11 Best North African Cookbooks & Recipe Books

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Top 11 North African Cookbooks

Here is the list of North African Cookbooks

  • The North African Cookbook by Jeff Koehler – Best Overall
  • North African Recipes by BookSumo Press – Editor’s Choice
  • Tunisian Cookbook by BookSumo Press – Best for Tunisian Cuisine
  • North African Cuisine by J. R. Stevens – Best for Regional Diversity
  • North African Cookery by Arto der Haroutunian – Best for Traditional Dishes
  • A Vegan Taste of North Africa by Linda Majzlik – Best Vegan Option
  • The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert – Best for Moroccan Cuisine
  • Arabesque by Claudia Roden – Best for Multi-Regional Cuisine
  • Jubilee Recipes from African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin
    • Best for Historical Insight
  • The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook – Best for Mediterranean Cuisine
  • Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa – Best Vegetarian Option

The North African Cookbook by Jeff Koehler

The North African Cookbook by Jeff Koehler” is a gem.

Imagine savoring the rich tapestry of North African flavors, each recipe a journey through the region’s culinary landscape.

Jeff captures the essence of dishes, from the aromatic spices to the intricate techniques.

It’s educational, offering a peek into age-old traditions.

And it’s engaging, making you yearn for a taste.

Awarded “Best Overall”, this cookbook is a testament to North Africa’s gastronomic richness.

A must-have for every kitchen shelf. Hungry for more?

Grab your copy and embark on a culinary adventure.

North African Recipes by BookSumo Press

The cookbook offers a tantalizing array of Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian recipes.

One user, married to a Moroccan Tunisian family, expressed sheer joy in discovering the secrets of spicy fish and other family recipes.

However, some users noted the absence of visuals, making it challenging for visual learners.

Yet, the authenticity and flavors of the recipes shine through, making it a valuable addition for culinary enthusiasts.

For someone like me, who’s traveled the globe tasting diverse cuisines, this cookbook is a gem.

It’s like a culinary passport, transporting you straight to the bustling markets and aromatic kitchens of North Africa.

Tunisian Cookbook by BookSumo Press

Tunisian cuisine is a delightful fusion of Mediterranean flavors and North African zest.

The “Tunisian Cookbook” by BookSumo Press is a testament to this culinary heritage.

It’s not just a cookbook; it’s an invitation to embark on a gastronomic journey.

The recipes are straightforward, emphasizing the effortless nature of Tunisian cooking.

The book also offers a variety of other dishes, from couscous variations to delectable desserts like Tunisian Beignets.

The absence of images might be a slight setback for some, but the vivid descriptions more than make up for it.

Dive into this cookbook, and you’ll be transported to the bustling streets of Tunis, with its rich aromas and vibrant tastes.

A must-have for those eager to explore North-African culinary treasures.

North African Cuisine by J. R. Stevens

“North African Cuisine by J. R. Stevens” is a veritable treasure trove.

Stevens, a prolific author with a penchant for global cuisines, delves deep into the heart of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The book serves up more than 50 recipes, each echoing the symphony of spices and flavors that the Maghreb region is renowned for.

From tantalizing spicy stews to the comforting embrace of couscous dishes, every recipe is a testament to the region’s culinary diversity.

And for someone like me, who’s traversed the globe tasting and critiquing, it’s refreshing to find a cookbook that captures the essence of North African cuisine so authentically.

It’s no wonder it’s been awarded “Best for Regional Diversity.” A must-have for those yearning for a culinary adventure.

North African Cookery by Arto der Haroutunian

This cookbook, penned by the talented Arto der Haroutunian, is a delightful journey through the flavors of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

It’s not just a collection of over 300 traditional recipes; it’s a narrative, a story of cultures, traditions, and the art of cooking.

Some readers have hailed it as a high-quality exploration, while others have praised its authenticity and depth.

But what truly stands out?

The book’s commitment to tradition. It’s a culinary adventure, one that’s both educational and engaging.

If you’re keen on diving into the rich, diverse world of North African dishes, this is your ticket.

And remember, it’s not just about following recipes; it’s about experiencing a culture.

So, grab your apron, and let’s embark on this gastronomic adventure.

A Vegan Taste of North Africa by Linda Majzlik

 Linda Majzlik’s “A Vegan Taste of North Africa” is a culinary gem.

Each recipe is a testament to the region’s vibrant flavors, reimagined for the vegan palate.

