Heavenly Bites Publishers Outline & Commendations of Book
“Karimah bint Dawood has a passion for food that nourishes the body and pleases the senses with every bite. What a pleasure to be able to share this passion through the delicious recipes in this wonderful book which showcases the best of Muslim cooking. ”
Na’ima B. Robert, Editor-in-chief, Sisters Magazine
“Food is a very big ‘deal’ in the Muslim world, and Karimah bint Dawood has combined the ‘World of Islam’ into one cookery book for the first time. This cookbook shows the diversity of Muslim peoples and is a celebration of our kaleidoscopic cuisine.”
Sukina Douglas, from poetry and hip hop duo Poetic Pilgrimage
Heavenly Bites is the first multinational Muslim cookbook that features the best of Muslim cooking to found from Morocco to Bangladesh, which is all part of the dynamic food culture of modern-day Muslim London, served up by Karimah Bint Dawood, the TV presenter and cook and convert to Islam. With the ever-growing popularity of “Eastern” cooking in the Western world, this book assembles together some of the best-loved dishes, featuring 50 recipes for soups, salads, snacks and starters, smoothies, main courses and sweets. If you want to expand your cooking skills or learn some new dishes from your Muslim neighbours or you simply want to learn more about the international tastes of the Muslim world, then this is the ideal cookbook for you.
About the author
Karima Bint Dawood is the well-known veil-wearing cook whose has presented her cooking on Islam Channel’s “Ramadan Bites” and in her forthcoming “Heavenly Bites” on Ramadan TV, both on Sky.
With an eclectic Asian, African, Scottish and English heritage, Karimah is widely travelled and well-versed in global cuisines and cultures. She has worked as a make-up artist for Gucci, Revlon and Bride magazine, and has travelled and worked as a fashion model around the world, during which she developed her interest in world cooking. She has a degree in fine arts from St Martin’s School of Art, and her work has been exhibited at the Royal College of Art and at galleries in Bond Street.
After converting to Islam, Karimah put down her brushes and white stilettos for a while and picked up the henna cone and the Qur’an and continued her physical and spiritual journey through the cultures of Islam. Karimah has been artist in residence at Leighton House Museum, the jewel of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, for the Festival of Muslim Cultures and was interviewed about her work by the BBC’s Riz Lateef for the Six O’clock News. She is the co-founder of the Karamah Holistic Arts Organisation, winners of the Muslim News Alhambra Award of Excellence in the Arts. She has featured as a makeup artist and dress designer for the top Muslim photographer, Peter Sanders’ internationally touring exhibition and coffee table book ” The Art of Integration”.
– First Muslim cookbook, based on the best of Muslim cooking from Morocco to Bangladesh to be found in Muslim London
– 50 recipes: soups, salads, snacks and starters, smoothies, main courses, marinades and sweets
– Full of stories about food culture and cuisine in Muslim communities
– Health tips
– Cultural and religious wisdom about food and cuisine
– Humorous and personal anecdotes about cuisine and culture
– Easy step-by-step instructions
– Fully illustrated
– Measurements in metric and imperial, UK and US measurements
– 96 pages