Couple celebrates homey joys of Middle Eastern cuisine
By Dorene Internicola
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traditional Middle Eastern home cooking is the shared passion of Israeli-born chefs Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer, the husband and wife team behind “Honey & Co.: The Cookbook.”
All 107 recipes stem from the couple’s restaurant Honey & Co in London, which was named Best New Restaurant of 2013 by the Guardian newspaper.
Srulovich, 36, and Packer, 38, spoke to Reuters about their training, their culinary courtship and making the exotic accessible to customers.
Q: Why did you name your restaurant Honey & Co.?
Srulovich: We wanted something that made people think of sweet things. We’re a couple and we called each other honey so that’s how it came to be.
Q: You met over cooking?
Srulovich: We met in a restaurant kitchen. All of the beginning of our relationship was taking each other to our favorite restaurants and cooking each other our favorite dishes. Continued...