|Pagination:||192 pages, 70 colour photographs|
|Dimensions:||246 x 189 mm|
|Country of Pub.:||UK|
Mastering the Art of Authentic home cooking
When keen, self-taught home cook Simon Daley tasted his future mother-in-law Roshan's chicken curry for the first time, he was smitten. Simon asked Roshan to teach him her vast personal collection of recipes and now, in their kitchen, a special friendship flourishes.
This unique book draws on the extensive repertoire of an exceptional home cook, including traditional dishes passed down from mother to daughter over centuries, from the family's Gujarati roots in India to modern adaptations for life in England today. This is real Indian home cooking with simple recipes and authentic results. Stunning modern photography of Simon and Roshan cooking at home, with step-by-step sequences to illustrate the more unique techniques, complements the lively personal text.
Over 100 recipes are included.
'...a wonderful collaboration - a faithful record of the instinctive cooking that goes on in a typical Indian household, and an overdue celebration of the unsung skills of the home cook.
Most importantly, it is a story of a family's culinary culture, spanning three different continents and many generations. In the old days recipes would pass orally from one generation to the next but, with changes in lifestyle, that chain is being broken. In this light, the book takes on another dimension and real significance.'
- Vivek Singh, Executive chef at The Cinnamon Club