Imagine a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon with long tables casually filled with delicious mezze – cold and hot sharing plates that together form a delicious and inviting meal in themselves. Here, family and friends enjoy the abundance of the sharing table – from carrots with arak and dishes of silky-soft hummus to fried kibbeh balls and tabouleh or fattoush.

Nadia and Merijn have created more than 100 recipes to fill the table with their version of a mezze feast – traditional but with a contemporary twist. In addition to these delicious recipes you will find personal anecdotes about family, friends and memories. The mezze tradition equals generosity, generosity and cosiness – and that’s what you can see and try again in this book. Yalla!