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Backyard Kitchen: The Main Course (Sephardic Heritage Project, 2020) is a collection of entree recipes handed down from mother to daughter over several generations. It is the second in a series of kosher cookbooks, each with a different theme.
With over 90 recipes and magnificent images, Backyard Kitchen: The Main Course, offers entrée recipes, many of which are traditional to Middle Eastern homes. Some recipes have been Americanized or I provide suggestions to use healthier ingredients, which differ from what might have been available a century ago.
The genesis for Backyard Kitchen came from Esther Salem, Sarina’s Syrian grandmother, who came to America as an immigrant in 1921, and could not read or write. She met Selim, her future husband, at the Egyptian Rose restaurant, owned by her sister, on the Lower East Side. When they moved to Bensonhurst, Esther and Selim converted the garage of their home into a kosher kitchen – a backyard kitchen.
The cookbooks are complemented by Sarina’s blogs, an iPhone app called Sarina’s Sephardic Cuisine, and the sarinassephardiccuisine.com website.
Proceeds from the books benefit Sephardic Heritage Project (sephardicheritageproject.org).
The books are available o Amazon.com. Kindle versions available also.