About the book:
Persiana is a celebration of the food and flavors from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream.
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Publication Date: 2014
Size: 246 x 189mm
About the author:
A chef, food writer and cookery teacher, Sabrina Ghayour is one of the strongest voices in Middle Eastern food today. Past collaborations include the ‘Passage to Persia’ pop-up with Anna Hansen at The Modern Pantry with guest chefs Ben Spalding, Omar Allibhoy, Alexis Gauthier and Tim Anderson, Oliver Peyton’s ‘Friday Night Socials’ at The National Gallery and a pop-up at Grain Store with chef Bruno Loubet.With regular appearances at the BBC Good Food Show, Taste London and more, her work has featured in The Times, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, delicious. magazine, Waitrose Food magazine, Sainsbury’s Magazine and BBC Good Food magazine. She has also appeared on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, BBC2’s Great British Menu and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
Awards for Persiana:
Best Cookbook of the Year – Observer Food Monthly Awards 2014
Book of The Year – Food & Travel Reader Awards 2015
“A lovingly-written homage to the enchanting dishes of the Middle East. Sabrina Ghayour takes the reader on her magic carpet to the ancient and beautiful lands of rose-scented sherbets…and to a table of abundant feasts, and of honeyed and spiced delights. What a fantastic treasure trove of good food! Within these pages, the cook will find recipes for tagines, soups, stews, salads and plenty of sweet treats. Through the pages of Persiana, Sabrina delivers the Eastern promise in its delicious, gastronomic form. If you want to eat like an Arabian Knight, then start here…but be sure to stock up on cinnamon, cumin and coriander…”
– Raymond Blanc
“Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavors distilled out of love and generosity. In this book Sabrina demystifies the use of spices. The Eastern promise is definitely delivered in her book and it will have a place on the shelves of my kitchen.”
– Bruno Loubet
“This wonderful Persian-born chef is a master of the Middle East and her book is sumptuous, thrilling, learned and downright brilliant.”
– Tom Parker-Bowles, Mail on Sunday