SARABAN: Published by Hardie Grant, price £30, Hardback
SARABAN is an unforgettable culinary journey through modern-day Persia. Following ancient spice trails, Greg and Lucy discover a land of generous hospitality, of tea-houses, mosques and caravanserais. They meet pistachio farmers and toffee makers, saffron growers and boat builders, eat in exotic restaurants, bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens and are invited time and again into the homes of people they meet along the way.
Lavishly illustrated throughout, SARABAN offers a unique and remarkable window into a world steeped in history and tradition, and a comprehensive introduction to the delights of Persian cuisine.
Master of Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf and award-winning writer, Lucy Malouf, will be visiting the UK in February 2010 to promote SARABAN with events at some of their favourite London venues.
Dock Kitchen Dinner
Monday 7th February 2011 -from 7pm
Greg Malouf will join head chef Stevie Parle and his team in the kitchen where they will prepare a Persian feast of dishes inspired by Saraban. The Dock Kitchen will then run the Persian menu for the remainder of the week.
£35 per head for 4 courses not including drinks.
Bookings – 0208 962 1610 or via the Dock Kitchen website
Books for Cooks Lunch
Tuesday 8th February 2011- from 12 noon
Greg and Lucy will be hosting the Tuesday Vegetarian Lunch service at Notting Hill’s famous cookbook shop.
£5 per head per head for 2 courses not including drinks
Bookings –not taken, tables are allocated on a first come first served basis. They are always full.
La Fromagerie Talk and Dinner
Tuesday 8th February – 7.00pm
A seasonal Saraban-inspired menu at the stylish and unconventional La Fromagerie in London’s Marylebone. Greg and Lucy will host a feast-like dinner with a short talk on their journey through modern-day Persia.
£65 per head includes accompanying wines
Bookings – via La Fromagerie’s website
Fortnum & Mason Talk and Evening Demonstration
Wednesday 9th February 6.30 – 7.30 pm
During an hour-long evening event at London’s centuries old, quintessentially English store Greg will show guests how to recreate his favourite Persian dishes using ingredients from the Food Hall at Fortnum & Mason.
£15 per head
Bookings – 0845 602 5694.
The Saraban Reception
Thursday 10th February – 7.00pm
An evening talk & reception with the Iran Heritage Foundation at Made in Camden. Greg will give a talk about Persian cuisine whilst Lucy will relive their journey and illuminate their experiences. The talk with be illustrated by a collection of photographs taken for the book and whilst travelling around modern-day Persia. A selection of nibbles will be prepared by Made in Camden Head Chef, Josh Katz.
£15 per head
Bookings – via the Roundhouse website
Petersham Nurseries Demonstration and Tasting
Saturday 12th February – Morning Demonstration SOLD OUT. Lunch- from 12.30pm. Afternoon Demo- 3.30pm
A talk, tasting and cooking demonstration by Greg and Lucy. Following the morning event, Petersham Nurseries’ Head Chef Skye Gyngell will cook a lunch menu based on recipes from Saraban.
Price £35 for the demonstrations and tasting or £65 for lunch
Bookings – 020 8605 3627
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