Nistisima: The Secret to Delicious Mediterranean Vegan Food from the Sunday Times Bestselling Author

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Bloomsbury USA, Aug 2, 2022 - Cooking - 304 pages
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120 vegan recipes from the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Eastern Europe that have stood the test of time, from award-winning food writer Georgina Hayden.

In this beautiful cookbook filled with stories, tips, tricks, and striking four-color photography, Georgina Hayden looks to Greece, Cyprus, and beyond to share delicious, almost entirely natural dishes. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply interested in plant-based eating, you will enjoy these flavor-packed foods which draw from the tradition of nistisima, a Greek word that translates to Lenten, or fasting--often used in relation to animal products. Georgian Hayden explores the history and culture of nistisima to introduce home cooks to this new kind of vegan cooking which has been honed over centuries of religious practice. From bread to salads, dips, and pickles, to harvest cooking with seasonal vegetables, to cakes, puddings, and sweets, Nistisima features recipes for smokey red pepper and walnut flatbread; roast tomato, orzo, and rocket salad with roasted garlic dressing; fresh coriander and olive potatoes; broadbean falafel; and more nutritious, simple dishes more centered around Earth's bounty.

A must-have for every plant-focused cookbook shelf, Nistisima is an exciting approach to modern, environmentally equitable vegan cooking influenced by a celebrated tradition.

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Nistisima: The Secret to Delicious Vegan Cooking from the Mediterranean and Beyond

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“I am not here to tell you how to pray, how to live your life or even how to eat,” writes chef and food journalist Hayden (Taverna) in this exceptional collection of plant-based recipes mainly ... Read full review

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About the author (2022)

Georgina Hayden is a cook, food writer and stylist. She writes for publications such as The Telegraph, Delicious Magazine and Observer Food Monthly, and in 2021 she won the Fortnum & Mason Best Cookery Writer Award for her work in Waitrose Food magazine. She has appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, and regularly appears on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and BBC1's Saturday Kitchen. Her first book, Stirring Slowly, was published in 2016, followed by the book about the food of her Cypriot family, Taverna, in 2019. Nistisima is her third book. Georgina documents her recipes and food travels on her Instagram page @georgiepuddingnpie. She lives in London.

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