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  • The Hot Sauce Cookbook

    Heather Thomas

    Product Code: HSAU
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    Do you love the tempting taste of hot sauce? This red-hot little cookbook is packed with 60 recipes that make the most of the delicious condiment.

    Among the fantastically fiery dishes are chilli-fried eggs, hot sauce buffalo wings, Sriracha-buttered shrimp and crunchy Thai salad. There are also amazing sweet treats including chilli chocolate brownies and Mexican hot chocolate.

    There are even recipes for making your very own hot sauces including Mexican, sweet Thai chilli, Sriracha and Szechuan!
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  • Herbs

    Judith Hann

    Product Code: HRBS
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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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  • East

    Meera Sodha

    Product Code: BZOCN
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    From the Guardian 'New Vegan' columnist and award-winning author of Fresh India Modern, vibrant, fuss-free food made from British ingredients but with an Eastern slant, East is a must-have whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food. Drawing from her 'New Vegan' Guardian column, Meera Sodha's stunning new collection also features plenty of brand-new recipes inspired by a wide range of Asian cuisines. There are noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides and sweets, all surprisingly easy to make and bursting with exciting flavours. Taking you from India to Indonesia, Singapore to Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam, East will show you how to whip up a chard potato and coconut curry and a swede laksa; how to make Kimchi pancakes, delicious dairy free black dal, and chilli tofu. There are sweet potato momos for snacks and unexpected desserts like salted miso brownies and a no-churn Vietnamese coffee ice-cream. Praise for Fresh India, winner of the Observer Food Monthly's Best New Cookbook Award 2017 'Terrific, flaunting how rich and resourceful vegetarian cooking can be' Sunday Times 'An unbridled joy' Nigel Slater 'The tastiest, liveliest, spice-infused fare this side of the Sabamarti river' Guardian
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  • Zaika

    Romy Gill

    Product Code: BZJPM
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    With a foreword by the OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY's editor, Allan Jenkins, ZAIKA celebrates the very best of Indian vegan cooking. With over 100 innovative and exciting curries and side dishes, vegan recipes have never been so inviting. Inspired by her own heritage, Romy Gill M.B.E., has expertly written a collection of recipes that not only delivers incredible vegan food but are simple to make - they can be made in a hurry for a fast weekday supper or leisurely at the weekend to enjoy with friends. Most importantly, they are a celebration and a timely reminder of the benefits of flavoursome vegan cuisine. The spices used in Indian cooking are at the core of Ayurvedic medicine, with purported health benefits as diverse as promoting digestion, bolstering the immune system, reducing inflammation - and even benefiting prostate health. Realise the benefits of Indian veganism today with ZAIKA, with these classic yet fresh vegan recipes.
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  • Moorish

    Ben Tish

    Product Code: BWIWM
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    Fresh, fragrant, fruity, spicy, smoky, sweet, sour, and sharp. Discover how to cook these vibrant southern Mediterranean flavours at home with 100 wonderful recipes from Ben Tish. The bold spices and sun-soaked exotic tastes of North Africa and the Arabic world collided with the characterful food of the Mediterranean when the Moors invaded. It was this glorious fusion of flavours that first seduced British chef, writer and restaurateur, Ben Tish, and sent his cooking on a new course. Moorish is a collection of authentic recipes inspired by Ben's passion for the region, along with a few of his own twists and interpretations. He has divided the book into chapters based around the way he likes to cook at home - from quick and refreshing light bites and his notorious barbecue food to lazy brunches and slow-cooked dishes that fill the house with evocative scents of the Mediterranean.
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  • The delicious book of dhal

    Nitisha Patel

    Product Code: BZLBT
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    A cookbook showcasing the delicious diversity of dhal in over 55 supremely comforting vegan and vegetarian recipes from Indian chef Nitisha Patel. Dhal is the term used in India for dried split lentils, pulses, beans and peas. It refers to both the ingredient as well as the final cooked dish. No longer mainly India's culinary secret, its reputation as a divine form of comfort food now traverses many cultures. With the ever-rising prevalence of plant-based diets, so the popularity of dhal has risen globally too. Lentils are highly nutritious, a good source of protein and great for digestive health. As a chef with Indian heritage (where most food is naturally vegan or veggie) creating delicious meat-free meals is something that comes naturally to author Nitisha Patel. In this book, Nitisha shares an astonishing array of variations on dhal - using different spices, herbs and vegetables, in different formats and with different accompaniments. Whether thin and soupy, thick and saucy or dry and stir-fried, moulded into pakoras, burgers, dosa or even used in desserts. The chapters are divided into Toor Dhal, Masoor Dhal, Channa Dhal, Urad Dhal, Moong Dhal, Rajma Dhal, Chori Dhal, Mixed Dhal and Sweet Dhal, with helpful tips on types of lentils, layering spices, batch cooking and more.
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  • Handmade Pickles & Preserves

