“Eat, Habibi, Eat” cookbook was chosen by the Globe and Mail as one of the best 100 books in 2021. The book, written by Egyptian-Canadian chef and TV personality Shahir Massoud, is about creative recipes from modern Egyptian cuisine. “Habibi” is an Arabic word which translates into “my darling”.
Massoud combines his family’s heritage meals with his French and Italian chef training, teaching people how to make Egyptian dishes using some special food items, but most ingredients can be found at the local grocery.
From there, readers will dive into the over 100 mouthwatering recipes for every meal and time of day. His joyful personality instills confidence in the home cook, enabling all to feed their friends and loved ones by sharing his personal stories.
“Eat, Habibi, Eat” encourages people to explore the rich spices and irresistible dishes of the Middle East at home.
The book collected 100 recipes ranging from classic mainstays like Shakshuka, Shawarma and Fattoush Salad, to modern plates like chickpea fries with harissa mayo and coffee, and coriander beef ribs with pomegranate BBQ sauce.
Whether the readers already love Middle Eastern cuisines or have never tried them, Massoud’s book will inspire them to try something new in the kitchen and have fun doing it.