Sameh Wadi is the chef/co-owner of Saffron and World Street Kitchen in Minneapolis. Saffron was voted one of "America’s Top Restaurants" and "Best Middle Eastern Restaurant." Bon Appetit named World Street Kitchen one of the "50 Best New Restaurants in America 2013" and Thrillist.com named it one of the "33 Best New Restaurants in America 2013." Sameh was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation "Best Chef" and "Rising Star" awards. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Mediterranean dishes are known for their fresher, lighter ingredients and unique and inspiring spices. The recipes in this book are no different, giving readers tons of delicious and one-of-a-kind meals that’ll impress everyone at the dinner table.
Sameh Wadi, chef and co-owner of the popular Minneapolis restaurant Saffron and Iron Chef contestant, provides recipes that are simple enough for home cooks but that still represent the flavors and cooking techniques that define the Mediterranean. Recipes include Duck Kefta Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Tomato Sauce, Whole Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Ancient Arab Spices, Goat Cheese Manti with Light Herb Broth and Spanish-Inspired Braised Chicken & Prawns.
These 100 recipes span the Mediterranean—from Lebanon and Morocco to Egypt and Turkey—and everywhere in between, making this cookbook the perfect companion for anyone who wants to explore the region without ever leaving their kitchen.