Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews
When the Aleppian Jewish community migrated from the ancient city of Aleppo in historic Syria and settled in New York and Latin American cities within the early 20th century, it brought its wealthy cuisine and vibrant culture. Most Syrian recipes and traditions, then again, were not written down and existed only within the minds of older generations. Poopa Dweck, a first generation Syrian–Jewish American, has devoted much of her life to preserving and celebrating her community’s centuries–old legacy.
Dweck relates the history and culture of her community through its atypical cuisine, offering more than 180 exciting ethnic recipes with tantalizing photos and describing the unique customs that the Aleppian Jewish community observes all over holidays and lifecycle events. A number of the impossible to resist recipes are:
•Bazargan–Tangy Tamarind Bulgur Salad
•Shurbat Addes–Hearty Red Lentil Soup with Garlic and Coriander
•Kibbeh–Stuffed Syrian Meatballs with Ground Rice
•Samak b’Batata–Baked Middle Eastern Whole Fish with Potatoes
•Sambousak–Buttery Cheese–Filled Sesame Pastries
•Eras bi’Ajweh–Date–Filled Crescents
•Chai Na’na–Refreshing Mint Tea
Like mainstream Middle Eastern cuisines, Aleppian Jewish dishes are alive with flavor and healthful ingredients–featuring whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil–but with their very own distinct cultural influences. In Aromas of Aleppo, cooks will discover the most productive of Poopa Dweck’s recipes, which gracefully combine Mediterranean and Levantine influences, and range from small delights (or maza) to day by day meals and regal holiday feasts–such as the twelve–course Passover seder.
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