Mourad: New Moroccan

Mourad: New Moroccan

Mourad Lahlou
Cooking/Food
Artisan
Hardcover, 400 pages
$40.00

This 2012 Nominee for Best Book in the Adult Debut category by the American Booksellers Association is a dazzling collection of delicious Moroccan recipes. There is a certain romance to the culture and foods of Morocco that is becoming increasingly popular. Lahlou has taken what may have been quite complex recipes and adjusted them for the home cook. There is a simple beauty to many of these 170 recipes.
In Mourad's hands, a classic chicken tagine with preserved lemons and green olives is carefully reworked as perfect roast chicken with root vegetables, golden, crisp-skinned, juicy, and has made it entirely "new Moroccan." He shows the reader how to experiment while fixing fried almonds, a delicious bite to begin a meal no matter how they're prepared. Thomas Keller, author of Ad Hoc at Home refers to Lahlou as, "The soul of Moroccan cooking, thoughtfully reimagined and generously shared." This is the perfect book for any cookbook lover with delicious recipes, charming stories, easy to follow instructions, and beautiful photos.