The Magic of Seychelles Cuisine and Stories from the “Paradise on Earth” | 2023
*The English version will be available soon on Amazon.
“The Magic of Seychelles Cuisine and Stories from the “Paradise on Earth” is a book that will inspire you to try something new in the kitchen and take you on a journey to Seychelles with delicious and easy to prepare Seychelles dishes, combined with memorable stories and experiences of the author Maxim Behar. In it, he shares his favorite Seychelles recipes, the beauty of this wonderful island paradise, photos, tips, and memories related to his visits there.
Readers will have the opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of Seychelles, as well as enjoy a variety of recipes for dishes representing traditional Creole cuisine – from classic seafood specialties to local dishes with exotic ingredients. All recipes are explained in detail and presented with beautiful photos that will motivate you to try everything.
The book is not just for chefs and culinary art lovers – it presents Seychelles as a place where nature, culture and food create a true sense of Paradise on Earth.
Book review by Chef Andre Tokev, the only Global Masterchef Degree winner for Eastern Europe:
“Maxim Behar is a man of taste and style.
There is no need to introduce him, of course, but now we all see him in a completely different perspective – as a sophisticated expert of a cuisine that he undoubtedly loves immensely and in recent years has been completely devoted to it and to the country he has represented in Bulgaria for almost 20 years as Honorary Consul General – the Republic of Seychelles.
Creole cuisine has its own unique characteristics. The French and British influences on these infinitely beautiful islands have blended in a very exotic way with Indian and Chinese spices, have made what in these beautiful places is called "Creole cuisine", but have certainly created a composition of flavours that are well-known all over the world.
I have watched Maxim cook and was deeply impressed by the way he presented Seychelles cuisine – approachable, charming, with carefully chosen clear phrases and at the same time attractive and professional. Just as a professional chef would do them on any cooking show.
So my advice is – try every one of these tempting dishes.
All the ingredients used in Maxim's recipes can be found in Bulgaria, or simply supplied by ordering online. It's not difficult, and he presents the recipes just as he talks with his friend about the things he understands – honestly, accurately, clearly and professionally.
In this book you will also find a bunch of interesting information, both about the Republic of Seychelles and about the products used in the recipes. Information you are unlikely to find in one place anywhere else.
Happy reading and enjoy your cooking.”