When Suzanne Cooks

by Suzanne Husseini

Divided into five sections depicting breakfast, mezze, lunch, dinner and dessert dishes, when suzanne cooks presents recipes for traditional Arabian foods like falafel, shawarma and stuffed vine leaves, all with a modern twist.

An entire chapter is dedicated to mezze, delectable appetizers – like meatballs with sour cherry sauce, flaky cheese and spinach filled pastries, and grilled aubergines with pomegranate dressing – you can prepare to entertain your guests. The recipes in the ‘Lunch’ and ‘Dinner’ chapters also include side dishes that match perfectly with the mains. The luscious ‘Dessert’ section has an inviting selection of Arabianmodern treats and interesting creations.

Suzanne puts her own touch on many familiar dishes and delights in presenting them in a beautiful way. Petrina Tinslay’s sumptuous photos inspire you to try the mouthwatering delicacies that are part of this refined and elegant Arabian cuisine.

Suzanne’s recipes bring to the table spices like cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and sage; herbs like thyme, parsley and mint; and an endless garden of vegetables and fruits. Her cuisine is distinctly ‘Arabian’ and encompasses a large area including the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East – an area rich in history with a food culture that spans centuries.

Suzanne’s journey to write her cookbook has been lifelong. Growing up, Suzanne watched her mother put her soul into cooking and creating the traditional Arabic dishes she knew best. She made everything from scratch, including pitta bread, falafel, hummus, baklawa, biscuits and puddings. This daily feast of flavours warmed Suzanne’s heart and inspired her deep-rooted love of cooking, as well as her belief in the kitchen as the heart of the home.

When Suzanne Cooks is Suzanne’s tribute to her mother and an inspiration for a new generation who wants to experience traditional Arabian cooking with a modern touch.

Published by Motivate Publishing
Click here to buy at

Reserve your copy now.

Petrina Tinslay

Petrina Tinslay’s work as an internationally acclaimed photographer spans twenty years. She is recognized for her fresh, modern yet relaxed food, travel and interior work, which has appeared in many of the world’s most prestigious magazines.

She also has more than forty cookbooks to her credit, many of which have won or have been nominated for major international awards. These include titles by Nigella Lawson, Donna Hay and Bill Granger.

Shooting for cookbooks is Petrina’s favourite sort of project. It combines her great love for creating sumptuous food photographs, cooking and working collaboratively with a team.

Reserve your copy now.