The Food of Oman Cookbook Review

The Food of Oman Cookbook Review

Title: The Food of Oman
Author: Felicia Campbell
Published: 2015, Andrew McMeel Publishing
No. of Pages: 288
Cover Price: $40.00 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

Middle Eastern food is certainly the rage lately, and so for those who are looking to cook this luscious food at home, The Food of Oman, by Felicia Campbell, is a great choice. Not only does this cookbook have delicious, authentic recipes, but it is absolutely beautiful, with gorgeous colored photographs of both food and the country of Oman. In fact, it's not only a cookbook, but a reference book with tons of fascinating information on the country as well as its history.

When discussing Middle Eastern countries, Oman isn’t one that comes up often; it is almost a secret, but a secret with incredible food and a culture dating back thousands of years. The food has been influenced by many cultures, and features dishes borrowed or adapted from East Africa, India, Iran, and others. The recipes are very intriguing, and there are explanations of the ingredients used, where to get them, and substitutions if necessary. Rice is a staple in the country of Oman, and there are dozens of exotic rice dishes such as biryanis, Kubulis, curries, and kabobs. There are decadent recipes using lamb, and also chicken and beef. Because the country is 87% Muslim, pork doesn’t play a role in the food served in Oman, but there is enough variety that everyone will be able to find something wonderful to cook.

Campbell has a nice writing style, making this book not only one to cook from, but also very readable. It has all of the components of what cooks prefer to see in a good cookbook: index, table of contents, pictures, mouthwatering recipes, and explanations and historical facts of a country that is not well known in western cultures. This cookbook is so nice, in fact, it can easily be used as a coffee table book and would make a nice gift. For those cooks who want something a little different, this book is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this cookbook.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia, Hardcover

The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia, Kindle

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