The Palomar restaurant opened its doors in summer 2014 - situated opened in the heart of Theater land and Soho London. Since then the restaurant has continued to go from strength to strength, offering amazing food from modern-day Jerusalem with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant.
For me this book is truly inspiring; the food looks amazing and there are over 100 recipes with stunning photography. The recipes look quick and simple to create without any 'chefy' stuff and are perfect for the home cook. I must say everything looks truly delicious, I really don't know which I should make first. You can take a sneaky peak inside the book over at Amazon.
Recipes include Scallop Carpaccio with ‘Thai-bouleh’; Velvet tomatoes; Kubenia (Lebanese steak tartare); Pork belly with ras el hanout, dried fruits and Israeli couscous; Labneh kreplach tortellini and Cod chraymeh (North African fish stew).
Mezze dishes to share with sweet and savoury pastries, simple dishes for a quick fix and more complex dishes for a main meal.
I'm loving the look of this Fattoush Salad (page 110) bread-based salads are a great way to use up stale bread and mixing it with fresh ingredients such as tomatoes, cucumber, onion and sumac.
Photo supplied by Octopus Publishing - Photographer Helen Cathcart.
The Palomar Cookbook is broken down into the following chapters:
What's in the Cupboard
The Meal Before the Meal
The Main Act
The Pastry Room
So is it worth buying?
Well, it's a big fat YES from me!
Great photography, printed on high quality paper, easy to make recipes, nothing too 'chefy' lots of veggie recipes. No weird and wonderful ingredients either, everything can be easily bought in any good supermarket; for the odd thing you might have trouble finding The Palomar Cookbook has that covered as they show a recipe how to make it yourself which is I think is brilliant.
Available to buy from 25th AUGUST 2016
RRP is £25.00
Published by Octopus Books
Photography by Helen Cathcart
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to write anything positive.