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


A Chef's Journey Through Persia

Paperback Published: 1st October 2012
ISBN: 9781742704562
Number Of Pages: 360

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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. Join Grehg and Lucy 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. Then discover the joy of Persian cooking for yourself with the mouth-watering recipes that Greg has created for the home kitchen, as he mixes centuries of tradition with modern techniques and flavours for both the home cook and experienced chef.

About the Author

Widely acclaimed as the master of modern Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf has transformed the Australian restaurant scene with his innovative food and his influence has spread through Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Greg is the executive chef at MoMo restaurant in Melbourne's Grand Hyatt Hotel, where he delights diners with the flavours of his heritage, presented with exciting contemporary flair. Lucy Malouf is a Melbourne-based 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).


I have created many delicious meals with this book on hand


Lovely book with many beautiful recipes I have created repeatedly. Always a favourite



Travel and cooking - a wonderful combination


This is a most beautiful cookbook on Persia and Iran. It's joy to just flick through the amazing pictures of the people, country and food. Cooking from this book is an enlightenment. I love this book and have searched for it for years.




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ISBN: 9781742704562
ISBN-10: 1742704565
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st October 2012
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 24.7  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 1

Greg Malouf

About the Author

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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