    Tracklements, of Tracklements

    Product Code: BYKRI
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    Preserving is a wonderful way to make summer and autumn fruits and vegetables last into the winter and through to the next harvesting season. It's easy to do, inexpensive and great fun! Whether you grow your own, pick from the hedgerow or buy your ingredients, this book will help you make the best preserves every time. The diversity of preserves and whether they are sweet or sharp, hot or fruity, smooth or chunky, is matched only by the variety of foods with which they can be eaten. Guy Tullberg's family has been preserving for generations, and their award-winning company is called Tracklements, after an old English word meaning a savoury jelly or sauce. This book includes 100 of their favourite recipes, so whether you fancy hot aubergine pickle, green tomato chutney or beetroot and horseradish relish, there's something in this book for you. The book also reveals some of the social history behind the preserves and shares Tracklements' tips and techniques perfected over four decades of making preserves. With a guide to the preserving kitchen, including basic tips and advice on which simple pieces of kit you need, this book will help you make the best preserves.
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  • The Curry Guy Veggie

    Dan Toombs

    Product Code: BWGEJ
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    Vegetarian food is popular all over India, and people are growing to love the fresh, spicy and sweet flavours of authentic Indian cooking. Dan Toombs, The Curry Guy, has been on a quest to learn and develop the most celebrated meat-free Indian recipes, and in The Curry Guy Veggie he presents over 100 recipes that focus on taste and simplicity. Much vegetarian food at curry houses is unappealing and unimaginative. Curry Guy Veggie showcases how exciting Indian vegetarian food can be with mouth-watering starters, classic curries, idlis, dosas and fried breads, as well as the delicious side dishes that we all know and love. All of the ingredients are accessible and easy to find in supermarkets, Asian grocers and online - and with Dan's detailed step-by-step instructions, you'll be making your own vegetarian curry feasts in no time at all.
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  • The Spice Tree

    Nisha Katona

    Product Code: BQOIZ
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    Learn the secret to incredible homemade curries. From the founder of Mowgli, Nisha Katona, as seen on BBC's Top of the Shop, A Taste of Home, Sunday Brunch and Channel 4's My Kitchen Rules... Cook authentic curries at home with Nisha's 4 simple steps and infographic Spice Trees, along with her delicious, family recipes. The Spice Tree shows you which spices and ingredients always go together in the Indian kitchen while Nisha's recipes for generous, aromatic, flavoursome food bring the magical flavour formulas to life. 'Nisha's book is brilliant - stunning recipes' Tom Kerridge
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  • Herbs, Spices and Flavourings

    Tom Stobart

    Product Code: BKGIO
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    Tom Stobart's award-winning Herbs Spices and Flavourings has long been recognised as the authoritative work on the subject. It is a truly amazing source of information covering, alphabetically over 400 different herbs, spices and flavourings found throughout the world and based on the extensive notes he made on his travels in 70 countries.Each entry carries detailed descriptions of the origin, history, magical, medicinal, scientific and culinary uses, together with a thorough assessment of tastes and effects of cooking, freezing and pickling. The author assigns the scientific, botanical, native and popular names for given plants and ingredients making exact identification easy and clearing up any confusions which may exist on differing countries' names and usages.No other work in print has ever covered with such exhausting precision this important subject making this work of reference essential for all cooks, gardeners and horticulturalists.
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  • National Geographic Complete Guide to Herbs and Spices

