The small ingredient that packs a super-sized nutritional punch, the humble lentil is a superfood that is endlessly versatile. It can lend itself to all kinds of dishes, from comforting bakes to spicy soups and succulent falafels. It can be used to thicken casseroles, add substance to salads and stuffings, and made into herby kofte balls. This book contains a wonderful selection of recipes from around the world, including Lentil and Pasta Soup, Puy Lentil and Cabbage Salad, Lentil Dhal, and Haddock with Spicy Puy Lentils. With a guide to all the different types of lentils available and how to cook and enjoy them, the book is a must for every healthy kitchen bookshelf.
Ghillie Basan is a food and travel writer based in the Scottish Highlands from where she runs hands-on, informative cooking workshops. She has written over 20 books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the culinary cultures of Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa and South-east Asia.