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Abdel’s Favourites from the Marrakech Café

Abdel's Favourites
Abdel’s Favourites from the Marrakech Café

By Abdelghani El Adraoui with Adrienne Jansen
Marrakech Café, 2014

Abdel’s Favourites is a cookbook for New Zealanders who love Moroccan food, like to cook simply, and want to buy all the ingredients in their local supermarket.

Abdel El Adraoui learnt to cook from his mother while he was growing up in Marrakech. He then worked his way around the world working as a professional chef before settling in New Zealand.

Abdel’s Favourites is a cookbook for New Zealanders who love Moroccan food, like to cook simply, and want to buy all the ingredients in their local supermarket.

 

Abdel El Adraoui learnt to cook from his mother while he was growing up in Marrakech. He then worked his way around the world working as a professional chef before settling in New Zealand.

His Wellington café, the Marrakech Café in Evans Bay, has become the place to go for Moroccan classics like bastella — the famous Moroccan chicken pie. Now he has created these classic dishes and others that he has developed in his restaurant, for local cooks to create in their own kitchens.

Abdel’s recipes sit alongside small personal stories and memories from his experiences in Morocco and are illustrated by stunning photographs by Kate Whitley.

Available from the Marrakech Café, from the café website, www.marrakechcafe.co.nz and from bookstores throughout New Zealand.