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A Culinary Journey through Malta, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, and Andalusia
Shane Delia; photography by Rob Palmer

published 2017 • 8.5" x 10.5" • 272 pages • full-color photos
ISBN 9781566560061 • hardback • $35.00


From Morocco, Malta, and Andalusia in the West, to Turkey, Lebanon, and Iran in the East, the food and flavors of the Middle East permeate almost every aspect of daily life. Orange blossom and rose petals, spice-encrusted slow-cooked meats, fermented yogurts, dates, and olives—these are the flavors that have entranced visitors for centuries and that have recently experienced a surge in popularity in Western kitchens.
        Award-winning Maltese-Australian chef Shane Delia journeys to both the well-trodden souks and private dining rooms of locals across six countries, in search of the most exciting local flavors to bring back to his kitchen. East/West offers 80 recipes, distilled for the home cook. Accompanied by hundreds of stunning images shot on location, this is a book for foodies and anyone who has ever dreamed of taking their own culinary journey.

Shane Delia is the star of the television show, “Shane Delia’s Spice Journey,” and the chef and owner of Maha restaurant and Biggie Smalls Kebab Shop. He is based in Melbourne, Australia. His Lebanese wife Maha is the inspiration and namesake of his restaurant. Together they have two children, daughter Jayda and son Jude. This is his second book.

Praise for East/West

“This is a stunning volume… takes readers on a whirlwind tour of Middle Eastern food at its best….”
—Vacations & Travel

“The ever cheerful Melbourne chef Shane Delia indulges his ultimate wish: travelling the Middle East and North Africa, celebrating the complex flavors of the food found there. This cookbook is the culmination of that mesmerizing journey.”
—International Traveller

“With 80 recipes, all the boxes are ticked for a wow of a publication. Photos of the dishes are fabulous; so too the locales from which they come.
—Weekend Australian

“The sensational aromas that typify these regions are now easily achievable in your own home. Add beautiful location shots to this beautiful cookbook and take an armchair journey to the flavors of the Middle East.”
—Townsville Bulletin

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