A unique and fascinating cookbook has come to fruition, thanks to the efforts of Nina Mellman S.N.H. Dip (Nutrition).

Middle Eastern Delicacies – 200 Years of Culinary Heritage” is the result of tandem project between Nina and her mother, to “…join forces and adapt our traditional family recipes” – and is benefitting The Fed as a delicious bonus!

Those traditional recipes date back to the early 20th century, in the heart of the middle east, with Nina’s family’s roots leading to Egypt and Syria.

“In this book we are bringing to you all the flavours of the exotic Middle East and the Ottoman Empire, with traditional, as well as healthy and vegetarian recipes,” says Nina.

“These recipes are lower in fat and sugar, but high in flavours. To all our readers, in true middle easten hospitality – ‘Et Fada Lou’ – you are welcome at our table!”

The family also have close ties to The Fed and Heathlands Village, with Nina’s husband, Martin, commenting:

“I believe The Fed is a wonderful organisation, doing fantastic work within the community.

“My late father, Hymie Mellman, was a great supporter of Jewish charities and was particularly supportive of Heathlands Village – and I would like to continue supporting this very worthy organisation.”

The glossy, professionally-created books are available for £15, with £5 from each sale being donated to The Fed.

Orders via Ninamellman@aol.com or 07710 570610.