The Arab-Israeli Cookbook
by Robin Soans
About the book
Winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2004 and a Special Jury Prize for Peace for giving Arabs and Jews cultural equity within one book.
Simple recipes offering the best of Middle Eastern food and more. Gathered in Israel and Palestine from ordinary people going about their everyday lives, the author found that each person had a story to tell and a recipe to cook. Robin Soans tells of his moving encounters with the people of the region and provides authentic pictures of those he met, the places he visited and the food he tasted. We bring you their individual recipes handed down through the generations – from carrot cake to kebabs, from falafels to gefilte fish, from tabbouleh to tuna melt …
About the author
As an actor, Robin has appeared in eighty plays, thirty-six of them in London, with work at the National Theatre, The Royal Court, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Hampstead, The Tricycle, The Bush and The Young Vic. He has made thirty television appearances and been in twelve films. As a writer, he co-wrote Chobham Armour at the Half Moon Theatre; there then followed Bet Noir (Young Vic); Sinners and Saints (Croydon Warehouse); Will and Testament (Oval); and Not Today Thank you for Capital Radio. In 2000, he wrote A State Affair for Out of Joint. It went on two national tours, had two runs at Soho Theatre and was invited to be performed in the House of Lords. In November 2004 he helped research and then wrote Talking to Terrorists, a co-production between The Royal Court and Out of Joint, and directed by Max Stafford-Clark. It toured for two months and arrived at the Royal Court on 1st July 2005.