Many of you have shared your thoughts and your own versions of recipes coming from Summer Ramadan Cooking, my first cookbook that I put out back in 2011 and then a second version in 2014. It was so much fun to create and I really enjoyed showcasing healthy, home-cooked meals for both Suhoor and Iftar as well as desserts for Iftar gatherings and parties, and even for Eid. The book also has a short explanation of the food rituals of Ramadan and its overall meaning and importance in our lives as Muslims, one that has been revered and respected by many institutions. I am incredibly grateful to all of the Chicago Public Library branches who have invited me to speak about the book, about Ramadan and to cook some delicious, quick recipes from the book.
Some of my favorite recipes include:
…and the iconic Ramadan starter or dessert…
I hope you’ll enjoy the recipes in this book as much as I’ve enjoyed making and documenting them for all of you!