The Food of Morocco

The Food of Morocco

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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 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.

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 223.52 x 269.24 x 45.72mm | 2,676.18g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Ecco Press
  • HopewellUnited States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0061957550
  • 9780061957550
  • 155,969

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About Paula Wolfert

Paula Wolfert is an expert on Mediterranean food and the author of eight previous cookbooks, including 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, The Tastemaker Award and was a finalist for the Andre Simon Award. Her classic cookbook Couscous and Other Good Food was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2008. A regular columnist for Food and Wine magazine, Wolfert lives in Sonoma, California. Visit her website at and follow her on Facebook/Clay Pot Cooking and on

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