Tagines & Couscous: Delicious Recipes for Moroccan One-pot Cooking
by Ghillie Basan
Hardcover from Ryland Peters & Small
Tagines form the basis of traditional Moroccan cooking. These hearty casseroles are cooked and often served in an elegant, specially-designed cooking vessel, the tagine. In this collection of recipes you will find some of the best-loved classics. A chapter on Traditional Lamb Tagines includes the sumptuous Lamb Tagine with Dates, Almonds, and Pistachios. Also included are less traditional but equally delicious recipes for Beef, Kefta, and Sausage Tagines. Try a Beef Tagine with Sweet Potatoes, Peas, and Ginger; or a Chorizo Tagine with Lentils and Fenugreek, Lighter recipes for Chicken and Duck Tagines include a tangy Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon, Green Olives, and Thyme. Ideas for Fish and Seafood dishes include a Creamy Shellfish Tagine with Fennel and Spicy Harissa. Vegetable Tagines make satisfying and economical meals. Try a Tagine of Artichokes, Potatoes, Peas, and Saffron. A chapter devoted to Couscous Dishes provides an essential recipe for Plain, Buttery Couscous, as well as ideas for couscous-based dishes, such as Green Couscous with a Spring Broth; and Couscous Tfaia with Beef. Finally, Salads and Vegetable Side Dishes are often served alongside tagines to balance the flavors. Recipes to try include Preserved Lemon and Tomato Salad with Capers; and Honey-glazed Pumpkin with Spices.
. Featuring over 50 foolproof recipes, this book is the perfect introduction to the fabulous cuisine fo Morocco.
. Beautiful location photography by Martin Brigdale and Peter Cassidy.
Tagine: Spicy Stews from Morocco
by Ghillie Basan
Hardcover from Ryland Peters & Small
Few meals are more satisfying than a hearty tagine--the rich, fragrant Moroccan stew that is served from its own elegant cooking vessel, also called a tagine. Meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables are simmered gently in the steam of the pot's conical lid, and the food, deliciously flavored with spices and fruit, remains tender and moist. In Ghillie Basan's collection of aromatic tagines you will find some of the best-loved classics of the Moroccan kitchen, such as Lamb Tagine with Prunes, Apricots, and Almonds, and the tangy Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Lemon. Also included are less traditional but equally delectable recipes for beef and meatball tagines. If you enjoy a succulent fish dish, you can try Monkfish Tagine with Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, and Olives, or Red Mullet with Lemon and Mint. For vegetarians there is a varied choice, from a sweet, syrupy tagine of Yams, Carrots, and Prunes to a summery dish of Artichoke Hearts with Peas and Saffron. *Every recipe includes suggestions for accompaniments and side dishes. *The perfect introduction to the distinctive tastes of Morocco.
Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon
by Claudia Roden
Hardcover from Michael Joseph Ltd
Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco
by Paula Wolfert
Paperback from Ecco
Media Published: 1987-02-18
Since it was first published in 1973, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco has established itself as the classic work on one of the world's great cuisines, and in 2008 it was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. From the magnificent bisteeyas (enormous, delicate pies composed of tissue-thin, buttery layers of pastry and various fillings) to endless varieties of couscous, Paula Wolfert reveals not only the riches of the Moroccan kitchen but also the variety and flavor of the country itself. With its outstanding recipes, meticulous and loving research, and keen commitment to the traditions of its subject, this is one of those rare cookbooks that are as valuable for their good reading as for their inspired food.
North Africa is the home to one of the world's great cuisines. Redolent of saffron, cumin and cilantro, Moroccan cooking can be as elegant or as down-home hearty as you want it to be. In Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, author Paula Wolfert has collected delectable recipes that embody the essence of the cuisine. From Morocco's national dish, couscous (for which Wolfert includes more than 20 different recipes), to delicacies such as Bisteeya (a pigeon pie made with filo, eggs, and raisins among other ingredients), Wolfert describes both the background of each recipe and the best way to prepare it. As if the mouthwatering recipes weren't enough, each chapter includes some aspect of Moroccan culture or history, be it an account of Moroccan moussems, or festivals, or a description of souks, or markets. Just reading the recipes will be enough to induce ravenous hunger even on a full stomach. Once you've tried the Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Almonds, or the Seared Lamb Kebabs Cooked in Butter, Paula Wolfert's Couscous and Other Good Foods from Morocco will become a well-worn title on your cookbook shelf.
The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa
by Marcus Samuelsson
Hardcover from Wiley
"For as long as I can remember, I've had Africa on my mind." Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson may be best known for his innovative take on Scandinavian cuisine at New York's Restaurant Aquavit, but his story begins thousands of miles away, in Africa. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden by adoptive parents, his life transcends national boundaries, and his individual approach to cuisine is a global yet personal one that draws freely from many ethnic and cultural influences.
