Georgina Hayden


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‘Nistisima’ means fasting food – food eaten during lent and other times of fasting observed by those of Orthodox faith. Mostly this means giving up meat and dairy, and eating lots of fresh vegetables, pulses and grains in their stead. While this is not a religious cookbook, Georgina draws on the history and culture around nistisima to share the simple, often frugal, yet flavoursome recipes at the heart of the practice. During a time when so many of us are looking at our own diets and ways in which to live a simpler lifestyle, these recipes and traditions feel more relevant than ever. Recipes include manaqish swirled buns; spiced pumpkin and raisin pies; fried aubergine, tahini and molasses; grilled squash with herbs and dukkah; wild green stew; and pistachio and cardamom halva.

ISBN: 9781526630681 Category:


WINNER OF THE OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY BEST NEW COOKBOOK AWARDTHE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING COOKBOOKThe Daily Mail Best Cookbooks of the Year 2022The Independent 10 Best Cookbooks of 2022Delicious Magazine Best cook books of 2022____________________________No fads, no frills, just 120 vegan recipes that have stood the test of time from award-winning food writer Georgina Hayden, currently appearing on Channel 4’s The Great Cookbook ChallengeNistisima means fasting food – food eaten during Lent and other times of fasting observed by those of Orthodox faith. Mostly this involves giving up meat and dairy and instead using vegetables, pulses and grains to create easy, delicious dishes that all just happen to be vegan.In this book, Georgina draws on the history and culture around nistisimo cooking in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Eastern Europe to share the simple, nutritious and flavour-packed recipes at the heart of the practice, including:· Salatet malfouf cabbage slaw· Briam (‘Greek ratatouille’)· Pumpkin, raisin and harissa pie· Kibbet el raheb, ‘monks’ soup’ · Jewelled lentil moutzentra· Rizogalo rose rice pudding with roasted strawberries· Moustokouloura spiced grape, honey and chocolate biscuitsWhether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more plant-based food, Nistisima offers you tried and tested recipes that celebrate the very best of this tradition – all bursting with flavour and all surprisingly vegan._____________________________Mouthwatering recipes and beautiful storytelling – I want a seat at Georgie’s table.’ JAMIE OLIVER

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Weight 1.086 kg
Dimensions 24.6 × 18.9 × 3 cm










641.56362 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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