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Sharing Morocco

Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours

Ruth Barnes


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Moroccan and Mediterranean main courses, appetizers, salads, soups, side dishes and desserts artfully displayed and with simple directions so that anyone can create these sumptuous dishes.

In Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours, Ruth Barnes brings to life the rich culinary history of her family's homeland while also making the cuisine accessible to the home cook. She shares her tips and techniques for preparing Moroccan classics like bastilla, lamb with apricots and prunes, and chicken with preserved lemons, as well as more familiar dishes like baba ganoush, baklava, and kebabs.

Like so many home cooks, Barnes is a busy spouse, parent, and professional who cannot spend all day in the kitchen preparing complicated meals. But, like so many, she is committed to serving her family home-cooked meals that are fresh, healthy, and flavorful.

In Sharing Morocco, she has simplified the recipes that she loves by identifying common ingredient substitutes or demystifying the complex spice combinations so often found in Moroccan cuisine. She does not shy away from shortcuts, like utilizing pre=made phyllo doug. And, as an avid hostess, she is an advocate for freezing an extra batch of this or that to serve to unexpected guests

Sharing Morocco is an ideal cookbook for home cooks who are new to the flavors of the Middle East or who simply enjoy exotic food. Readers will find Barnes to be a warm and welcoming guide to a culinary journey of the colorful spices and vibrant flavors of her homeland.

Greenleaf Book Group, 9781626340978, 298pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2014

About the Author

Ruth Barnes, The Petite Gourmande, grew up in a large Moroccan family bound by food and cultural tradition. She learned to cook from the women in her family who regularly prepared meals for her large immediate and extended family, neighbors, and community members. For Barnes, cooking is nurturing, and she has made it her life s"