A Chef’s Journey through Persia recounted in London with Saraban authors Greg and Lucy Malouf

SARABAN: Published by Hardie Grant, price £30, Hardback

In SARABAN Greg and Lucy Malouf take their readers on a journey through modern-day Persia, from bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens, picking saffron at dawn, and fishing from wooden dhows in the Persian Gulf, creating a stunning introduction to a fascinating country that remains largely inaccessible to the West.  Illustrated throughout with stunning colour photography SARABAN offers a unique and remarkable window into a world steeped in history and tradition, and an intriguing introduction to the delights of Persian cuisine.

Master of Middle Eastern cooking, Greg Malouf and award-winning writer, Lucy Malouf, will be visiting the UK in February 2010 to promote SARABAN with a host of events at some of their favourite places in London;

Dock Kitchen Dinner

Monday 7th February 2011

Greg Malouf will join head chef Stevie Parle and his team in the kitchen where they will prepare a Persian feast of dishes inspired by Saraban. The Dock Kitchen will then run the Persian menu for the remainder of the week.

£35 / £45 per head for 4 courses not including drinks. TBC

Bookings – 0208 962 1610 or via the Dock Kitchen website


Books for Cooks Lunch

Tuesday 8th February 2011

Greg and Lucy will be hosting the Tuesday Vegetarian Lunch service at Notting Hill’s famous cookbook shop.

£5 per head per head for 2 courses not including drinks

Bookings – not taken, tables are allocated on a first come first served basis. They are always full.


La Fromagerie Talk and Dinner

Tuesday 8th February – timings TBC

A seasonal Saraban-inspired menu at the stylish and unconventional La Fromagerie in London’s Marylebone. Greg and Lucy will host a dairy rich dinner with a short talk on their journey through modern-day Persia.

£60 / £75 per head TBC

Bookings – via La Fromagerie’s website


Fortnum & Mason Talk and Evening Demonstration

Wednesday 9th February 6.30 – 7.30 pm

During an hour-long evening event at London’s centuries old, quintessentially English store Greg will show guests how to recreate his favourite Persian dishes using ingredients from the Food Hall at Fortnum & Mason.

£15 per head TBC

Bookings – 020 7973 4136


The Saraban Reception

Thursday 10th February – timings TBC

An evening talk & reception with the Iran Heritage Foundation. Greg will give a talk about Persian cuisine whilst Lucy will relive their journey and illuminate their experiences. The talk with be illustrated by a collection of photographs taken for the book and whilst travelling around modern-day Persia.

Venue and booking details TBC

Petersham Nurseries Demonstration and Tasting

Saturday 12th February – timings TBC

A talk, tasting and cooking demonstration by Greg and Lucy. Following the morning event, Petersham Nurseries’ Head Chef Skye Gyngell will cook a lunch menu based on recipes from Saraban.

Price TBC

Bookings – 020 8605 3627


Press Contact; Sarah@spoon-pr.com 020 7610 9821

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