Making America Great—One Recipe at A Time
The Immigrant Cookbook, collected and edited by cookbook editor Leyla Moushabek is a triumph of a book that explores America’s immigrant heritage using the common denominator of food.
The book featuring a wide variety of cooks from well-known chefs like James Beard-award winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel and Daniel Bouloud. There are activist food celebrities like Jose Andres and farm-to-table heroes like April Bloomfield. Gourmet mavens such as D’Artagnan’s founder Ariane Daguin share space with bloggers, cookbook authors, and restaurateurs large and small.
Variety Is the Spice of Life
The variety of cultures represented—all within the nation’s borders—is wonderfully astounding and Lebanese, Syrian, Chinese, Korean, Malaysian French, Ethiopian, Haitian, Egyptian and Irish are just some of the cuisines explored in this book. Most of the recipes are family recipes, shared by food luminaries and offering a deliciously relatable view of what it means to be an American.
Comprising stories of adaptation, adoption, struggle and success, The Immigrant Cookbook, uses dishes upon a shared table to remind us of our similarities over our differences, even as the recipes demonstrate delicious variety. Recipes like Fly’s Head, from Taiwan, Moroccan Chicken Charmoula and Kaleh Kebab—Smoky Eggplant Dip—from Iran are but a sampling of this beautifully photographed, delectable cookbook that ranges from Appetizers to Desserts, Snacks and Side Dishes.
You can buy The Immigrant Cookbook here.