Author(s): The Palomar
Enjoy more than 100 utterly delicious recipes from award-winning restaurant The Palomar, with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. This debut cookbook includes recipes for the restaurant's signature dishes, alongside recipes drawn from family tradition, mothers and grandmothers, from influences, encounters, places travelled to and places evoked by their flavours alone. Pulling on the traditions of the Mediterranean, The Palomar Cookbook is your guide to recreating the intense and evocative flavours of an exotic elsewhere in your own kitchen. With mezze dishes to share, sweet and savoury pastries, simple dishes for a quick fix and more complex dishes for a main meal, each recipe is both evocative and innovative, and - first and foremost - bursting with flavour. Chapters include: What's in the cupboard? Essential ingredients and spice mixes The meal before the meal Spiced olives with rose petals balsamic vinegar | Velvet tomatoes | Baba ganoush Raw beginnings Scallop carpaccio with 'Thai-bouleh' | Kubenia | Spring salad The main act Cauliflower steak with labneh grated tomatoes | Polenta Jerusalem-style | Pork belly with ras el hanout Yael's Kingdom Kubanah bread | Tahini ice cream | Jerusalem mess For those who want to kick back Drunken botanist | Bishbash posh wash | Sumac-ade PRAISE FOR THE PALOMAR "Middle Eastern fireworks" - Giles Coren, The Times "Death-row dinner good" - Grace Dent, Evening Standard "Gorgeousness" - Nigella Lawson
After getting the chance to eat here and loving the food, I purchased this cookbook. Brilliant recipes to cook when having friends over, as it’s all about sharing and they have been a hit. Love the polenta Jerusalem style and the classic Fattoush salad. Not everything is simple or straight forward but it’s one of those cookbooks that brings you joy when cooking. It really is food for the soul!
Alicia - The Book Grocer
The Palomar met with wide critical acclaim when it opened in summer 2014 and continues to go from strength to strength, offering mind-blowing food from modern-day Jerusalem, with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant.