Peruvian cookbook to Quadrille

Peruvian cookbook to Quadrille

Quadrille will publish Andina: The heart of Peruvian food - recipes and stories from the Andes, the new cookbook from Peruvian chef Martin Morales, in the autumn.

Sarah Lavelle, publishing director at Quadrille, acquired world rights from literary agent Clare Hulton.

Lavelle said: "This is a unique and important book that is the first to explore the food of this relatively unknown region of Peru. The breath-taking location photography showcases not only the ingredients but the people and places that have shaped Martin’s cooking and his vision for his successful restaurants.”

Andina explores the dishes, ingredients and food culture of the region of the Andes of Peru. Morales will introduce 120 new and original recipes from this region to give a "broad scope of its incredibly diverse cuisine". Covering key areas such as Cusco, La Libertad, Ayacucho, Puno and Cajamarca, and including sections for healthy breakfasts, snacks, ceviche, protein-packed stews, roasts, desserts and drinks, Morales reveals how Peruvian matriarchs (the eponymous andina) and indigenous tribes have shaped Peru’s culinary heritage.

Alongside his own modern variations of classic dishes that use Peruvian ingredients, techniques and seasonings, Martin is said to marry unique tastes and textures to create a "vibrant and thoughtful" glimpse into the spirit of this "beautiful" country, the publisher said.

Morales said: "It’s a privilege to be working with Sarah and be a part of the Quadrille family. The basis of Peruvian food and many of the most exciting new dishes and ingredients that we love today come from the Andes of Peru. We have been championing these at our restaurants Andina and Casita Andina and here for the first time I will show you our recipes and help you find out more about this unique and unknown region of the world."

Andina: The heart of Peruvian food - recipes and stories from the Andes will be published on 5th October.