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...
Sabrina Ghayour is a phenomenal Persian chef.
Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavours 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.
This is Ottolenghi with rocket fuel
The Golden Girl
Completely dispels any notion that this style of cooking is long-winded and intimidating...brilliant for the novice, the time-poor and even the seasoned cook.
Will have you salivating with Pavlovian gusto on page after page.
Worthy of becoming a kitchen shelf staple.
This book will delight fans of Ottolenghi-style food.
Tehran-born Ghayour can help you load your table with incredible feasts.
Ghayour brings authentic recipes up to date using a handful of simple, easily acquired ingredients.
"This wonderful Persian-born chef is a master of the Middle East and her book is sumptuous, thrilling, learned and downright brilliant.
Unlike other Middle Eastern cookbooks, this one is easy to decipher, packed with lots of flavour and recipes are surprisingly easy to pull off.
Ghayour helps the reader realise that the back of the store cupboard could be a magical haven for flavour... her love for each dish, whether it is steeped in Persian heritage or created in her own kitchen, shines through. You'll never look at a kebab in the same way again.
A gorgeously produced ode to richly spiced, exotic food from the Middle East and beyond.
The latest doyenne of Persian food... there's a dashing Ghayour stamp on classic combos - think Persian saffron chicken or ras-el hanout chicken wraps.
Persiana stands alone as a brilliant work of creativity... a captivating work.
Sabrina... is on a mission to make the flavours of the Middle East accessible.
The loveliest cookbook I've seen in a very long time.
The most exciting debut cookbook of the year.
The most appetising book. I want to eat every page of it.