Author(s): Samantha Clark
The Moro restaurant was born out of a desire to cook within the wonderful tradition of Mediterranean food, and to explore exotic flavours little known in the UK. It is one of London's most talked about restaurants and - unsurprisingly - Moro: the Cookbook was a huge success. Its passionate insight into the culinary traditions of Spain and the Muslim Mediterranean and its strong vision and ethos captured readers' imaginations. Casa Moro introduces an equally impressive quality and diversity of recipes that are by no means inaccessible to the average cook; ranging from Asparagus with parsley and almonds; Moroccan courgette salad; Partridge escabeche; Garlic prawns with white wine and chilli; Chicken with pine nuts, saffron and fino sherry and Chestnut, almond and chocolate cake.
Taking the range of flavours beyond those covered in their first cookbook, Sam and Sam Clark have created fresh and dynamic dishes that reflect Moro's ever-changing menu. Much more than a simple catalogue of recipes, Casa Moro evokes Sam and Sam's extensive travels, their first discovery of Spain and Morocco and their house in the heart of Moorish Andalucia, taking the reader on a journey that resonates with delicious dishes, history and tradition.
With an entire chapter dedicated to the ancient ways and cooking of Andalucia and, more specifically, the village in which Sam and Sam live, this personal, evocative account exudes romance and is written and designed with palpable excitement and elegance.
"Moro is to Spanish food what the River Cafe is to Italian." -Nigella Lawson
Samuel and Samantha Clark not only work together but are also husband and wife, and have both cooked at leading restaurants such as the Eagle gastro-pub and The River Cafe. Sharing a passion for the Moorish regions, they joined forces to open Moro in Clerkenwell in spring 1997. Since then the restaurant has enjoyed unequalled reviews and accolades.