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Mourad Lahlou

Born and raised in a large family in Marrakesh, Mourad Lahlou came to the United States when he was 20 to study economics. Missing his native cuisine, he taught himself how to re-create his favorite Moroccan dishes with local ingredients and his own inventive techniques. Before long, he had embarked on a journey that would lead to a career as a pioneering Moroccan American chef. As chef/founder of Aziza in San Francisco, Mourad has been recognized as one of the most dynamic and creative chefs in the country. His strikingly modern reinventions of traditional Moroccan dishes are all about showcasing the great flavors of his native cuisine in ways that harmonize with the fresh, local, artisanal ingredients available in Northern...

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Paula Wolfert

PAULA WOLFERT, a resident of Sonoma, is the author of eleven previously published cookbooks, all considered classics. Paula's latest addition is "The Food of Morocco" which can be acquired through or Barnes & Noble. Among her other creations: Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco, The Cooking of Southwest France, and five books on Mediterranean cuisine including the much praised Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean. She has won the Julia Child Award three times, The James Beard Award five times, The M. F. K. Fisher Award, The Tastemaker Award and been a finalist for the British Andre Simon Award. She is the creator of the Facebook Moroccan Cooking Group. The late New York Times food writer Craig Claiborne has...

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