Jerusalem cookbook recipe: Hoummos Kawarma with lemon

Jerusalem: A Cookbook


Chocolate Krantz Cake (from Jerusalem Cookbook)

The competition is now closed and thanks to everyone that entered this competition – I’m chuffed that it even got re-tweeted by Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi! The Co-pilot has completed his judging duties and… a big congratulations to Lizzy and Denise on winning the two Jerusalem cookbooks!

One Christmas after the birth of our second child,my hubby left my Christmas gift at home. We had travelled to my parents for Christmas. He asked me what I wanted, and I said I didn’t know. So he bought me a box of “I don’t knows”, random craft items. Glitter glue, textas, sticky tape. This year I got a box of Lyndt Chocolates. He likes to buy random gifts….I wish he would by me random cookbooks like the Jerusalem cookbook.

From the Jerusalem cookbook....yum!

  • jacquelineReply
    October 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    i made this tonight. my long awaited jerusalem cookbook came in the mail today. i found it was good with almonds since i didnt have pistachios, and next time will not bother with the expensive pine nuts since i aint rich. almonds were great. this will probably be standard in my house as its very similar to what my husband grew up with in algeria. i will try with peanuts even to make it a cheaper dinner, and ground beef seems like it would be fine.

    one thing that he didnt seem to mention was that most ground lamb is 80/20 which is pretty fatty, and so i had to drain mine after the meat browned or it would be fat soup.

    • Catherine MayhewReply
      October 20, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      All good points. I think I look at recipes the way you do – as jumping off points. In fact, I think I’ll steal a couple of your jumping off points (almonds, ground beef).

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    Once we were back home, I bought the Jerusalem cookbook promptly – but instead of keeping it for myself, I gave it to the Co-pilot’s mother for Christmas. (It’s not a selfless plan mind you, as the Co-pilot’s mum is a brilliant cook and with some strategic enthusiastic finger pointing and page tapping, I’ll be leaving less than subtle hints on the recipes I’d like to see recreated for family dinners). Evil genius, I know.

    We had lunch with friends yesterday who already have the Jerusalem Cookbook. The slow cooked lamb and salads made from recipes in the book were simply ,,, nom nom nom :)))