Last edited on 07/23/2010 at 00:49 AM (UTC3 Assyria)
Cookbook mixes Mideast, west
July 7, 2010
The Food Network episode of "Cupcake Wars" that features Milford's Sugar Cupcakery will air at 10 p.m. Tuesday. Karla Jennings and Krista Tevar, the sisters who own Sugar, compete against three bakeries from around the country by taking on challenges such as concocting a savory breakfast cupcake and creating a 1,000-cupcake display for a charity event.
David Warda, a former Cincinnatian who lives in Flint, Mich., was cook at Caracole House, which provides a community living environment for homeless adults with HIV/AIDS. Warda grew up in an Assyrian community in Flint, and was raised on Middle Eastern foods. He wrote a cookbook and taught classes in Assyrian cooking. But at Caracole, most residents loved more typical American foods. So that's what he cooked. "I wanted the dishes I prepared at Caracole to give its men and women the sense of well-being that comes from eating what is familiar and comforting," he writes in the introduction to "David Warda's Recipe Bible." It has 222 recipes for home-style food such as pork steak and sauerkraut, sloppy Joes, chicken and dumplings and chocolate pudding. But It also includes gazpacho, hummus, oven-roasted salsa, sesame-peanut noodle salad and mixed greens with balsamic syrup. The book is available by mail for $15, plus $5 shipping, from 3208 Lewis St., Flint, MI, 48506. E-mail davidwarda < a t> gmail.com
Spend your lunch hour with Polly Campbell, Enquirer dining and food writer, today at noon by logging on for a live online chat. www.cincinnati.com/entertainmentchat.
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