Whispers from a Lebanese Kitchen
Publication Date: 1 April 2011
Nouha Taouk is a Lebanese-Australian from a vibrant family cooking tradition. In her first book, she shares the stories of her grandmother, Citi Leila, and the unique bond between the women in her family, created through cooking together. Culinary secrets and childhood memories are told over kneading bread, pickling vegetables and hand-moulding falafel. The traditions passed down from generation to generation are shared alongside authentic recipes for baba ghanoush, kofta and a rich array of Lebanese sweets. Discover the heart and soul of Lebanese cooking with Citi Leila and her family.
About The Author
Nouha Taouk is the oldest of five siblings, all born in Australia to Lebanese parents. She began cooking with her grandmother, Citi Leila, and mother, Joumana, when she was five years old, and continues to reinvent traditional Lebanese food in a modern Australian setting. Her life in the multicultural metropolis that is Sydney has inspired Nouha to record the unique history, traditions and recipes of her family.