Friday, 10 May 2013

Saraban: A Chef's Journey Through Persia

Saraban
A Chef's Journey Through Persia

by Greg and Lucy Malouf
Hardcover, 368 pages

Part coffee table book, part travelogue, part cookbook and part love affair with Persia, Saraban shows us the best this beautiful land has to offer.

Join award-winning authors Greg and Lucy Malouf on an unforgettable journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient Persia and modern-day Iran. With an enticing blend of food and travel, Saraban offers a rare glimpse into a fascinating country that remains elusive and enigmatic to many of us in the Western world.

The photos are stunning dreamscapes of an ancient land and the text avoids delving into politics, instead bringing the beauty of Persia to our own living rooms. And the food - the food! Rich and flavourful with liberal use of yogurt, herbs, spices, fruit and nuts. A delight for the senses and a true celebration of flavour.

Contents include:
ay saraban, ay caravan
map of Iran
introducing Persian food
how to use this book

kohan/ancient
the staples
raah/the road
small dishes
zendegi/daily life
soups and ash
jaan/soul
stews and sauces
mohj/wave
grills and roasts
saba/spring breeze
sweets
rangin/colourful
preserves

food notes
timeline
bibliography

Greg and Lucy Malouf are no strangers to Middle Eastern cuisine and have penned Saha: A Chef's Journey through Lebanon and Syria, as well as Turquoise: A Chef's Travels in Turkey.  

SAHA: A CHEF'S JOURNEY
THROUGH LEBANON AND SYRIA
TURQUOISE: A CHEF'S TRAVELS IN TURKEY

Widely acclaimed as the master of modern Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf has transformed the international restaurant scene with his innovative food. He is currently head chef at London’s Petersham Nurseries.

Lucy Malouf is a food writer and editor based in France. Together with her former husband, Greg Malouf, she is the co-author of more than six books. In between the time she spends travelling and writing, Lucy also works as a freelance editor and advisor for several leading publishers.