    Nancy J. Hajeski

    Product Code: ARDTP
    Paperback
    A household necessity, COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERBS & SPICES offers everything you need to know about how herbs and spices can enhance your cooking and improve your life. Learn to use lavender to soothe headaches, plant your own mint for a refreshing addition to any tea, or whip up a batch of Dutch cinnamon cookies. Whether you harvest from your own garden or stock up at the grocery store, this robust guide is your go-to for recipes, natural remedies, preventative therapies, and more. In the style of National Geographic's finest illustrated references, this book combines scientific information (like the physical effects of herbal aromas) with practical advice (like how to dry flowers and herbs for a fragrant potpourri) - all in an elegant, accessible design with helpful and attractive photography of all herbs and spices included. Covering 113 herbs, spices, and seasonings, each with a full two-page spread, this useful compendium is one that cooks, gardeners, health-conscious readers, herbalists, and nature lovers will turn to again and again
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  • 30 Herbs for Your Kitchen Garden

    Maureen Little

    Product Code: AQPDB
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    It contains detailed information on how to plan, plant, grow and maintain thirty selected herbs so that they will remain productive. It also includes 60 delicious recipes - from soups to sauces - for using the herbs in your kitchen, and information on how to preserve herbs.
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  • Slow Cooking Curries and Spicy Dishes

    Carolyn Humphries

    Product Code: AAGQV
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    To this highly committed consumer market, we now bring the very best of eating from Curry and Spicy Dishes. It includes the best of recipes from around the world - India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, South America and Africa. The preparation is simple and the results exceptional.A curry is probably the world's favourite step-change in everyday eating habits. And the slow cooker produces quite outstanding eating from these recipes. The long, slow cooking tenderises the meats and maximises the exotic flavours of the spices while it does so. This is certain to become a must-have title in the slow cooker consumer market.
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  • Fire & Spice

    John Gregory-Smith

    Product Code: CAYKT
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    A fragrant treasure trove of recipes from across the globe Spices have been bringing fragrance and fire to food for thousands of years, and they are as relevant today as they have always been - versatile, healthy, economical, and, more importantly, utterly delicious. However, many people find spices confusing and equate them to endless shopping lists or old jars gathering dust in their cupboards. This treasure trove of recipes from 'spice master' John Gregory-Smith will demystify the spice cupboard and show readers how to blend these delicious flavours for mouthwatering results. The book opens with a fascinating introduction to spice cookery and a full glossary of the different spices, their flavour notes and how to use them. Drawing inspiration from all over the world, the recipes in this book offer a culinary passport to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, Mexico and beyond. Try Vietnamese Star Anise & Lemongrass Chicken Claypot, Indian Fish Cakes with Coriander & Coconut Chutney or Manchurian Lamb with Tamarind Slaw and Griddled Chilli Potatoes. The recipes are divided into chapters on street food, curries, salad, grills, stews, vegetables, meat and desserts and drinks, and offer delicious dishes for any time of the week, from quick and easy mid-week meals to sumptuous weekend feasts. Every recipe is accompanied by a stunning photograph of the finished dish and accompanied by wonderfully evocative stories from John's travels. Whatever the occasion, the food contained in these pages is a feast for the senses that will make any meal a celebration.
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  • Wild

    Joel Gazdar

    Product Code: CAVWE
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    Reconnect with nature to feel happy and healthy. The Mayan Salad. The Raw Chocolate Tart. The Forgotten Ecstasy Smoothie. These delicious and creative offerings from London's revered Wild Food Cafe have become classics for a new generation. Now their creators are ready to share them with the world - as well as the natural, seasonal philosophy that underpins them. Joel and Aiste Gazdar have grown the Wild Food Cafe to become an oasis of nourishing raw-centric plant-based food in the middle of the city: a beacon of community, wellness and innovation. At the very heart of what they do is playful learning inspired by time, elements, seasons and nature. How might the energies of dawn inspire a light savoury meal to wake up the senses? How can we use herbs in our daily routine to keep calm and balanced? How can we create rich and intricate root vegetable feasts to ground and support us in the darker, colder days? From hearty one-pot stews, raw breads and sea vegetable salads to super-food custards, probiotic tonics and iconic raw desserts, as well as transformative well-being practices such as wild water foraging and recapitulation meditation, this is a book for anyone who wants to nourish their mind, body and heart.
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  • My Spiced Kitchen

