This book is a collection of Victoria's recipes. Born in Iraq, and lived in Basra for over fifty years, Victoria was renowned for her cooking. The author, spent months with his mother, Victoria, photographing every step and capturing every detail.
This cookbook range from simple everyday meals such as mezza and kabab, to the more exotic dishes like dolma, kibbi and biryani. These dishes, passed down from generation to generation, truly mirror the diversity of the cultures of Iraq and the Middle East.
Inspired by her travels to neighboring countries, before finally settling in California, Victoria brought to her table a delicious range of ingredients and recipes that evoke the culture and cuisine of the countries she visited and the people she met..
Peppered with Arabic quotes, phrases, and fables this beautifully illustrated book captures the essence of the Arabic culture, the diversity of its food, and the passion of the woman who devoted her life paying tribute to it –... More > Nana Victoria.< Less
I have heard wonderful stories about Nana Victoria, and I have tried some of her recipes. Also, three of her grandchildren and two of her sons are friends of mine. It is a beautiful family, and I know she was a beautiful woman! Her recipes are filled with love and deliciousness. Do yourself a favor and try them! You'll be so glad you did :)
Very well written, and well put together cookbook. The author did a fantastic job capturing the essence of Victoria's talent in the kitchen and way of living (basically two of the same). The ingredients are very specific and directions can easy be followed by anyone. This cookbook is fantastic and would make a great gift for any seasoned cook or beginner in college that misses the taste of authentic home cooking. 5 stars all around.
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