Mourad: New Moroccan
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What Mourad Lahlou has developed over the last decade and a half at his Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant is nothing less than a new, modern Moroccan cuisine, inspired by memories, steeped in colorful stories, and informed by the tireless exploration of his curious mind. His book is anything but a dutifully “authentic” documentation of Moroccan home cooking. Yes, the great classics are all here—the basteeya, the couscous, the preserved lemons, and much more. But Mourad adapts them in stunningly creative ways that take a Moroccan idea to a whole new place. The 100-plus recipes, lavishly illustrated with food and location photography, and terrifically engaging text offer a rare blend of heat, heart, and palate.
From Publishers Weekly
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Five stars for the contents; zero for the iBook for iPhone
Mourad is a beautiful book, the story of a chef and his highly personal take on the food of his Moroccan homeland. I will enjoy cooking from it for years to come...in hardcover. The pages are dense with text, all but impossible to read on the iPhone screen. To make readability even worse, they're presented two-to-a-screen. The only navigational tool is a row of scrolling pages at the bottom of the screen; better than nothing, but far from optimal. The incredibly poor e-book formatting is a shame, because the book is a keeper, even if you make nothing but the spice blends. But if you want to make your own basteeya, it's here and it's delicious. Save your money on the iBook and put it toward buying the hardcover.
I have this book in hardback, it is amazing. Wonderful pictures and a great story. 12.99 is a steal!