SARABAN- Published by Hardie Grant on 1 November, price £30, Hardback
In SARABAN Greg and Lucy Malouf take their readers on a journey through modern-day Persia, from bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens, picking saffron at dawn, and fishing from wooden dhows in the Persian Gulf, creating a stunning introduction to a fascinating country that remains largely inaccessible to the West.
Illustrated throughout with stunning colour photography SARABAN offers a unique and remarkable window into a world steeped in history and tradition, and an intriguing introduction to the delights of Persian cuisine.
Greg and Lucy, who are based in Australia will be visiting the UK in February 2010 to promote SARABAN with a host of events at some of their favourite places in London
Widely acclaimed as the master of modern Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf has transformed theAustralian restaurant scene with his innovative food, and his influence has spread through Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East. Greg is the executive chef at MoMo restaurant in Melbourne’s GrandHyatt Hotel, where he delights diners with the flavours of his heritage, presented with exciting contemporary flair. Greg travels widely for masterclasses and guest chef appearances. He also consults to restaurants in Melbourne, Broome, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Jordan.
Lucy Malouf is a Melbourne-based food writer and editor. In addition to the books written with her former husband, Greg Malouf, she is the author of The food and wine lover’s guide to Melbourne’s bays and peninsulas, and The Season’s Plate Cookbook. In between the time she spends travelling and writing, Lucy works as a freelance editor and advisor for several leading Australian publishers and contributes features and reviews to newspapers, restaurant guides and magazines, as well as food, wine, travel and tourism web sites.