Good things come to those who wait

5 Dec

This past week, as part of my role with, I got the opportunity to sit down to chat with Mourad Lahlou, acclaimed chef of Aziza in San Francisco. Chef Mourad was in Vancouver to promote his new book, Mourad: The New Moroccan.

Chef Mourad is both a nostalgic and innovative chef who speaks from the heart and is equally passionate telling stories about his grandmother making couscous, as he is talking about a Japanese technique he is employing his kitchen. I was inspired!

I won’t reveal all of our chat just yet as the full interview will be running soon on, but I thought that in the meantime, I’d share my efforts with you with preserving lemons, an essential ingredient in Moroccan cuisine. In 4 weeks time, I should have a beautiful ingredient to use in my cooking.

PreservedLemons. Photography ©2011 Helena McMurdo

UPDATE:  My interview with Mourad Lahlou is now live right here. And my review of Mourad: New Moroccan can be found here. Enjoy!


2 Responses to “Good things come to those who wait”

  1. December 5, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    Life gave you lemons!!

    Have a great day,


  2. Stay-At-Home-Chef December 23, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Your photos make me feel like it’s spring! So bright and cheerful 🙂 Can’t wait to find out how they turn out!

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