MAZI is a modern Greek cookbook written by Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carré, who runs one of the most popular restaurants in London.
They started their Notting Hill restaurant will the mission of changing people’s perceptions of Greek food. The food is based on seasonal recipes and reinterpreting dishes with a modern twist. The dishes are designed to be presented as part of a tapas-style feast.
Mazi means ‘together’ in Greek.
The cookbook is divided into a short introduction, amuse shots, bread and condiments, jars, salads and raw, hot plates, signature dishes, desserts and cocktails. An amuse-bouche is a single bite sized hors d’ooeuvre.
Be tempted by recipes like spanakopita in a jar, dolmardakia with wasabi yogurt, oysters mojito, crispy lamb belly with miso aubergines and chickpea and tahini puree, loukoumades with lavender honey and crushed walnuts.
We enjoyed hortopita featuring wild greens and filo pastry. It is similar to spanakopita which is made with spinach and feta and is just as delicious.
There are lovely full-colour photos throughout the book, with most recipes illustrated.
MAZI is a nice cookbook to add to your library with a touch of modern Greek flavours.
MAZI is currently available from your favourite bookshop in hardback.
Published by Mitchell Beazley
United in their passion for Greek food, Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou founded Mazi to introduce an exciting new Greek cuisine, breathing new life, colour and flavour into worn stereotypes.
Mazi opened its doors in Notting Hill, London, in June 2012 and has been showered with praise for its fresh, innovative food ever since. It is now one of the trendiest restaurants in London.
For more information head to the MAZI website.