BOOKS

With Lavantine Harvest, her first cookbook, Lara brings her signature love of medleys of flavor together with a keen appreciation for fresh seasonal produce and a gratifying straightforward approach to preparing food.

Often giving familiar Middle Eastern recipes a contemporary twist – like hummus with a confit of sun-dried tomatoes, cauliflower and chickpea soup accented with aromatic sumac croutons, or rose0flavored ice cream with the elegant addition of loukoum – Lara brings new reverence to comforting classics, making everyday dishes easy and accessible to anyone who wants to indulge in fresh and colorful cooking.

The result is a satisfying collection of recipes for every cook and every table that will bring a touch of joy to any dining experience.