Moorish: Vibrant Recipes from the Mediterranean by Ben Tish

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  • mjes on September 26, 2019

    This cookbook has been the cookbook of the month for June 2019 for the Great British Chefs Cookbook Club

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  • Whole cinnamon-spiced chicken and pilaf

    • EmmaJaneDay on May 17, 2020

      The rice was truly lovely. However, if I try this again, I will check the chicken much sooner. I had a 2kg chicken, and it ended up over cooked and, while the thighs and legs were good, the breast was quite dry.

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  • ISBN 10 1472958071
  • ISBN 13 9781472958075
  • Published Apr 18 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States, United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury

Publishers Text

`I've been submerged in the cuisines and food culture of Spain and Italy for well over a decade and explored the many regions of these magnificent countries with their markedly different styles and nuances. Throughout the years I've become more and more intrigued by the regions where the Moorish influence has left a pronounced mark and combined seamlessly with the local flavours and ingredients to produce an exotic, full flavoured and vibrant cuisine.'

Within these pages, Ben Tish explores this further with over 100 mouth-watering recipes guaranteed to delight anyone who eats at your table. Spices, fruits and incredible flavours that the Moors introduced, such as cumin, cardamom, saffron, coriander, ginger, apricots, watermelons and pomegranates, were absorbed into the cultures of Spain, Sicily and Portugal, creating big flavoured dishes with a sun-soaked, exotic taste of North Africa and the Arabic world combined with local heritage, all of which can be found in this book. With chapters such as breakfast, brunch and bread, grilling and smoking, fresh, and sweet and sour, Ben offers his own interpretations of these classic recipes, including shakshuka, red prawn crudo, spiced venison and quince pinchos, wood-baked Moorish chicken pine nut and raisin pie, slow cooked fish and shellfish stew with saffron and star anise and octopus and smoked paprika with black beans and rice. This food to share and enjoy, bringing a little extra flavour to your kitchen.

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