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Magical Moroccan recipes from the Souks to the Sahara

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Orange Blossom & Honey is a culinary journey across Morocco, from the lush oases of the southern desert, through the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and onto the blustery Atlantic Coast.

Known for discovering the real culinary magic that a country has to offer, in his latest book John Gregory-Smith uncovers the secrets of the Moroccan kitchen.

From home-cooked stews to sensational seafood, John reveals little-known Moroccan dishes and gives them his pared back, modern spin.

John includes a great collection of recipes, covering everything from sizzling streetfood, to easy everyday cooking and wonderful celebratory dishes. Recipes include d’jaj m’jamer – chicken and chips, zaalouk with crispy halloumi, and pomegranate and rosewater mille feuille.

John Gregory-Smith says:

"Moroccan food is all about using seasonal produce and cooking for an occasion, whether that’s quick sardine supper, a light lunch with the freshest vegetables from the market, or a special meal, like rafissa – chicken with lentils and split peas, cooked traditionally to honour the birth of a new baby.

This is a window into a wonderful world. I hope these recipes will bring a little Moroccan magic into your kitchen. So let the aromas of spice-scented tagines and freshly cooked breads mingle with the chatter of friends and family around your dining table"

Orange Blossom & Honey is divided into chapters on

  • Streetfood
  • Salads & Vegetables
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Tagines and Desserts, plus
  • a section of spice mixes, marinades and preserves.

With mouthwatering recipes, breathtaking location photography and John’s infectious enthusiasm, this is an essential addition to every cook’s collection.

About the author

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. He 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, John 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.

John always receives rave reviews for his raucous pop-ups and events, each one themed and inspired by his travels. If you are in the UK, make sure you catch him later this year at Berber and Q, Druid Street Market, Soho House or Dock Kitchen.

Orange Blossom & Honey by John Gregory-Smith is published by Kyle Books (UK; Sept 2017) and distributed in Australia by Simon & Schuster (RRP A$39.99). It is available at good bookshops and can be purchased online via booko.com.au »

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