Author(s): Suzanne Zeidy
Suzanne Zeidy grew up in a household that loved to cook. Every Friday her Aunt Alba would round up the extended family for a huge Egyptian style supper, where they would gossip, laugh and feast on traditional home-style cooking. In Cairo Kitchen, Suzanne shares the classics that ignited her love of food, as well as her more modern recipes, which are inspired by Middle Eastern flavours. A combination of authentic street food and delicious home-style cooking, this is modern Middle Eastern food, all set against the exotic, vibrant backdrop of Cairo. Try her stuffed vine leaves, home-style beef kofta stew and age-old recipes for breads. Her modern dishes are classics reinterpreted in a fresh and original way. Try quail on quinoa tabboula or seared sea bass on baba ghanoush and a rice kofta served on vermicelli noodles. The chapter on pickles and preserves will transform any dish into a mouthwatering Middle Easternstyle delicacy, and the sweets, such as Halawa truffles and date and walnut cake, are irresistible. Middle Eastern food is made for sharing, and Cairo Kitchen is filled with standout recipes, perfect for any gathering. Illustrated throughout with stunning pictures by award-winning photographer Jonathan Gregson, this stylish cookbook is a celebration of Cairo and its wonderful food.
Acclaimed as the master of modern Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf has transformed the Australian restaurant scene with his innovative food. Greg's reputation as the creator of a new style of cooking known as 'Modern Middle Eastern' - which has changed forever the perception of Middle Eastern food in the West - reaches far beyond his native Australia. Greg and Lucy Malouf have produced six beautiful and award-winning books on different cuisines, the latest being Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food, to continued acclaim. In 2012 Greg left the award winning MoMo restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, to take over the reins at the iconic Petersham Nurseries Caf in Richmond, UK. His Middle Eastern take on seasonal dining earned the restaurant a Michelin star. Lucy Malouf's writing has appeared in compendiums of the best Australian food writing and she also contributes regularly to Australian and International newspapers, journals and magazines. In addition to her own projects, Lucy has collaborated with some of Australia's best known chefs on their recipe books and is regarded as one of the most experienced food editors in the publishing industry.