Archive for the ‘Mediterranean Cuisine’ Category
Kitchen Table Bakers of Syosset, NY has created an All Parmesan Gourmet Cheese Crisp that is naturally gluten-free, but that doesn’t compromise on taste.
Kitchen Table Bakers All Parmesan Gourmet Cheese Crisps are a unique, all-natural, wafer-thin cracker that is made entirely out of Parmesan cheese. With cheese being the only ingredient, they are naturally free of wheat and gluten, but also of trans fats and sugar. They offer a salty crunch that is a safe and suitable indulgence for those suffering from celiac disease or other gluten allergies.
Kitchen Table Bakers’ crisps have won numerous NASFT sofi-awards, the highest honor in the specialty food trade, and are delicious on their own or paired with your favorite soups, salads, dips, and more. They can be found in the cheese departments of many grocery stores nationwide, as well as online at kitchentablebakers.com.
Spiced Raw Garbanzo Beans
Compliments of Chef Joumana Accad
When garbanzos get harvested, one can find them in Lebanon sold from street vendors on the side of the road, in big bushy bunches with their tender husks; people will buy them and spend a leisurely afternoon peeling them and eating them with a glass of arak or beer.
Here in the US, raw garbanzos are found in Middle-Eastern stores or hispanic stores, maybe even at farmer’s markets; since they are produced in the US, they can also be obtained from local producers.
Raw garbanzo beans are light and crunchy; no trace of starch here. Peel the beans and wash them; then simply squeeze a lime on them and toss them in your favorite spices; paprika, cumin, turmeric, dry mustard, salt, black pepper, could all be used. Eat as a snack anytime or as part of a mezze.
Turkish author, Aslihan Sabanci has won the award for ‘Best Health and Nutrition Book’ at the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Her best-selling cookbook “Gluten Free Mediterranean Gourmet Cuisine” took first place over four competitors.
The award was presented at the Gourmand 2012 award ceremony at the historical Folies Bergere Theatre last night. Speaking from the ceremony, Aslihan Sabanci said ‘I am thrilled to receive such a distinguished and highly regarded honor from Gourmand. The book is a result of many years of research, study and passion and I am pleased to share it with the literary industry as a whole’.
Gluten Free Gourmet Mediterranean Cuisine previously received the Gourmand Award for ‘Best Turkish Health and Nutrition Book’ Aslihan Sabanci will be showcasing at the Paris Cookbook fair in the CentQuatre (booth A-10, Nef Curial).
About the book:
Diagnosed with food sensitivities Aslihan Sabanci looked no further than her kitchen to combat her challenging health issues. Inspired to share with others the simple dietary steps it took to improve her wellbeing ‘Gluten Free Mediterranean Gourmet Cuisine’ was born.
Aslihan’s recipes are healthy, creative and simple. She pairs delicious appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts are with accredited scientific analysis, enabling the reader to intellectually embrace the value of eating for a stronger immune system. The collection also navigates the usual taste sacrifices of gluten-free cooking, bringing the passion and color of unmistakably good Mediterranean cuisine to the everyday dining table.
The book was translated into English after success in Turkey. For more information, visit www.glutenfreemediterraneangourmetcuisines.com and www.glutensizgurmelezzetler.com.