The Food of Morocco [NOOK Book]

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Paula Wolfert’s name is synonymous with revealing the riches of authentic Mediterranean cooking, especially the cuisine of Morocco. In The Food of Morocco, she brings to bear more than forty years of experience of, love of, and original research on the traditional foodways of that country. The result is the definitive book on Moroccan cuisine, from tender Berber skillet bread to spiced harira (the classic soup made with lentils and chickpeas), from chicken with tangy preserved lemon and olives to steamed sweet ...

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Overview

Paula Wolfert’s name is synonymous with revealing the riches of authentic Mediterranean cooking, especially the cuisine of Morocco. In The Food of Morocco, she brings to bear more than forty years of experience of, love of, and original research on the traditional foodways of that country. The result is the definitive book on Moroccan cuisine, from tender Berber skillet bread to spiced harira (the classic soup made with lentils and chickpeas), from chicken with tangy preserved lemon and olives to steamed sweet and savory breast of lamb stuffed with couscous and dates. The recipes are clear and inviting and infused with the author’s unparalleled knowledge of this delicious food. Essays illuminate the essential elements of Moroccan flavor and emphasize the accessibility of once hard-to-find ingredients such as saffron, argan oil, and Moroccan cumin seed.

Lavishly photographed in full color, The Food of Morocco not only showcases Wolfert’s tantalizing recipes but also evokes Morocco in all its timeless splendor and mystery: its markets with their lush produce, its dazzling textiles and intricate mosaic tiles, its communal ovens and ancient souks, and of course its people, from Marrakech to Tangier. A labor of love four decades in the making, The Food of Morocco is a once-in-a-lifetime book of uncommon scope and authenticity, an essential work for every serious cook, anyone interested in Moroccan cuisine, and discerning armchair travelers alike.

Winner of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Award for International Cooking

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Editorial Reviews

Corby Kummer
Any serious cook needs every offering by Paula Wolfert, who has updated and rethought her landmark first book in The Food of Morocco, compiling the dishes she has found and mastered in her 50 years of travel there.
—The New York Times Book Review
Publishers Weekly
Collecting recipes from all regions of Morocco, Wolfert (Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking) takes readers on a guided tour of Morocco's rich cuisine in what is arguably her best cookbook on the subject. Deftly balancing authenticity with ease of preparation, Wolfert's superb collection will have carnivores and vegetarians alike eagerly compiling their shopping lists. There are recipes for Tagine of Baby Calamari with Red Pepper and Tomato; Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Browned Almonds; and Spiced Brain Salad with Preserved Lemons (tip: parboiling the brains robs them of vital nutrients; it's better to simply rinse them). Once home cooks have stocked their pantries with a few key spices, such as saffron and Ceylon cinnamon, would-be Moroccan chefs will be perfectly prepare a meal. Wolfert is an eager and encouraging host, walking readers through the various regions and their signature dishes as well as the handful of ingredients that make the cuisine so distinctive. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062042705
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 765,776
  • File size: 155 MB
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Meet the Author

Paula Wolfert is an expert on Mediterranean food and the author of nine cookbooks, including The Food of Morocco, Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking, The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen, and The Cooking of Southwest France. Wolfert has won the James Beard Award, the Julia Child Award, the M. F. K. Fisher Award, and the Tastemaker Award, and was a finalist for the André Simon Award. A regular columnist for Food & Wine, Wolfert lives in Sonoma, California.

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