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Saraban :  A Chef's Journey Through Persia - Greg Malouf


A Chef's Journey Through Persia

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Published: 1st November 2010
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Following on from the success of their award-winning books, Saha and Turquoise, Greg and Lucy Malouf now explore one of the world's earliest and greatest empires: Saraban is an unforgettable journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient Persia and modern-day Iran.

Persian cooking is one of the oldest and most sophisticated cuisines in the world and its influence has spread across India and the Middle East to North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula and even through Medieval Europe.

It's a cuisine that is subtle, elegant and alluring, which rejoices in rice, uses fresh herbs in abundance and combines meat, fish, fruit and vegetables with exotic spices, such as saffron, cardamom and dried limes.

In Saraban, Greg and Lucy discover a land where the rich diversity of climate, countryside, architecture and poetry provide a fitting background for an equal variety and richness of cuisine. Join them as they visit bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens, pick saffron before dawn and fish, in time-honoured tradition, from wooden dhows in the Persian Gulf.

About The Author

Widely acclaimed as the master of modern Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf is a regular guest chef in restaurants across the world and has cooked for both the Commonwealth Bank and Commonwealth Games. His innovative food and his influence has spread through Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Greg is currently the executive chef at MoMo restaurant in Melbourne, where he delights diners with the flavours of his heritage, presented with exciting contemporary flair. Lucy Malouf is a highly acclaimed food writer and editor. Together with her former husband, Greg Malouf, she is the co-author of Turquoise (2007), Saha (2005), Moorish (2003) and Arabesque (1999). In between the time she spends travelling and writing, Lucy also works as a freelance editor and advisor for several leading publishers.

"Filled with gorgeous photographs and interesting stories, "[Saraban]" also offers excellent recipes, both traditional and modern." --Bois de Jasmine

Greg Malouf

Greg was born in Melbourne, Australia of Lebanese parents and after serving his formal apprenticeship in several of Melbourne's finest restaurants, he went on to work in France, Italy, Austria and Hong Kong. Drawing on his cultural heritage, his European training and extensive travels, Greg has forged a unique style of cooking that has become known around Australia as ‘Modern Middle Eastern’.

With his former wife, Lucy Malouf, Greg has co-authored 6 incredible food books, Arabesque, Moorish, Saha, Turquoise, Saraban, and Malouf : New Middle Eastern Food in 2011. Each has been widely-acclaimed and praised for showcasing the traditional ingredients and dishes of the region while also offering a window on Greg’s unique modern Middle Eastern cuisine.

Greg has also released a range of Middle Eastern spices under the Malouf’s Spice Mezza label.

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ISBN: 9781740668620
ISBN-10: 1740668626
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1st November 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 28.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 69.84
Edition Number: 1