From tantalizing appetizers to sumptuous main courses, this cookbook captures the essence of North African gastronomy, minus the meat and dairy.

It’s not just a cookbook; it’s a journey through aromatic spices, age-old traditions, and innovative vegan adaptations.

And for those who’ve always yearned for a vegan twist on North African classics, this book is your golden ticket.

A delightful addition to any kitchen, it truly earns its title as the “Best Vegan Option”.

The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert

“The Food of Morocco” by Paula Wolfert is a gem.

As an Expert Food Critic, I’ve tasted global culinary wonders, and this cookbook?

It’s a passport to Moroccan flavors. Wolfert’s recipes are authentic, drawing you into the heart of Moroccan kitchens.

The dishes? They’re a symphony of spices, textures, and aromas.

Think tagines that evoke bustling Marrakech streets or couscous that transports you to a breezy Casablanca evening.

The book’s strength? Its commitment to traditional methods and local ingredients.

It’s not just a cookbook; it’s a culinary journey.

And for Moroccan cuisine? It’s the gold standard.

A must-have for every food lover.

Arabesque by Claudia Roden

“Arabesque” by Claudia Roden is a culinary gem.

It’s a delightful journey through Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.

The book’s strength? Its authenticity.

Roden’s meticulous research shines, offering readers genuine recipes from these regions.

The dishes? They’re a sensory explosion.

Think aromatic spices, rich flavors, and diverse textures.

And the award of ‘Best for Multi-Regional Cuisine’? Spot on!

This isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a passport to the heart of three vibrant cuisines.

For anyone passionate about exploring diverse food cultures, “Arabesque” is a must-have.

Jubilee Recipes from African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin

It’s a vibrant tapestry that weaves the rich history, depth, and breadth of African American cuisine.

The book celebrates the culinary masters, from enslaved chefs to entrepreneurs, who’ve shaped America’s food culture.

With over 100 recipes, ranging from classics like Sweet Potato Biscuits and Buttermilk Fried Chicken to the luxurious Baked Ham Glazed with Champagne, Jubilee is a culinary journey.

It’s not just about the food, but the stories and traditions behind each dish.

The recipes are a blend of the old and the new, capturing the essence of African American cooking.

It’s a celebration, a history lesson, and a culinary masterpiece all rolled into one.

And… it’s a must-have for anyone passionate about food and culture.

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook by Editors of America’s Test Kitchen

A realm of vibrant flavors, fresh ingredients, and age-old culinary traditions.

This cookbook?

A treasure trove.

With a whopping 500 recipes, it’s not just a book; it’s an odyssey through the Mediterranean’s gastronomic wonders.

While some say it’s not for beginners, others laud its detailed and delicious recipes.

But here’s the thing: it’s not just about the recipes. It’s about the journey.

The pages? Glossy.

The photos? A visual feast.

The recipes? A blend of simplicity and sophistication.

For those on a culinary journey, this book is a beacon.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting, there’s something for everyone.

And while some recipes might require a bit more time, the end result?

Worth every minute.

And for someone like me, who’s tasted the world, this cookbook resonates.

It’s authentic, it’s creative, and it’s a testament to the Mediterranean’s rich culinary heritage.

So, if you’re looking to dive deep into Mediterranean cuisine, this is your passport.

Classic Vegetarian Cooking North Africa by Habeeb Salloum

Crafted by the talented Habeeb Salloum, this cookbook is a delightful blend of age-old traditions and modern flavors.

Imagine a world where aromatic stews, zesty spices, and mouthwatering falafels reign supreme.

This book takes you on such a journey, offering over 330 dishes that are not just delectable but also rooted in history.

From peasant food to a culinary art form, these recipes have evolved, influenced by trade and invasions.

It’s not just a cookbook, but a testament to a cuisine that has withstood the sands of time.

Final Say So!

From the bustling streets of Marrakech to the aromatic kitchens of Tunis, North African cuisine is a treasure trove of flavors waiting to be explored.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a culinary novice, these cookbooks are your passport to a world of spices, traditions, and mouthwatering dishes.

So, why wait?

Dive in, and let your taste buds embark on a journey they’ll never forget.

Renee Searcy

Hi! I’m Renee. From a young age, I’ve been enchanted by the flavors, aromas, and the art of cooking. My journey has taken me from my family’s kitchen to working with some of the most talented chefs and culinary experts in Atlanta, GA, and beyond.

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