*Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Food Book and Grand Prix award at the Gourmet Voice Food Media awards in Cannes, France* In Saha, world rewned chef Greg Malouf returns to the land of his ancestors to explore its broad and influential cuisine. Stretching from neighboring Iran throughout the Mediterranean to North Africa, the roots of Greg's culinary history are here in the land of his forbears, and together with writing partner Lucy Malouf, he embarks on a month-long culinary journey. The cuisine in Saha is traditional and inspirational, enticingly spiced and fragrant with flower waters. From hearty peasant dishes to more subtly spiced specialties from ancient palaces, the dishes are complex in flavor yet t too complicated to make at home. Heartwarming stories and recipes from the people Greg and Lucy meet on their journey are teamed with evocative images and Greg's own unique take on history. The rich and exciting cuisine from Leban and Syria captures the spirit of the modern and the ancient, the characters, dishes, flavors and colors beautifully portrayed in this highly illustrated and lavishly designed Middle Eastern Cookbook. Authentic recipes include:
Spinach, Lentil and Lemon Soup, Bedouin-style
Aleppo-style Sausage Rolls
Upside-down Poached Chicken and Eggplant Pilaf
Arabic Fish Stew with Lemon and Saffron and Hot Pepper Rouille
Double-cooked Duck with Cinnamon, Honey, Cardamom and Mastic
Sambousek Pastries with Cheese and Leek
Lebanese Doughnuts with Lemon Syrup
Raspberry Turkish Delight Truffles
From the forward by Anthony Bourdain: There is doubt that this is a country and a culinary tradition busting with possibilities. All that's needed w, is for someone to explore them and share them with the rest of us. Fortunatly, Greg and Lucy Malouf have.
Greg Malouf was born in Melbourne, Australia, of Lebanese parents. He served his formal apprenticeship in several of Australia's finest restaurants before working internationally. He has forged a unique style of cooking that combines Middle Eastern tradition with contemporary flair. He now cooks at Melbourne's MoMo restaurant and is co-author with partner Lucy Malouf of the multi-award-winning Arabesque and Moorish.Lucy Malouf is a Melbourne-based writer and editor. Lucy contributes regularly to the major Australian newspapers, food magazines and food and wine-based websites. She is also a restaurant reviewer and feature writer for the leading Melbourne food guides.
Anthony Bourdain, Greg Malouf, Lucy Malouf, Matt Harvey