A Taste of Eid

A celebration of food and culture- recipes for every occasion

Monday 27th April 2020 18:01 EDT

As Ramadan begins and the feast of Eid at its conclusion beckons, A Taste of Eid offers a seat at the table, showing how the feasts of Eid al-Fitr (Little Eid) and Eid al-Adha (Big Eid) are celebrated in the UK, UAE and wider Arab world, bringing together over 70 recipes from the hearts and homes of these countries. In 2020, Eid al-Fitr will take place on Saturday 23rd May. Eid al-Adha will take place between Thursday 30th July and Monday 3rd August.

The book includes a selection of showstopping breakfast dishes, feasting food for midday, wholesome favourites to share with family and friends, delightful bite-sized treats, drinks and crowd- pleasing puddings and pastries. Illustrated throughout in full colour, with interesting stories and anecdotes from its contributors, A Taste of Eid offers lots of traditional dishes, some with modern-day twists, and plenty of tips to help plan and prepare ahead. 

Emma Marsden is a food writer and stylist who studied at Leith’s School of Food & Wine. She was formerly Cookery Editor at Good Housekeeping magazine and she contributes regularly to Harrods' magazine. She has written a number of books including Christmas on a Plate,Heart on a Plate, Fortnum & Mason’s Afternoon Tea and Honey & Preserves, WeightWatchers’ The Smart Cook and Sainsbury’s Kitchen Know-How.

Saliha Mahmood, Masterchef winner (2017)in her foreword said, “Through the recipes and anecdotes in this cookbook, you will be able to experience Eid from the table of a Muslim family, and not just one particular family, but a myriad of different families with differing cuisines.”

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