Octopus imprint Mitchell Beazley has acquired the first cookbook from Greek restaurant MAZI which will "present a collection of authentic Greek recipes with a modern twist".
Eleanor Maxfield, editorial director at Octopus Publishing Group, acquired world rights in all languages from Sallyanne Sweeney at Mulcahy Associates.
"With a strong emphasis on sharing a feast of small dishes, MAZI owners Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carré bring a trendy tapas vibe to recipes exploding with flavour yet relying only on the finest fresh ingredients and simple techniques to achieve the best results", said the publishers. "MAZI is innovative Greek food at its best. Whether it's the Spicy tiropita with broken filo pastry, leeks & chillis, crispy lamb belly with miso aubergine, chickpea and tahini purée or loukoumades with lavender honey & crushed walnuts (Greek doughnuts soaked in honey), MAZI's food is intrinsically edgy, cool and completely delicious."
MAZI opened its doors in Notting Hill, London, in June 2012.
Maxfield said: “MAZI blew us away with an exceptionally vibrant proposal that inspired everyone at Octopus to revisit Greek food. They’re a fantastic team who bring energy, fun and outstanding flavour to the table. It just inspires you to sit down immediately and enjoy a great meal with friends."
Mouratoglou and Carré added: “Our mission has always been to change people's perception of Greek food and we hope to do so even further with this cookbook. We have gathered some of our favourite recipes that represent just that. We hope to bring a bit of the Greek spirit into people's homes!”
MAZI: Modern Greek Food will be published in March 2018 at £25.