In Saha, Greg Malouf returns to the land of his ancestors to explore its broad and influential cuisine. Stretching from neighbouring Persia 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 and photographer Matt Harvey, 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 flavour yet not overly 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 this history-rich and exciting cuisine, capturing the spirit of the modern and the ancient; the characters, dishes, flavours and colours that make up Lebanon and Syria in this highly illustrated and lavishly designed volume.
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.
"I'm sold on him. I don't know of any other chef that can match Greg Malouf's versatility and talent who is working in the medium... I like his swing back and forth between old and new and his sensitivity with spices is brilliant... I say this because I cooked through his latest book. He is a brilliant chef. I like the way his food plays with my head."--"Paula Wolfert"