The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia

The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia

Ariana Lindquist

that includes rustic heart japanese dishes infused with the flavors of East Africa, India, and Persia, The meals of Oman presents the scrumptious range of the tiny Arabian Sultanate via a hundred recipes, lush images, and tales from the folk at the back of the foodstuff in an immersive creation to a desirable, little-known nook of the world.

In the Arabian Gulf, simply east of Saudi Arabia and around the sea from Iran, the kitchens of Oman are choked with the engaging, mysterious aroma of a spice bazaar: musky black limes, earthy cloves, warming cinnamon, cumin, and coriander all play opposed to the comforting smell of simmering basmati rice. past those kitchens, the rocky crags of Jabal Akhdar tower, palm timber sway alongside the coast of Salalah, sand dunes ripple throughout Sharqiyah, and the calls to prayer echo from minarets all through city Muscat. In The nutrition of Oman, American nutrition author Felicia Campbell invitations readers to trip along with her into domestic kitchens, beachside barbeques, royal weddings, and humble teashops. realize along with her the tremendous variety of flavors and cultures within the tiny Sultanate of Oman.

Omani food is rooted in a Bedouin tradition of hospitality—using no matter what is available to feed a wandering stranger or a crowd of friends—and is infused with the wealthy bounty of interloping seafarers and overland Arabian caravan investors who, over the centuries, introduced with them the flavors of East Africa, Persia, Asia, and past. In Oman, everyday constituents mingle in interesting new methods: Zanzibari biryani is scented with rosewater and cloves, seafood soup is enlivened with sizzling pink pepper and turmeric, eco-friendly bananas are spiked with lime, eco-friendly chili, and coconut. The recipes in The foodstuff of Oman provide chefs a brand new international of flavors, concepts, and proposal, whereas the luxurious images and engaging tales supply an creation to the tradition of a humans whose adventurous palates and deep love of feeding and being fed gave upward push to this unheard of cuisine.

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