Cookbook Reviews

There is always ONE cookbook that everyone seems to be talking about and cooking from, and right now it seems to be this one. A lot of my London and HK friends, who previously would only touch Gwyneth at lunchtime and Ottolenghi for supper, are now clear Middle Eastern converts! I enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at a friend's on Sunday where she cooked no less than a dozen dishes from the book, so a fairly representative sample. We had lamb koftes, chermoula, a tomato & cucumber salad steeped in pomegranate molasses and sumac, quinoa & courgette salad and a few other savoury dishes finishing with an Eastern Mess (think Eton then add pistachios). It was such a hit and I am looking forward to getting hold of the book myself to try the others.

May 2015

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