Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review : A Month In Marrakesh

Let's call this an early birthday present... I was sent a copy of a gorgeous new book to review and tell you about.  A Month in Marrakesh is written by Andy Harris and it's a celebration of the wonderful tastes and cultural diversity of the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

Pomegranate Jelly

My first experience of Moroccan food came when I was working as a travel agent and Morocco was a new and exciting destination.  We went to a reception hosted by the tourist board filled with incredible, previously unknown food like pigeon pastilla, brik (also beloved in Tunisia), tagines full of spice and fruit and piles of fluffy couscous.  This book takes you on a journey through the spice sellers of the souks and gives you an insight into the true flavours of Marrakesh.  The photography is by David Loftus so that should give you an idea of how mouthwatering the images are.

Snapper, Green Olives and Preserved Lemon Tagine

The book is laid out in a really clear way and brings you from breakfast all the way through to desserts using ingredients that you'll have in your fridge and storecupboard, together with specialist condiments which are easier than ever to find.

Swiss Chard and Black Olive Salad

By the time you read this, I'll be in France and stocking up on my Moroccan herbs and spices so I can cook some of these incredible dishes.  I have my eye on the Chicken Mefenned with Parsley Omelettes, the Mechoui Lamb with Crushed Roast Potatoes and Tomatoes and that stunning Pomegranate Jelly.

This blogpost is part of a Blogtour and the very charming and lovely bloggers below are taking part - why not read what they thought too...

Monday 10th - EnglishMum  
Tuesday 11th - Emma Block 
Wednesday 12th - JungleFrog Cooking 
Thursday 13th - ME!!! 
Friday 14th - Milly Cundall 
You can win a copy of A Month in Marrakesh thanks to Hardie Grant Books. To enter, simply follow Hardie Grant on Twitter or like them on Facebook and send an email to Winner will be drawn on Monday 17th September. UK residents only (sorry lovely Irish readers!).

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