Greg Malouf is widely admired as one of Australia's most innovative and influential chefs. His passion for the food of his Lebanese heritage, combined with his extensive travels, have led him to forge a modern Middle Eastern cuisine. Arabesque, co-written with Lucy Malouf, is a much-loved guide to the food of the Middle East. From apricots to cous cous, pomegranates to silverbeet, this book welcomes the stars of Arabic cooking into the modern kitchen with descriptions of the history and the role the ingredients play, information on selecting and using them, and exciting recipes.
The collection of 170 recipes is not slavish to tradition, but rather Greg's modern takes on the food he has grown up with. Seven-Vegetable Couscous is served with Onion Jam and Green Harissa Broth, and Salmon Kibbeh Nayeh is served with Saffron Yoghurt Cheese. Arabesque is a volume to treasure and a cookbook to read and enjoy while discovering new experiences in the kitchen.
It is a must for anyone interested in new flavours, techniques and culinary history, and is a source of inspiration for professional chefs, keen home cooks and gourmets alike.
About The Author
Greg Malouf has inspired a generation of young chefs and transformed the Melbourne restaurant scene with his passion for the flavours of North Africa and the Middle East. After serving his formal apprenticeship in several of Melbourne's finest restaurants, he went on to work in France, Italy, Austria and Hong Kong. Greg is in constant demand around Australia and abroad for chef masterclasses, media interviews and guest-chef appearances in leading hotels. Lucy Malouf is a Melbourne-based writer, she contributes regularly to Food and Drink in the Herald Sun, and over the years has written on a freelance basis for The Australian and Australian Gourmet Traveller, as well as a number of food and wine-based websites. She is also a restaurant reviewer and feature writer for Mietta's Eating and Drinking in Australia and The Age Cheap Eats Guide. Greg and Lucy have written the bestselling and award-winning: Arabesque, Moorish, Saha, and Saraban.