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Recipes and Memories From the Heart

by Zov Karamardian


Zov Karamardian, a nationally-recognized chef and restaurateur, has completed a five-year culinary labor of love in creating her new, self-published cookbook, Zov: Recipes and Memories From The Heart.

This incredible collection of over 100 recipes, which blends contemporary Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines and cultures, was inspired by Zov's favorite family recipes, her extensive world travel, and the people with whom she has had the pleasure of eating and cooking.

This 268-page book shares Zov's inspirations and family stories along with an exciting range of dishes and flavors. Beautiful color photos illustrate finished recipes. Zov has also provided a chapter on cooking techniques and pantry ingredients, making Zov: Recipes and Memories From the Heart an informative and easy-to-use cookbook.

Zov's cookbook is the definitive tome of her life's work and cooking knowledge. In the first few weeks of the book's release, more than 5,000 copies were sold.

"The initial response to the book has been phenomenal," says Zov, who dedicates the book to her family and the memory of her dear friend and confidant, Julia Child. "I worked hard to make sure that my book ignites readers' creativity, imagination, and inspiration so that they too will find the passion, joy, artistry, and satisfaction that comes from preparing a great meal."

Recipes in the book include:
• Golden Lentil Soup
• Roasted Eggplant and Avocados with Cilantro
• Grilled Shrimp with Mint and Cilantro Pesto
• Couscous Salad with Grilled Chicken and Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette
• Sou-Boreg, Layered Pasta with Monterey Jack Cheese
• Roasted Rack of Lamb with Pomegranate Sauce
• Sumac-Coated Chicken Kebab
• Jasmine Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries
• Kataifi with Ricotta Custard and Orange Blossom Syrup

About the Author

Zov Karamardian is the chef/owner of Zov's Bistro in Orange County, California. She has been named Chef of the Year by the California Governor's office, Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women's Business Owners (Orange County), and Restaurateur of the Year by the Southern California Restaurant Writers. She received an Angel Award by the James Beard Foundation, and she also accepted the distinguished honor of serving as guest chef at the esteemed James Beard House in New York. Her recipes have been featured in Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Sunset Magazine, Orange County Register and The Los Angeles Times.


Buy the Book!


Zov: Recipes and Memories From the Heart
by Zov Karamardian
Zov's Publishing
$35.00; Hardcover, 262 pages
ISBN: 0975955802
Information provided by the publisher.





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