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.
Paula Wolfert is an expert on Mediterranean food and the author of nine cookbooks, including The Food of Morocco, 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, and the Tastemaker Award, and was a finalist for the André Simon Award. A regular columnist for Food & Wine, Wolfert lives in Sonoma, California.
There are very few good Moroccan cookbooks in print, and this is one of them. Very authentic versions of home-style food.Published 3 months ago by Max H. Herr
All of Paula Wolfert books are excellent. This was purchased as a gift as I have all of her works.Published 4 months ago by Paula Campbell
Came on time. Paula posted condition as very good, actually it was Excellent condition!
Paula Wolfert is a recognized food author. She brings her expertise and knowledge to the subject of Moroccan cuisine. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joanna Daneman
After a recent trip to Morocco, I wanted to recreate some of the great, unusual food we had there. This book does not disappoint. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fat Cinnamon
absolutely the best book of moroccan cooking. my copy is dog-eared and i know many of the recipes by heart i have used them so often.Published 7 months ago by katherin
on the first look after getting it I found that it is not appealing.
I am disappointed.