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Following on from their success with Saha, Greg Malouf and Lucy Rushbrooke delight us yet again, bringing their own inimitable blend of food and travel writing to the Turkish culinary landscape - once which remains curiously unexplored by many of us in the Western world. In Turquoise, Greg and Lucy journey through a land where the rich diversity of climate, countryside and architecture provide a fitting background for an equal variety and richness of cuisine. Join them as they visit spice markets and tiny soup kitchens, taste fish sandwiches on the Bosphorus, enjoy Ottoman banquets in fine restaurants and drink chay in ancient tea houses. Inspired by the foods they discover along the way, some of the recipes in Turquoise are classics, such as Little Kofte Dumplings in Minted Yoghurt Sauce; Slow-cooked Lamb with Quinces; and Sticky Apricots Stuffed with Clotted Cream. Many more spring from Greg's unique talent and imagination, which combine here to create dishes like Roast Chicken with Barberry Pilav Stuffing; Green Olive, Walnut and Pomegranate Salad; Skewered Sweet-spiced Duck; and Pistachio Halva Ice-cream. Turkey is a fascinating land, teeming with memories of Sultans and harems, of Byzantine churches and Seljuk mosques, of ancient kingdoms and cities long gone to dust. Gorgeous photography beings the engaging stories and exciting cuisine to life. In Turquoise you will share Greg and Lucy's unforgettable journey and discover an extraordinary world that will surprise and delight.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781740665131
ISBN-10: 1740665139
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 285mm x 33mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Greg Malouf

Along with writing partner Lucy Malouf, Greg has produced six beautiful and award-winning books on different cuisines, the latest being Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food, to continued acclaim. In 2011, he was honoured as Ambassador by The American University in Beirut for his achievements in promoting Lebanese cuisine around the world. In 2012 Greg left the award-winning MoMo restaurant in Melbourne, Australia, to take over the reins at the iconic Petersham Nurseries Cafe in Richmond, UK. His Middle Eastern take on seasonal dining earned the restaurant a Michelin star. Greg is now based in Dubai, where he is opening a multi-million dollar modern Middle Eastern restaurant in May 2014. Lucy Malouf is a food writer and editor. Together with her former husband, Greg Malouf, she is the co-author of Arabesque, Moorish, Saha, Turquoise, Saraban and Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food. Her writing has appeared in compendiums of the best Australian food writing and she also contributes regularly to Australian and International newspapers, journals and magazines. In addition to her own projects, Lucy has collaborated with some of Australia's best known chefs on their recipe books and is regarded as one of the most experienced food editors in the publishing industry. Lucy and her husband George, live in a converted Kentish barn in the UK. Acclaimed as the master of modern Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf has transformed the Australian restaurant scene with his innovative food. Greg's reputation as the creator of a new style of cooking known as 'Modern Middle Eastern' - which has changed forever the perception of Middle Eastern food in the West - reaches far beyond his native Australia.

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