UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE WEATHER, MOURAD LAHLOU'S FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELED, AND THEREFORE HIS AUTHOR EVENT AT BOOK FARE CAFE HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELED. VILLAGE BOOKS' EVENT COORDINATOR WILL CALL ALL TICKET HOLDERS INDIVIDUALLY TO NOTIFY OF THE CANCELLATION. THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY. CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATES.
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 are 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 here—the 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.
Mourad Lahlou was born and raised in Marrakesh. He came to California to study economics. Missing home he began to recreate the traditional Moroccan dishes of his childhood. His passion for cooking led him to embark on a career as a pioneering American chef. In 2001 he opened the highly acclaimed Aziza, named after his mother, in San Francisco, where he achieves international acclaim, including a Michelin star. He was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Pacific: Best Chef Award and has appeared on and won Food Network’s Iron Chef. Mourad: New Moroccan is his first book.
In the fall, Village Books participated in Workman Publishing's cookbook
challenge, testing recipes from Mourad's new book. Read events
coordinator Christina's VB blog post
about the cookbook challenge.