The Tahini Table - Amy Zitelman & Andrew Schloss

The Tahini Table

By Amy Zitelman & Andrew Schloss

  • Release Date: 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Specific Ingredients


Use this versatile sesame superfood in everything from dips to desserts: “Delicious recipes that will become staples in your culinary arsenal.” —Alon Shaya, James Beard Award winner for Best Chef and Best New Restaurant

Tahini is much more than one of the building blocks of hummus. Made from pressed roasted sesame seeds, it’s a healthy, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and low-sugar superfood rich in Omega fatty acids, protein, and calcium. Although tahini’s historical roots are in the Middle East, Amy Zitelman—cofounder of Soom Foods, the brand named best tahini by New York magazine—goes beyond borders in these one hundred recipes that range from dips to desserts.

This “cult condiment” is mild enough to step in as an inspiring replacement for the eggs, cheese, mayo, and cream called for in recipes that American home cooks are making for their families every day. The Tahini Table provides tahini hacks for reimagined American classics, including vegan “queso,” eggless mayonnaise, and gluten-free brownies. From Tahini Chicken Schnitzel to Chocolate Halvah French Toast to Tahini Flan, Zitelman incorporates tahini into everyday home cooking in delicious and unexpected ways. With beautiful color photos, contributions from top restaurant chefs, and easy substitutions for a variety of diets, The Tahini Table shows that tahini is a must-have pantry staple.

“With helpful cooking tips and a wide range of recipes, this is a cheerful, user-friendly, and never pretentious ode to tahini.” —Publishers Weekly