Moorish: Flavours from Mecca to Marrakech
Greg and Lucy Malouf have compiled this collection of mouth-watering recipes inspired by the exciting flavours of North Africa, Spain, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East - regions united by a common thread that winds its way back to Arabia. Moorish begins with recipes for spice blends, dressings, relishes, pickles and preserves that best define the cuisine. With these basics in your pantry and refrigerator, you'll be able to transform the most mundane ingredients into deliciously different Moorish snacks and soups; meat, vegetable and poultry dishes; and irresistible cakes and desserts. Toss preserved lemon through risotto, or spice up a Sunday lamb roast with a baharat spice mix. For dessert, make a delectable mango tart flavoured with orange-blossom water or liven up weekend breakfast with hot lemon fritters and cinnamon sugar. Beautifully illustrated and written in Lucy's engaging style, Moorish is, above all, a passionate celebration of flavour that will inspire and delight the adventurous home cook.
Acclaimed as the master of modern Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf has transformed the Australian restaurant scene with his innovative food. Greg's reputation as the creator of a new style of cooking known as 'Modern Middle Eastern' - which has changed forever the perception of Middle Eastern food in the West - reaches far beyond his native Australia. Greg and Lucy Malouf have produced six beautiful and award-winning books on different cuisines, the latest being Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food, to continued acclaim. In 2012 Greg left the award winning MoMo restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, to take over the reins at the iconic Petersham Nurseries Caf in Richmond, UK. His Middle Eastern take on seasonal dining earned the restaurant a Michelin star. Lucy Malouf's writing has appeared in compendiums of the best Australian food writing and she also contributes regularly to Australian and International newspapers, journals and magazines. In addition to her own projects, Lucy has collaborated with some of Australia's best known chefs on their recipe books and is regarded as one of the most experienced food editors in the publishing industry.