In The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus returns to the land of his birth to explore the continent's rich diversity of cultures and cuisines through recipes and stories from his travels in Africa. Stunning color images by award-winning photographer Gediyon Kifle bring the breadth of the African experience to life, from fishermen at sunset off the coast of Zanzibar to French baguettes loaded onto a bicycle in Senegal.
Marcus shares more than 200 enticing recipes, including his own African-inspired creations and traditional dishes from all parts of Africa. You can delight in spicy stews and Barbequed Snapper from West Africa and the familiar Mediterranean flavors of dishes like Moroccan Lemon-Olive Chicken, or make your way east and south for the irresistible taste combinations of dishes such as Curried Trout with Coconut-Chili Sauce from Kenya and Apple-Squash Fritters from South Africa's Cape Malay. Using ingredients that are readily available in American markets, the recipes are doable as well as delicious.
Of course, one of the keys to authentic African cooking is the use of spice blends and rubs, which elevate simple cooking techniques to an excitingly varied and intense level. Marcus includes his favorites here, with blends that go from sweet to spicy and feature everything from hot chili peppers and peppermint leaves to sesame seeds and ginger.
As he says, Africa is "a state of mind that I hope this book will help you tap into wherever you are." By cooking with a handful of this and a pinch of that, trying new foods and enjoying old ones in a new way, and lingering over meals with family and friends, you will bring the free, relaxed spirit of African cooking to your table and discover for yourself the soul of a "new" cuisine.
70 Traditional African Recipes: Authentic classic dishes from all over Africa adapted for the western kitchen - all shown step-by-step in 300 simple-to-follow photographs
by Rosamund Grant
Paperback from Anness
70 authentic and evocative recipes - the best of Africa's unique cuisine.
Flavors of Morocco: Delicious Recipes from North Africa
by Ghillie Basan
Hardcover from Ryland Peters & Small
Moroccan food is sensual exotic, and a feast for the eyes. In "Flavors of Morocco", Ghillie Basan brings you tantalizing recipes for authentic Moroccan food, allowing you to recreate the scents and flavors of this fascinating culinary tradition at home. Follow simple Kemsia and Salad recipes such as Garlicky Fava Bean Dip or Carrot and Cumin Salad with Orange Blossom Water. Make the traditional Classic Chicken Pie with Cinnamon (B'Stilla) from Soups, Breads, and Savory Pastries. A chapter on Tagines, K'dras, and Couscous features the classic Lamb Tagine with Almonds, Prunes, and Apricots and some K'dras (stews), such as Chicken K'dras with Chickpeas, Raisins, and Red Bell Peppers, Grills, Pan-fries, and Roasts include Roast Duck with Honey, Pears, and Figs. Delicious Vegetables, Side dishes, and Preserves include Casablancan Stuffed Tomatoes and Green Leaf and Herb Jam with Olives. Finally, Sweet Snacks, Desserts, and Drinks features treats such as Rose-flavored Milk Pudding--perfect to serve with authentic Mint Tea or a glass of Almond Milk. Also appearing throughout the book are essays on: The Olive and the Argan; Islam, Ramadan, and Bread; Dadas and the Traditional Kitchen; Berber Traditions and Tagines; The Art of Making Couscous; The Souks, Spices, and Sensual Flavors; and finally, Hospitality and Mint Tea. *Moroccan food is hugely popular--it's delicious and easy to cook. *In the same popular series as "Flavors of Provence" and "Flavors of Tuscany", also beautifully photographed on location by Peter Cassidy.
Moro: The Cookbook
by Samuel Clark, Samantha Clark
Paperback from Ebury Press
Media Published: 2003-07-22
The Moro menu encompasses dishes that originated in Spain and dishes from the Muslim Mediterranean, two areas linked in history by the Moors' 700-year occupation of Spain. The book is much more than a simple catalogue of recipes--the chefs also communicate the romance and tradition inherent in each dish and their writing is informed by an intimate knowledge of long-established culinary and cultural traditions. In a market saturated with impersonal restaurant cookbooks, this book has a refreshingly different feel. It oozes character and is written and designed with palpable passion and insight.
Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East and North Africa
by Habeeb Salloum
Paperback from Interlink Publishing Group
Nile Style: Egyptian Cuisine and Culture: Ancient Festivals, Significant Ceremonies, and Modern Celebrations (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)
by Amy Riolo
Hardcover from Hippocrene Books
From classics like Fava Bean Puree, Yogurt with Honey, and Egyptian Whole-Wheat Pita Bread, to tempting Lamb-Filled Phyllo Triangles and Peanut, Coconut, and Raisin Baklava, "Nile Style" spans the range of the Egyptian kitchen with recipes that will appeal to every palate! It includes 23 full menus showcasing, 150 easy-to-follow recipes and much more.
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