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The North African Cookbook

Jeff Koehler

A collection of 445 exciting and accessible recipes that celebrate North Africa's vibrant and diverse food culture.

Life in North Africa heavily revolves around that most important of passions, food. Drawing on Berber, Arabic, and Ottoman influences as well as French, Spanish, and Italian ones, this gorgeous cookbook explores the culinary diversity of the Maghreb, a region that spans Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.

With 445 delicious and authentic North African dishes that can easily be recreated at home, this treasure trove of a book reveals an exciting cuisine that is as varied and fascinating as the countries it covers. Irresistible recipes and stunning photography bring the region to life, from the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast in the west and the north, across farmland, orchards, plateaus carpeted in wheat, and mountain peaks, to the great Sahara in the south and east.

A series of essays scattered throughout the book introduce key ingredients and cultural traditions, adding extra depth to Jeff Koehler's compelling introduction, which celebrates food culture in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, as well as providing a brief history of North Africa itself.


From griddled flatbreads and zesty salads to aromatic tagines, grilled meat and fish, and honey-rich pastries, The North African Cookbook showcases an unprecedented and authoritative collection of traditional and contemporary recipes for the home cook from this most intriguing and varied of regions.

Jeff Koehler, winner of a James Beard award, International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) awards, and Gourmand World Cookbook prizes, is an American writer and cook who lives in Spain. For the past two decades he has traveled widely in North Africa. He is the author of seven critically acclaimed books, and his writing and recipes have appeared in the Washington Post, Saveur, NPR, Afar and other media outlets.

Category:  Food & Drink
ISBN:  9781838666262
Publisher:  Phaidon Press Ltd
On sale:  June 2023
Format:  Hardback
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