Recipes From an Omani Kitchen and Beyond
by Macki, Dina | Arabian peninsula
Published 01/02/2024 by Dorling Kindersley Ltd (DK) in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 256 pages

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WINNER OF THE JANE GRIGSON TRUST AWARD 2023ONE OF THE EVENING STANDARDS BEST COOKBOOKS OF 2024With honesty and curiosity, British-born Omani-Zanzibari chef Dina Macki explores the unique foodscape of Oman, in the first Omani cookbook to be written by an Omani chef.

Bahari, meaning ‘ocean’ in Swahili, is a culinary exploration of the rich flavours and history of Omani cuisine, a food culture shaped by boundless coastlines and complex maritime history, with origins and influences spanning Pakistan, Iran, India, the Swahili coast, and Portugal.

In this distinctive cookbook, Dina Macki travels across Oman and Zanzibar, unearthing regional delicacies and recreating the food of her heritage. With more than 90 recipes for meat, fish, and vegetables, homemade breads and dips, desserts and drinks, Macki invites us into her kitchen, showing us how to create exquisite Omani dishes at home. Tapping into the stories behind the recipes and ingredients, Macki brings a fresh perspective in nuanced essays and identity exploring how food connects us to our past and our communities.