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Palestine – a celebration of food from land and sea

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<i>Baladi</i> by Joudie Kalla

Baladi by Joudie Kalla [©Murdoch Books]


Following on from her bestselling Palestine on a Plate, Joudie Kalla introduces readers to even more of the Middle East's best kept secret – Palestinian cuisine.

‘Baladi’ means ‘my home, land and country’ in Farsi and Joudie once again pays homage to her homeland of Palestine by showcasing some of its wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes.

Baladi features recipes that are broadly categorised according to the part of the country from where they primarily hail, such as the land, the sea and the forest.

Experience the wonderful flavours of Palestine through Daoud Basha (lamb meatballs cooked in a tamarind and tomato sauce served with caramelised onions and vermicelli rice); Fatayer Sabanekh (spinach, sumac and onion patties); Samak Makli (fried fish selection with courgette mint and yogurt dip); Halawet il Smeed (buttery semolina and orange blossom dessert), and many more sensational recipes.

Dishes are designed to go together and Joudie explains how to approach matching recipes together for a meal, although at the end of the day she takes an entirely flexible approach – choose what you fancy and create your own tasty combinations!


About the Author

Joudie Kalla is the author of the best selling Palestine on a Plate and has been working as a chef in London for over 17 years. Of Palestinian descent, she trained at the prestigious Leith's School of Food and Wine and has worked at restaurants such as Pengelleys, Daphnes and Papillon. She has been running her own private catering company for over eight years and ran a hugely popular deli, Baity Kitchen, for three years.


Baladi: a celebration of food from land and sea by Joudie Kalla is published by Mudoch Books (Syd, NSW; Oct 2018; HC; 256pp; RRP A$49.99).

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