To Foodies With “Zing!” Dallas’ Chef Gorji Announces Debut Cookbook

  • January 1, 2014

Zing! By Gorji Cookbook Sizzles with Surprising Flavors and Savory Secrets of “New Mediterranean” Cuisine

Chef Gorji’s debut cookbook is loaded with reader-friendly recipes and simple culinary tips to add freshness and flavor

Zing! By Gorji—New Mediterranean Cuisine: Bold, Balanced, Simple & Savory shows readers how to use ingredients such as pomegranate and sumac to infuse dishes with freshness and flavor.

“The food I cook pays homage to French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Middle Eastern and North African cuisines, says Chef Gorji . “Taking the best elements and interchanging the techniques and ingredients, I call these cross-border partnerships “New Mediterranean.”

Zing Cookbook ThumbTips, Techniques And Surprising Flavor Combinations
Some of his simple secrets are:
• using quality ingredients,
• minimal spices
• harmonious ratios
• abbreviated cooking times

“I seldom use batters, coatings or rubs because I want the main ingredient to be recognizable and naturally flavorful. “In most instances, I grill, roast or sauté meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables by brushing them only with olive oil, salt and pepper first.

Gorji also provides his personal list of favorite ingredients that comprise his essential building blocks of flavor—such as pure olive oil and limes—that he cooks with.

Critical Acclaim
His “New Mediterranean” culinary stylings, featured at his intimate Dallas restaurant, have been garnering critical acclaim for over a decade, he even earned the coveted “Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion“ award for his take on steak that incorporates pomegranates. In a recent interview, Edible Dallas & Fort Worth Magazine highlighted his Quail Breast, honey and barberries recipe. Dallas EATER featured a photo layout of the cookbook describing a sampling of recipes.

Nancy Nichols, of D Magazine says “What a splendid insight into the culinary creations of one of Dallas’ most talented chefs!” And one dedicated diner gave the book high marks, saying it is “…sharp, classy, informative, intelligent, colorful and delicious!“


Zing! By Gorji—New Mediterranean Cuisine: Bold, Balanced, Simple & Savory
Published by TasteWonders, 172 pages, Dec. 2013 $34.95 ISBN  978-0-9884897-0-7 Visit:

Zing! By Gorji available at DFW Whole Foods Market®, Jimmy’s Food Store, Chocolate Secrets, Canary By Gorji,, and

Gorji, a fine dining restaurant featuring “New Mediterranean Cuisine, Championship Steak and Sustainable Seafood” with a curated domestic and international wine list. It is the first no tipping restaurant in Dallas. Named Dallas’ Best Steakhouse 2021 By Dallas Observer. In March 2021 Gorji celebrated its 18th anniversary. Located at 5100 Belt Line Rd, Suite 402, Dallas, TX 75254. 972-503-7080

Gorji Gourmet Foods Includes Pomodoro, Puttanesca and Arrabiata Diavolo pasta sauces, Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Dipping Oil & Marinade. They have won a total of 38 awards in blind judging food competitions. They are available in DFW Whole Foods, Jimmy’s Food Store, Gorji restaurant, GorjiGourmet and Amazon.

Zing! Cookbook features “New Mediterranean Cuisine” recipes and has won 5 domestic and international awards. It is available for purchase at Gorji restaurant and



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