The Palomar Cookbook

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SKU: OT0148
Author: Michael Zee
Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages: 272 pages
Format: Hardback
Year Published: 2016
Difficulty: Approachable  
Photography: Richly Illustrated  



Enjoy more than 100 utterly delicious recipes from award-winning restaurant The Palomar, with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. This debut cookbook includes recipes for the restaurant's signature dishes, alongside recipes drawn from family tradition, mothers and grandmothers, from influences, encounters, places travelled to and places evoked by their flavours alone.

Pulling on the traditions of the Mediterranean, The Palomar Cookbook is your guide to recreating the intense and evocative flavours of an exotic elsewhere in your own kitchen. With mezze dishes to share, sweet and savoury pastries, simple dishes for a quick fix and more complex dishes for a main meal, each recipe is both evocative and innovative, and - first and foremost - bursting with flavour. Chapters include:

What's in the cupboard?
Essential ingredients and spice mixes

The meal before the meal
Spiced olives with rose petals & balsamic vinegar | Velvet tomatoes | Baba ganoush

Raw beginnings
Scallop carpaccio with 'Thai-bouleh' | Kubenia | Spring salad

The main act
Cauliflower steak with labneh & grated tomatoes | Polenta Jerusalem-style | Pork belly with ras el hanout

Yael's Kingdom
Kubanah bread | Tahini ice cream | Jerusalem mess

For those who want to kick back
Drunken botanist | Bishbash posh wash | Sumac-ade

"Middle Eastern fireworks" - Giles Coren, The Times
"Death-row dinner good" - Grace Dent, Evening Standard
"Gorgeousness" - Nigella Lawson

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