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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (July 22, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009188084X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091880842
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This is the book I’ve been waiting for.” -- Nigella Lawson

“This is a superb collection of recipes, all of which I plan to cook.” -- Rose Gray

“I could happily cook my way through this book from start to finish.” -- Evening Standard

“The recipes are mouth-wateringly delicious, the photography suitably gorgeous; it’s a winner of a book.” -- Time Out

“A magical book full of rare and special flavours.” -- The Observer

“The Clarks have a way of making food taste wonderful.” -- Claudia Roden

From the Publisher

The word “Moro,” meaning “Moor” in Spanish, encapsulates a certain style of cooking that draws on the intense flavors of Spanish, North African, and eastern Mediterranean cuisines. A heady blend of warm spices and fiery sauces, slow–cooked earthy stews and delicate flavorings, these are simple dishes—it is the resulting flavors that are wonderfully complex. In Moro: The Cookbook, chef–owners Sam and Sam Clark have distilled their restaurant’s most accomplished recipes, beginning with a dazzling array of savory breads, soups, mezze, and tapas. Among the main dishes is lamb simmered with artichokes, while desserts include a Seville orange tart. This stylishly designed volume features 200 recipes and 120 color photos.

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 20, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is an absolute joy - obviously Sam & Sam really love their food; using all natural ingredients, (but not to the extremes of Crank's) they re-create the recipes they found during a 3-month trip round Spain, Morocco and Algeria, prior to setting up their 'Moro' restaurant in the UK.
They bake their own sourdough bread every day, using their own sourdough yeast, make their own yogurt and somehow find ingredients that most of us have never heard of (but they give a comprehensive list of suppliers at the back).
The recipes are simply described, with lots of practical advice and little anecdotes about their discovery of the recipes in tiny restaurants - for example, queuing up outside a hole in the wall that only sold lentil soup! But what a soup!
Think Spain - think paella (usually a hotch-potch of rice and everything thrown in to produce a gluey mass) - but this book resets that impression with a series of recipes that are light, tasty, unusual and definitely NOT stodgy!
Beautifully illustrated and lovingly written, you really feel the atmosphere of the Spanish/Muslim cookery surrounding you as you get drawn, drooling, into this gorgeous book.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Holland on January 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a fabulous book, with such depth and breadth each time you go back to flip it open something new catches your eye. That said, authenticity is prized over simplicity, and many of the dishes I enjoyed in Spain and wanted to recreate at home are surprisingly time-consuming if not complex to make - potatas bravas and potatas tortilla are 2 examples. However the rice dishes are outstanding and it's a wonderful education in using spices such as saffron and smoked paprika.
This isn't a book for mid-week suppers or beginning cooks looking for everything condensed into a 5 easy steps. But the food it helps you produce is outstanding and its a great couch read.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By T. Mylan on April 3, 2008
Format: Paperback
I'm not sure if it's just me but it seems like the authors from the UK are writing books that are much more than vehicles for there current pet project restaurant (unlike most name droppy American/New York chefs).

To me Moro has a depth in its approach that is more akin to Bertolli's Cooking by Hand than Battalis Babbo. If you are hungering for a comprehensive exploration of the multi-facets of Spanish cooking at its simplest and least clichéd Moro is the book for you.

Honestly its worth it just for the mackerel recipe midway through the book. A butterflied fish cooked hot and quick and then dressed with olive oil, garlic and paprika. A revelation and a brilliant recipe for any struggling bistro chef to boot.
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"Moro: The Cookbook" by Sam Clark is cooking guide for meals that are combination of Spanish and Muslim kitchen, that originate from the time when Spain was occupied by Moors, the Muslims who came across the Mediterranean.

Inside, the reader won't only find lot of unknown recipes that mix Spanish, North African and Eastern Mediterranean kitchen but will also learn some culinary facts about these less known cultures.

This book can be especially recommended to people who have some dietary restrictions considering lactose or meat, because inside you'll find number of great vegetarian recipes.
And although the meals are mostly unknown for Western people, they are made more or less from the easily available ingredients, while some exotic are optional, though they raise each dish step higher making it more original and authentic.

So far, I tried the Falafel, traditional Arab food, something I saw many times while traveling but never tried it.
It's made from chickpeas and fava, and it's very delicious.

The only drawback for some will be that although the presented meals are not hard to cook, they will require some additional time to prepare then usually needed, given its diversity from what we are used for.

But if you give it a try you certainly won't regret, it will be well worth your effort.
"Moro: The Cookbook" is good cookbook to have near you, something a bit exotic but still fairly easy to prepare and due to that I can fully recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Cromhout on May 19, 2013
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superb - wish it was available for kindle..... but one of the best cookbooks out there... this book is filled with passion and I can stop rabbiting on actually - it's already famous. If you've been to a mate's house and they've prepared something that's at once clever and simple and all kinds of different... chances are it's from this book.
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Moro is a great restaurant and the cook books are as well. They have expanded my cooking range. I go back to them again and again and on the rare occasion when I am in London I eat at the restaurant enjoying it each time.
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This book uses basic ingredients and some wonderful spices that make cooking a true delight. I've since bought a tagine which has
made cooking easy, fun and delicious.
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