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4.0 out of 5 stars A collation of authentic, classic recipes and modern restaurant-style creations
Greg and Lucy Malouf have previously written, among others, three books relating "culinary journeys" through the Middle East - Saha (Lebanon and Syria), Turquoise (Turkey) and Saraban (Iran). Some nice recipes in these for sure, but they were much more coffee table books than cookbooks, with a large proportion of the text relating their journey and the photography being...
Published on 19 Oct 2011 by E. L. Wisty

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3.0 out of 5 stars A FEW DISAPPOINTMENTS
I am a great fan of the Lucy and Greg Malouf's work but this book contains a substantial number of recipes that have featured in their other books. Also, the type is terrible - pale and very difficult to read. I find myself peering at the text. Design-wise it is cold - their other books are very 'coffee table' and this one is even more so, though without the travel...
Published on 19 May 2012 by D. HENRY


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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A paving slab of a book with as few pictures, 9 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food (Hardcover)
I bought this book after reading about it in the Metro.

I've sent it back.

1) As with other reviews, there are too few photos and they do not relate directly to the recipe page.
2) The book weighs an incredible 2.246kg. The lady at the post office asked me what kind of book weighs so much.
3) Such a huge dissappointment.
4) Here is the acid test. When I was in the Middle East, the indicator for a good restaurant was the quality of its humous.
5) So there should have been a focused session with clear photos on this.
6) Once you can make the basics excellent rest should follow.
7) I appreciate the book is aimed at advanced cooks.
8) Sorry Malouf, if you read this review, please redraft the book, make it lighter, expand the homous section and add a picture for the recipe. You want to see what the finished result looks like.

I know how much hard work goes into writing books but felt compelled to write a review on this occasion.

Sorry guys, back to the drawing board with this one.
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Malouf: New Middle Eastern Food by Lucy Malouf (Hardcover - 1 Oct 2011)
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