Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 2014/Sliding into summer

Photo Michael Pawlenty

Roasted salmon with Borage Yogurt Sauce from the upcoming

Edible Flowers: A Kitchen Companion

Chef’s Press (Fall 2014)

Aside from giving talks about Moroccan cuisine and culture around SD County, I am

cooking up a storm for the next edition of Edible Flowers: A Kitchen Companion, which

Chef’s Press will publish in late Fall.

NEXT Appearances and Book Signings
I am currently booking events for late summer and Fall.

A Taste of Morocco
Thank you to all involved at the La Mesa library for creating a great turnout on June 14th.

Next up:
Presentation, book signing, and sampling
Saturday, June 28, 2014. 12-2PM
Come in and chat. No need to purchase anything!
Le  Creuset Company Store
5600 Paseo del Norte
Carlslbad CA 92008. (760)931-6868
At the Flower Fields, off Palomar Airport Road

Tuesday, July 1. 6-7:30PM
First Tuesday program
Rancho San Diego Branch Library
11555 Via Rancho San Diego
El Cajon. (619)660-5370

Wednesday, July 9. 10:30AM
San Diego County Library
Talk with the author
Lakeside Branch
9839 Vine Street
Lakeside. (619) 443-1660

Spend some time perusing this great Emagazine, meant for anyone interested in all

things culinary:
“…Our June 2014 issue
a table-full of thoughtful dishes for umami-powered nibbling!
MUSIC TO READ BY: Music Editor, Duane Spencer’s soundtracks for your tasty reading (sprinkled throughout the issue). Natahsa Saje’s CAPON, a young cook’s perspective of her palate-less employers. . . Eva Szaboevokes an early morning heat where dough rises and so does a young mother and baby inBread.

Book review of Kitty Morse’s enticing and enchanting

Mint Tea and Minarets.
(Each month’s servings are also archived for nibbling any time)”

Blogposts for food lovers:
Laura Groch, former food editor for the North County Times, writes a blogpost dedicated

to food. Check it out!

OC Food Diva in Orange County, CA: reviews Mint Tea and Minarets:


and this terrific weekly newsletter announcing international events: The San Diego

Participant Observer, a publication of The Worldview Project, is an educational

non-profit dedicated to promoting greater understanding and interest in cultures and

peoples around the world.

Interested in the rankings of  MOROCCAN WINES in the US?

I am often asked to recommend Moroccan wines. Here is what the experts say:
Top Value Brands of the year according to  WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE.

Moroccan Rose 2013
Moroccan White Blend 2012 Best Buy 88 points  (W&S)
Moroccan Red Blend 2011 88 points   (W&S)
Syrah 2010   90 points  (W&S)
Chardonnay 2011    89 points (WE)
Medaillon Red 2011  Best Buy 89 points   (W&S)
Medaillon Sauv Blanc 2012 88 points  (W&S) and (WE)


Alimentum, The Literature of Food, reviews Mint Tea and Minarets

I am a fan of Alimentum, an online magazine dedicated to the Literature of Food. The editors try their best to showcase some of the best food writing around. I was doubly thrilled with their review of Mint Tea and Minarets.

So here it is, and do visit their website. You’ll leave hungry for more!

Bon appétit!