The North African Cookbook


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$54.95  $51.10
Phaidon Press
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7.7 X 10.6 X 2.6 inches | 3.65 pounds

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About the Author

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 has traveled and written widely throughout North Africa during the past two decades. He is the author of seven critically acclaimed books, and his writing and recipes have appeared in the Washington Post, Saveur, NPR, Afar and more.


'[A] first-class guided tour through the local fare of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. ... Home cooks will walk away with both a tasty array of dishes to add to their rotation and a deep appreciation for the culinary culture of this rich and diverse region.' - Publishers Weekly

'This all-encompassing tome is not just a collection of authentic recipes but also carries within it stories, culinary history, and a peek into daily life in North Africa today through the lens of its richly diverse food culture.' - Vogue Arabia

'An unprecedented and remarkable dive in the fabulously rich and diverse culinary heritage of North Africa (which goes far beyond the beloved clichés of couscous and tagines). Like the generous and hearty communal North African plates made for sharing, this cookbook is a feast of knowledge and ideas where you will just want to keep dipping in.' - Mohamed El Baroudi, Moroccan tea expert and gastronome, Academy Chair of the World's 50 Best Restaurants for North and West Africa

'In another life, Jeff might have been from North Africa! Because to understand and appreciate all the nuances, differences and similarities between Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, you have to either be born in it or be deeply passionate about the rich cuisine of that part of the world. Jeff has to be both! This cookbook is a must for a deep dive into North African classic and regional dishes.' - Warda Bouguettaya, James Beard award-winning pastry chef and owner of Warda Patisserie, Detroit

'A thorough, investigative journey through the food of the Maghreb, full of comforting and inviting recipes.' - Yotam Ottolenghi, chef, restaurateur and food writer

'If you're interested in the vibrant food of North Africa, this book is absolutely essential. Smart and beautifully written, it is filled with wonderful recipes you'll want to cook.' - Ruth Reichl, bestselling author and food writer