks as well as seasoned and armchair travellers alike can enjoy these unique culinary treats.
Anissa Helou, an art historian collector is the author of Cafe Morocco and Lebanese Cuisine which was named by the Los Angeles times as one of the best Cookbooks of 1998.