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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.
The Food of Morocco is such an exceptional cookbook. I collect cookbooks to learn different cuisines of the world and this is by far my favorite. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dale Johnson
This is a beautifully illustrated cookbook with extensive explanation and details about the recipes all of which look wonderful!Published 25 days ago by Dr.J
Paula Wolfert is a remarkable contributor to the world of food, culture and knowledge.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
So many recipes, not enough time! This tome is not just a cookbook but an illustrated and fascinating travelogue as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth Gulla
Beautiful book chocked full of authentic recipes and pictures of Morocco. This cookbook was recommended to us by a cooking class we had there.Published 2 months ago by Stella Smith
Delicious recipes, and it will take years to work my way through this cookbook.Published 2 months ago by Marilyn Blanck