Designed to make your Ramadan dining table more delectable and with more flavors, chef Adoola’s latest book includes a collection of easy-to-follow irresistible recipes for Ramadan meals. Recipes for classic Kuwaiti dishes such as machboos, mashwi jidir, and jereesh munah-nah are all explained in Arabic and English with clear instructions and plenty of room for adding your own personal preferences to make each recipe your own.
Chef Adlah Al-Sharhan who holds a culinary degree and has experience in restaurants across the world for well over ten years, believes that when it comes to Kuwaiti cuisine every kitchen has its own rendition of the same recipe. Take for instance the Kuwaiti dish Tashreeba, which is stew-soaked bread: “While some people prefer to use rigaag bread, which is a Kuwaiti wafer-thin crunchy bread, others prefer Iranian leavened bread. It’s up to you which bread you prefer,” says Adoola.
When it comes to spices, Kuwaiti cuisine benefits from a mixture of spices called bahaar, which is a mixture of ground whole spices like cinnamon, cloves, dried ginger, peppercorns and more. In her book she includes recipes for her grandmother’s signature spice mixes, one of them is all-purpose while the other is more delicately flavored and is more appropriate for fish. People can still use their own spice mixes if they prefer. The book also includes recipes for light refreshing salads, soups and
The book Chef Adoola’s Ramadan Recipes is available today in bookstores across Kuwait. Tonight Chef Adla Alsharhan will be having a book signing event to celebrate the launch of her first cookbook. The event will be held at Sultan Center Souk Sharq today (Friday, August 10th) from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. There will be a draw for a free cooking lesson with Chef Adoola for those who buy the book!
You may have heard of Chef Adlah Al-Sharhan from her Kuwaiti restaurant, "The Kitchen" which has two locations. I'm always looking for authentic Kuwaiti crafts or gifts to give my family and friends back home in the United States. This cookbook is in both English and Arabic and the perfect gift from Kuwait. I plan on buying several copies for myself and to give as gifts to family and friends abroad.