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Honey & Co: Food from the Middle East

Itamar Srulovich, Sarit Packer

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Middle East, Prose: non-fiction, Cooking, General cookery & recipes, National & regional cuisine, Cooking with herbs & spices

Homely, fragrant and big-hearted food from the kitchen of Honey & Co.

*Winners of the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Food Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards*

*Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Cookery Book of the Year 2015*

*Sunday Times Food Book of the Year 2014*

'Middle Eastern Cooking at its most inspiring. Brilliantly useful and exquisitely designed.' BBC Good Food Magazine

*Best Newcomer in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013
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This is our food, this is our restaurant - fresh fruit and vegetables, wild honey, big bunches of herbs, crunchy salads, smoky lamb, bread straight from the oven, old-fashioned stews, Middle Eastern traditions, falafel, dips, and plenty of tahini on everything.

Squeeze in, grab a chair, ignore or enjoy the noise, the buzz, and tuck in. Leave room for dessert - cheesecake, a marzipan cookie with a Turkish coffee. Let us look after you - welcome to Honey & Co.

Chapters include:
Mezze; Fresh Salads; Light Dinners; Balls & stuff; Slow cooked; Veggie; Dessert; Drinks

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Praise for Honey & Co: Food from the Middle East

  • The richness and variety of the recipes. But it's not just about the superb dishes: the book also captures a sense of place, bottling the personality of the tiny, 10-table restaurant on London's Warren Street. - Observer Food Monthly

  • The lure of this book about an eatery is clear: the owners' stories that reflect on love, immigration and identity are endearing and universal, and the book is heavily seasoned with them... If you love Honey & Co, this book is a must-read. - Time Out, Cookbook of the Week

  • It's not unusual for a book to grow from the seed of a restaurant. Most will start off telling the reader about the restaurant, the author, the inspiration and philosophy. Few will tell you how the owners fell in love over oven-fresh burek and pigeon stuffed with pine nut rice. How they sneered at each others introductions to "Haifa's best falafel" and "Jerusalem's best falafel", each secretly enjoying both. Few will introduce you to the staff, from the loveable front-of-house Rachael to "sweet, funny" Carlos the kitchen porter... Each section of this book is lightly spiced with just the right amount of anecdote and memory. It's blindingly obvious that hearts and souls and a great deal of love have gone into it. That's not something I come across too often in a cookbook. It also made me laugh out loud more than once. - Saffron Strands

  • What began life as a modest neighbourhood restaurant in Bloomsbury has since attracted a staunch following with its heartwarming dishes from the Middle East. Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, the couple who run Honey & Co. have now written a book that captures - with sympathetic honesty - the love and toil involved. - Harpers Bazaar

  • The recipes are as reliable, imaginative and savoury as you'd hope from Ottolenghi alumni, but the other big draw is the narrative. The couple met in a kitchen, and haven't stopped sharing their favourite foods with each other and the people around them ever since. - Guardian

  • The friendly yet knowledgeable vibe of the restaurant glows from the pages too. It's packed with mouth-watering recipes: pickles, salads, slow-cooked stews and show-stopping puds. This is a book to treasure. - Independent on Sunday

  • Falafel fans rejoice! You'll find three recipes for this Middle Eastern favourite in Honey & Co's book, pluse the full complement of mezze dishes, dips, salads, breads and reich slow-cooked dishes, such as the melting lamb shawarma that I made. These recipes suit all abilities, written in an accessible sytle with mouth-watering photographs. - Square Meal

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Itamar Srulovich

Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer are a husband-and-wife team who together run Honey & Co in London's Fitzrovia. They first met twelve years ago in a restaurant kitchen in Israel and arrived in London dreaming of high gastronomy and Michelin stars. Their tiny restaurant has ten tables and brings the magic of homely Middle Eastern soul food to a hungry crowd. They have since opened Honey & Spice and Honey & Smoke and published two cookbooks.

Follow on Twitter: @Honeyandco

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