Melbourne Books is proud to add Open Table Byron Bay to its' range of cookbooks that includes bestselling titles such as Moroccan Soup Bar, Sweet Greek and Sweet Greek Life and Sicilano. Ronit Robbaz and her popular Open Table cooking school and catering business embody the essence of Byron Bay and surrounds.... healthy food that is tasty and tantalising using fresh seasonal ingredients. The Byron Bay area is renowned for attracting free spirited people and Ronit landed there in 1997 after travelling the world with her passion for exploring food culture. She bought with her new ways of combining spices, flavours and ingredients that are all beautifully presented as easy, delicious, nutritious recipes. Open Table Catering is now in its 17th successful year of creating fabulous settings and sumptuous fine food for private events and celebrations. The cooking classes vary from Middle Eastern Hafla, Moorish feast, vegan and vegetarian delights to Ayurvedic cuisine. The book is the culmination of Ronit's food odyssey and is divided into five parts, the Middle East, India, the Mediterranean, Latin America, and the Moorish region. These are places Ronit lived, worked and explored. Rather than sections divided into entree, mains, and desserts this cookbook is a journey through the eyes and taste buds, of a new age, nomadic gypsy who just so happens to cook damn good food!