- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Conran Octopus Ltd (24 Sept. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0809226677
- ISBN-13: 978-0809226672
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,940,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Caf e Morocco (Conran Octopus) Paperback – 24 Sep 1998
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Top Customer Reviews
HOWEVER, I'm in the UK, and the original version of the book I have is in UK measures, is called Street Cafe, and is published by Conran Octopus. This one is just called cafe, is in American measures, and uses names liek cilantro instead of coriander. You may prefer to find the English version if you care about such things.
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"Cafe Morocco" is suitable for both novices and those more familiar with Moroccan cooking. Many other cookbooks focus too much on lush photography of Moroccan souqs and too little on the recipes. This book centers on the food without sacrificing aesthetics, and presents an accurate, tasty interpretation of Moroccan cuisine. In addition to being filled with gorgeous, colorful photographs, the book is well laid-out, with clearly marked ingredient lists and simple instructions. At the front of the book are descriptions of ingredients essential to Moroccan cooking, and a brief discussion of cooking equipment and techniques.
Included are several basic bread recipes and a fairly large selection of tajines and couscouses, based mainly on lamb or fish. Helou also presents an unusually wide variety of vegetable-based side dishes that are so essential to Moroccan meals, but are often overlooked in restaurants and cookbooks. Consequently, this book is an excellent purchase for vegetarians (like myself) who love Moroccan food but can't eat meals centered on meat. Although the dessert section is a bit thin, it includes most basic dishes and a number of drinks. Most importantly, there are instructions on how to prepare fresh mint tea, the quintessential Moroccan gustatory and cultural experience.