Mourad Lahlou, Mourad: New Moroccan, Author event and tasting at Book Fare Cafe
Join us for an evening of mingling, food, and an author talk by renowned San Francisco chef, Mourad Lahlou. This ticketed event will take place at Book Fare Café, where chef/owner Charles Claassen will prepare some appetizers based out of Mourad's new cookbook, Mourad: New Moroccan. Tickets are $10 and will be available at Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com. You must purchase tickets at least 24 hours in advance. Sorry, no walk-ins.
About Mourad: New Moroccan
What Mourad Lahlou has developed over the last decade and a half at his Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant is nothing less than a new, modern Moroccan cuisine, inspired by memories, steeped in colorful stories, and informed by the tireless exploration of his curious mind. His book is anything but a dutifully "authentic" documentation of Moroccan home cooking. Yes, the great classics are all herethe basteeya, the couscous, the preserved lemons, and much more. But Mourad adapts them in stunningly creative ways that take a Moroccan idea to a whole new place. The 100-plus recipes, lavishly illustrated with food and location photography, and terrifically engaging text offer a rare blend of heat, heart, and palate.
Arriving in California from Marrakesh in 1985 to go to college, a homesick young Mourad Lahlou began to channel memories of watching his mother and aunts as they prepared traditional Moroccan dishes at home. He started to cook for himself, then for friends, and then for friends of friends. He completed a master's degree in macroeconomics, but the lure of the kitchen pulled him from his doctorate, and he opened his first restaurant, in San Rafael, California, in 1997. He then opened the decidedly modern Aziza, named after his mother, in San Francisco in 2001, to international acclaim. In 2009, he won Iron Chef America by the largest margin in the history of the show.
In the fall, Village Books participated in Workman Publishing's cookbook challenge, testing recipes from Mourad's new book. We are excited to host him at our store.
Book Fare Cafe on the mezzanine of Village Books (View)
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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