    Yaniv Cohen

    Product Code: BYZLT
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    Delight all of your senses and experience all of the flavours and health properties that Middle Eastern herbs and spices have to offer with The Spice Detective, Yaniv Cohen. Perfect for adventurous eaters looking to expand their palates, those interested in global cuisine, those of Middle Eastern descent looking to learn more of their heritage or anyone who's interested in learning more about food, Spices of the Middle East, Yaniv provides approachable information on the colors, scents, origins and properties of spices as the ultimate reference guide to the flavors of the Middle East. Seventy five recipes in the book highlight each spice. Spices covered include turmeric, cumin, sumac, za'atar, cardamom, caraway, clove, bahart, coriander, dukkah, paprika, anise seed, nigella seed, all spice and cinnamon. Recipes are a blend of traditional and modern that include Turmeric Ice Cream, Cumin Scented Shakshuka, Za'atar and Feta Mac and Cheese, Beet and Bahart Kibbeh and Dukkah Crusted Duck Breast. This book will have 75 recipes and 75 photographs.
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  • A Modern Herbal

    Alys Fowler

    Product Code: BYJEW
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    Plant-based medicine for a calmer, healthier life It's too easy to turn to the pharmacy when we're stressed, sick or feeling under the weather, but what if you turned to your garden instead? For thousands of years, people who had no access to clinical medicine knew how to boost their well-being by using the ingredients they found in plants. There's a rich history waiting to be plucked from around you. Herbs are the people's medicine; often freely available and abundant, they are ready and waiting for you to use them to soothe and heal your body and mind. Horticultural expert and Guardian columnist, Alys Fowler, shows how to take control of your health by adopting a more natural lifestyle. Offering a fusion of botanical, practical, cultural and historical information, as well as beautiful illustrations, A Modern Herbal reveals how common herbs are the simple, cleansing way to better health and happiness.
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  • Mandalay

    MiMi Aye

    Product Code: BYARV
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    A flavour explosion Influenced by its neighbours and the countries closest to it, Burmese food draws techniques and ingredients from Thailand, India and China but uses flavours of its own to make something subtle, delicious and unique. The food of Burma is little known, but MiMi seeks to change that within these pages, revealing its secrets and providing context to each recipe with stories from her time in Burma and her family's heritage. Beginning with a look at the ingredients that make Burmese food unique - as well as suitable alternatives - MiMi goes on to discuss the special techniques and equipment needed before delving into chapters such as fritters, rice and noodles, salads, meat and fish and sweet snacks. Within these pages you'll find 100 incredible recipes, enabling you to create a taste of Burma in your own kitchen.
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  • Super Roots

    Tanita de Ruijt

    Product Code: BWIBB
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    In Super Roots, Tanita de Ruijt showcases over 60 exciting ways to use herbs, spices, roots and barks in the most delicious ways for optimum health. Taking inspiration from the East - predominantly Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, China - Tanita aims to reinvigorate those traditional recipes that have sustained people healthily for centuries. With chapters exploring the notion of balancing taste and flavour, food as therapy and meals to combat those times when you are feeling tired, bloated, sick or hungover Super Roots offers a new, functional yet delicious approach to food that will leave you feeling restored, satisfied and happy - no diets, just nourishing, flavour-led recipes using everyday ingredients. From the detoxifying Ginger Mapo Tofu to the tangy notes of the Turmeric Flu Busting Broth, these recipes are guaranteed to refresh your mood and brighten your day.
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  • Super Root Spices

    Zoe Lind van't Hof

    Product Code: BTWDY
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    Wunder Workshop founders, Zoe and Tom, present their exploration of healing root spices including turmeric, ginger, galangal, ashwagandha and maca. As well as reviewing the scientific literature and presenting research in a simple yet informative manner, the pair tell their unique story of discovering first turmeric then other super roots. They reveal ways that these superfoods can be incorporated more readily in everyday meals. Organised by type of dish, Zoe and Tom reveal the alchemy of roots, their health benefits and where they come from before moving onto recipes that enhance your mood, encourage a healthy gut and, most of all, taste good! There are tonics and elixirs, snacks, main meals and topical recipes to keep you looking and feeling good, inside and out. These recipes are designed to be functional while remaining super simple and fun. There's everything from golden beetroot latte, ginseng root tea, turmeric granola, immune-boosting and maca bliss balls, plus burdock tea tonic, topical solutions for a brightening face mask and even an Ayurvedic anti-anxiety bath soak. Bring more vibrancy and magic to the food you love with these incredible super root spices. Other titles in this series include: Super Pulses and Super Grains, Nuts & Seeds.
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  • The Spicy Food Lovers' Cookbook

