Our new book CHASING SMOKE: COOKING OVER FIRE AROUND THE LEVANT is out now!
We’re back with more delicious dishes from the Middle East, and this time our focus is firmly on the grill.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Where there’s fire, there’s delicious food to share, and friendships and memories to make.
From the countryside of Jordan to the back streets of Cairo we’ve been following a smoke trail, answering the ancient call of the hot coals, chasing down the delicious, proud traditions of cooking over fire around the Middle East – eating sweet roasted chestnut at roadside stalls in Adana, grilling sardines on Greek beaches, exploring the alleyway markets of Amman and Acre – burning our fingers turning meat and bread, always looking for the friendliest people, the fiercest fires and the tastiest ideas to bring back to our kitchen, our restaurants, and to this book.
“There’s not a recipe in the book I don’t want to cook” Nigella Lawson
“The prose is wonderfully evocative, lyrical and precise. As you cook your way through the book…I strongly suspect the authors’ passion for the smoke-infused cooking of the Middle East will become yours, too” The Wall Street Journal, 2021
“If you know what you’re doing and just want amazing food, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich’s Chasing Smoke is divine.” The Sunday Times, 2021
“Full of their trademark warmth and generosity and groaning with gorgeous recipes and delicious travel tales” The Jewish Chronicle, 2021
“Packed with recipes worth lighting the coals for” The Sunday Telegraph 2021