A Month in Marrakesh by Andy Harris

In our travels there are some cities that speak to us – where the people are kind and the food is good. Marrakesh is that city for Andy Harris. He returns there every year to wander its ancient markets.

A Month in Marrakesh is filled with recipes for the street food that can be found around the markets, from a simple egg and potato roll, perfect after a hard days night, to a beef and barley couscous salad, a version of which I have been preparing for many years now as a late summer supper. This is a beautiful homage to Moroccan cookery with exquisite photography and an inspiring collection of delicious recipes. There is an extensive chapter on salads that includes a swiss chard and black olive salad and a mechouia grilled vegetable salad with tomatoes, onions and peppers.

Autumn is the perfect time to experiment with some of the tagine and roast recipes. Last weekend we made the roasted lamb shoulder with orange and honey syrup for our Sunday roast. I am intrigued by the chicken mefenned, a pot roasted chicken, which you tear apart with your hands and wrap in a parsley omelet – maybe this Sunday.