These hearty meals, flavoured with spices and fruit, are served from an elegant, specially designed cooking vessel, also called a tagine. In Ghillie Basan's collection of aromatic recipes you will find some of the best-loved classics of the Moroccan kitchen, such as the sumptuous lamb tagine with prunes, apricots and almonds, and the tangy chicken tagine with green olives and lemon. Also included are less traditional but equally delicious recipes for beef and fish. Vegetarians, too, have a delightful and varied choice. Every recipe includes suggestions for accompaniments and side dishes.
Ghillie Basan has worked in many parts of the world as a cookery writer, restaurant critic and journalist. She has written a number of highly acclaimed books on classic cuisines of the Middle East and South-east Asia. Her food and travel articles have appeared in the Sunday Herald, Scotland on Sunday and BBC Good Food Magazine. Her other books include Flavours of Morocco and Kebabs, both published by Ryland Peters & Small. Ghillie lives in the Braes of Glenlivet in the Scottish Highlands.