The Palomar Cookbook

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Paula Castro illustrates for The Palomar Cookbook

Paula Castro has been working with Here Design to create illustrations for The Palomar Cookbook, specifically for the For Those Who Want To Kick Back section – a selection of their signature cocktails (which you can see more of below).

The book is published by Octopus, and you can get a taste of what to expect below:

Enjoy more than 100 utterly delicious recipes from award-winning restaurant The Palomar, with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. This debut cookbook includes recipes for the restaurant’s signature dishes, alongside recipes drawn from family tradition, mothers and grandmothers, from influences, encounters, places travelled to and places evoked by their flavours alone.

Pulling on the traditions of the Mediterranean, The Palomar Cookbook is your guide to recreating the intense and evocative flavours of an exotic elsewhere in your own kitchen. With mezze dishes to share, sweet and savoury pastries, simple dishes for a quick fix and more complex dishes for a main meal, each recipe is both evocative and innovative, and – first and foremost – bursting with flavour. Chapters include:

What’s in the cupboard?

Essential ingredients and spice mixes

The meal before the meal

Spiced olives with rose petals & balsamic vinegar | Velvet tomatoes | Baba ganoush

Raw beginnings

Scallop carpaccio with ‘Thai-bouleh’ | Kubenia | Spring salad

The main act

Cauliflower steak with labneh & grated tomatoes | Polenta Jerusalem-style | Pork belly with ras el hanout

Yael’s Kingdom

Kubanah bread | Tahini ice cream | Jerusalem mess

For those who want to kick back

Drunken botanist | Bishbash posh wash | Sumac-ade


“Middle Eastern fireworks” – Giles Coren, The Times

“Death-row dinner good” – Grace Dent, Evening Standard

“Gorgeousness” – Nigella Lawson

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