    Michael Hultquist

    Product Code: BSIIG
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    Mike Hultquist, author of the The Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook and creator of the blog and YouTube channel Chili Pepper Madness, knows a thing or two about heat. Readers will learn about the nuances of different pepper varieties and how to mix their own spice blends. The book includes 75 easy recipes that deliver depth of flavor and layers of heat you won't find anywhere else. The Cajun Pasta with Spicy Shrimp and Smoked Sausage packs the essence of jambalaya into a quick pasta dish, while the knockout flavour of the Chicken and Pork BBQ Skewers comes from the five-ingredient Honey-Sriracha Glaze. Many recipes make use of convenient kitchen equipment from the oven, to the grill, to the slow cooker, and cover a range of flavours - Mexican, Asian, and Cajun included. With advice on stocking a flavour packed pantry, as well as time saving tips to get dinner on the table hotter and faster, pepper-packed cooking couldn't be simpler. This book will have 75 recipes and 75 photographs.
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  • Healing Herbal Infusions

    Colleen Codekas

    Product Code: BSHYN
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    As more people choose to live more naturally and take an active role in their health, herbalism has grown in popularity, and this book serves as wonderful introduction for the beginner. Infusions, made by steeping a botanical in liquid, are the easiest and safest ways to harness plants' healing properties. Herbalist and blogger Colleen Codekas has crafted the 75 most effective infusions to remedy common ailments. To boost your immunity during cold & flu season, create a medicinal tea with vitamin C-packed rose hips, hibiscus, orange and cinnamon. For readers with muscle or joint pain, craft a salve with arnica flowers or lavender and peppermint. If you have digestion discomfort, a simple syrup made with ginger and turmeric will do wonders. Readers will also learn effective infusions for sprains and bruises, burns, itchy skin, inflammation, headaches, sore throats, stress and so much more. Colleen even includes a cannabis coconut oil infusion, which is one of the most effective topical remedies for pain. Each recipe is simple to make, uses easily sourced materials and, best of all, really works! With the perfect combination of Colleen's personal experience and scientific research, the recipes help readers safely make adjustments and substitutions. Budding herbalists, families seeking safe home remedies and natural living enthusiasts will love crafting their own wellness products. This book has 75 recipes and 75 photographs.
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  • The Science of Spice

    Dr. Stuart Farrimond

    Product Code: BSAGF
    Hardback
    Adventurous cooks, curious foodies, and fans of spicy recipes. Break new ground with this spice book like no other. Explore the world's best spices, discover why certain spice mixes work, and how to use spices creatively. Be inspired to make your own new spice blends, and take your cooking to new heights. The Science of Spice will help you understand the practical science behind the art of cooking with spices. If you've ever wondered what to do with that unloved jar of sumac, why some spices taste stronger than others, or how to make your own personal garam masala, this inspirational guide has all the answers. Spice sets out the science behind the flavours and helps you choose, with greater confidence and intuition, how to use spices that perfectly complement each other. Spice profiles - organised by their dominant flavour compound - showcase the world's top spices, with recipe ideas, information on how to buy, use, and store, and more in-depth science to help you release the flavours and make your own spice connections, as well as a selection of recipes using innovative spice blends designed to brighten your palate and inspire your own culinary adventures. The Science of Spice is an indispensable kitchen companion that home cooks will turn to time and time again to learn and innovate.
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  • Feast

    Anissa Helou

    Product Code: BRYRE
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    A sweeping culinary journey across the Islamic world, and a celebration of its most iconic recipes. A diverse and rich culinary tradition has evolved in every place touched by Islam, always characterised by deliciousness and fragrance, a love of herbs and the deft use of spices. Anissa Helou's Feast represents an extraordinary journey through place and time, travelling from Senegal to Indonesia via the Arab, Persian, Mughal or North African heritage of so many dishes. This exploration of the foods of Islam begins with bread, and its myriad variations, from pita and chapatti to Turkish boreks and Lebanese fatayer. From humble grains and pulses come slow-cooked biryanis, Saudi Arabia's national dish of Lamb kabsa and magnificent jewelled rice dishes from Iran and Pakistan. Instructions for preparing a whole lamb or camel hump sit alongside recipes for traditional dips, fresh salads and sharp pickles. And numerous sugary sweet treats suitable for births, weddings, morning coffee and after dinner glint irresistibly from the pages. With more than 300 recipes, spectacular food photography and interspersed with enchanting anecdotes, Feast is a comprehensive and dazzling mosaic of Islamic food culture across the globe.
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