Orange Blossom & Honey: magical Moroccan recipes from the Souks to the Sahara

Book Launch – Orange Blossom & Honey by John Gregory-Smith

Orange Blossom & Honey: magical Moroccan recipes from the Souks to the Sahara

Orange Blossom & Honey: magical Moroccan recipes from the Souks to the Sahara by John Gregory-Smith $39.95

Book Launch

On Tuesday 12 December, John Gregory-Smith, direct from the UK will be joining us to chat about his brand new book Orange Blossom & Honey: magical Moroccan recipes from the Souks to the Sahara

When: 6.30pm Tuesday 12 December 2017

Where: Books for Cooks

Cost: $10 includes tastes, glass of bubbles and a great chat

Bookings:  via Eventbrite

 About the book: Orange Blossom & Honey

John Gregory-Smith is one of the new up-and-coming British food authors exploring the Mediterranean and its’ bordering countries.  John is part cook, part culinary anthropologist and part whimsical traveller.   On a whirlwind tour for his new book Orange Blossom & Honey, John will be briefly in Melbourne in December and we are excited that his only Melbourne stop this tour will be Books for Cooks.

Orange Blossom & Honey is a culinary journey across Morocco; drawn from John’s personal experiences through many visits to Morocco over the last 10 years.  The book meanders, like a traveller in search of a good meal, through the souks of Marrakech and on to the Atlas Mountains.  Then south to Aït Benhaddou and the edge of the mighty Sahara, where tangia stews are cooked for hours in the glowing embers of the baker’s oven.  Then north to the shores of the Atlantic and a wealth of coastal cuisine and fragrant citrus-based dishes.

From kalinti, a traditional streetfood made from eggs and chickpea flour and served in the famous blue village of Chefchaouen, to lamb cutlets roasted mechoui style, John has eaten and cooked throughout his travels across Morocco, learning from the locals to discover dishes little known outside their own regions. In this wonderful collection of memories, stories and recipes, he gives traditional flavours a modern twist to appeal to the contemporary cook.

The chapters include Streetfood, Salads & Vegetables, Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Tagines and Desserts.  There is also a  section of essential spice mixes and marinades from chermoula to ras el hanout. With mouthwatering recipes, breathtaking location photography and John’s infectious enthusiasm, this is a great addition to every cook’s collection.

About the Author:

John Gregory-Smith Portrait ©Alan Keohane

John Gregory-Smith ©Alan Keohane

John Gregory-Smith is a food and travel, presenter and chef. He has written four cookbooks: Orange Blossom & Honey, Turkish Delights, Mighty Spice and Mighty Spice Express.

John started his career launching a spice brand into Sainsbury’s when he was 24. He then moved into writing and presenting, working on both sides of the Atlantic. John currently lives in London and travels the world, visiting some of the most far-flung, remote destinations for inspiration. He has a particular interest in North African, Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean food.

This year, he has written for Grazia, Evening Standard, Attitude Magazine, The Independent, Delicious and Feel Good Food. His recipes have been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, Sainsbury’s Magazine, The Daily Mail, Hello!, GQ, Red, The Wall Street Journal and Men’s Health.

Please join us for an intimate chat with John Gregory-Smith as we explore the creation of this beautiful book





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