Author(s): Gregory Smith John
In researching this book, John travelled into the heart of the High Atlas Mountains to learn the secrets of traditional lamb barbecue, then journeyed north, through the city of Fes, where the rich dishes of the Imperial Courts are still prepared in many homes. From here he continued on to the Rif Mountains, where rustic recipes are made with the freshest seasonal produce. From Moroccan-style paella, cooked in the blue town of Chefchaouen, to stuffed Berber breads baked in the hot desert sands, John has discovered the real food of the country, learning from the locals to reveal little-known dishes, which he then gives his modern twist. The chapters include Streetfood, Salads & Vegetables, Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Tagines and Desserts, plus a section of spice mixes and marinades from chermoula to harissa. With mouthwatering recipes, breathtaking location photography and John's infectious enthusiasm, this is an essential addition to every cook's collection.
'A gorgeous mix of modern, regional and traditional Turkish Dishes - I want to cook them all.' - Diana Henry; '100 recipes evoking the sights and smells of the country takes you straight to the bouncing heat of the Bosphorus.' - Telegraph Magazine
John Gregory-Smith is a food and travel writer who has written three previous books, Turkish Delights, Mighty Spice and Mighty Spice Express. He writes for Grazia, Evening Standard, Attitude, and Woman & Home, and his recipes have been featured in the Times, the Telegraph, Sainsbury's Magazine, the Daily Mail, Hello!, GQ and Men's Health. He has had rave reviews for his pop-ups at Carousel, Soho House, Druid St Market and Wringer & Mangle.