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“I have often thought it such a shame that the Western world is not let in on the secret of real Indian home-cooking, as though it is our last remaining jewel. Our home food is much simpler, lighter, fresher and healthier than that which you find in a typical Indian restaurant and has a vibrant breadth of clean flavours. On a daily basis, we generally use very few spices. The same good, honest ingredients and just a few key spices are often used for many dishes but, like musical notes, can be combined in different ways to create beautiful
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Cooking Like Mummyji

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“I have often thought it such a shame that the Western world is not let in on the secret of real Indian home-cooking, as though it is our last remaining jewel. Our home food is much simpler, lighter, fresher and healthier than that which you find in a typical Indian restaurant and has a vibrant breadth of clean flavours. On a daily basis, we generally use very few spices. The same good, honest ingredients and just a few key spices are often used for many dishes but, like musical notes, can be combined in different ways to create beautiful melodies” Vicky Bhogal - www.vickybhogal.com

If you think you know Indian cooking, think again. Cooking Like Mummyji reveals how families cook Indian food at home, right here in Britain. Vicky Bhogal is passionate about the food she grew up eating and through over 100 recipes in this critically-acclaimed, award-winning bestseller, she reveals its secrets.

This much-loved favourite has been revised and reissued as a 10th Anniversary Special Edition due to popular demand. This revised edition features the specially selected core, traditional recipes of both Cooking Like Mummyji and A Year of Cooking Like Mummyji, whilst including new recipes, text and also special messages to those who have supported the book over the past decade.

As most devices only support black and white visuals, the eBook, just like the original version of Cooking Like Mummyji, does not contain food photography, but instead follows the lead of cookery books such as Roast Chicken & Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson in focusing on the recipes, whilst also unveiling the cultural context through the introductions.

The recipes are ‘teach a man to fish’ frameworks for learning the building blocks of traditional methods and flavours without dumbing-down. Extremely precise or rigid recipes to follow slavishly miss the point and joy of authentic Indian home cookery, as practised for centuries. One lime may be sharper than another, one chilli may be hotter, so skilled Indian cookery, requires the practise of intuitive fluidity, unlike the crucial precision in baking, to ensure a balance of flavours. The best way to learn this is through practise and one’s own taste-buds, allowing you to make the dishes truly your own.

This is a sharp, affectionate look at British Asian food and culture written by an insider and delivered with love.

"An enchanting book, suffused with charm, wit and the kind of fresh, light recipes that can dazzle a dinner party or make a perfect supper for one. I defy anyone to read her recipes and not dash for the spice rack" - Red Magazine

“Vicky Bhogal's book brings favourite family dishes to the table in much the same way as they would be in rural Punjab." - Roopa Gulati, Time Out Magazine

"Mix a pinch of Nigella with a teaspoon of Bollywood and you get the glamorous Vicky Bhogal, who will change your perception of Indian cuisine for ever' - You Magazine, The Mail on Sunday

"Fast, clever, witty and utterly unlike the over-stylised fare offered up by most food writers" - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, The Independent

"Written with openness and delight in its subject...intelligent and fascinating" - Caroline Roux, The Guardian

"A sense that the author has been on a similar voyage of discovery to the reader... is what makes Vicky's books so exciting to cook from" - Tom Norrington-Davies for The Telegraph

"As a child, Vicky was teased about Indian food by playground bullies. Now the in-demand author on modern British Asian cooking, there's no doubt who's had the last laugh". - Olive Magazine

"Here is your chance to learn how to do it properly" - The Glasgow Herald

"... shows us the recipes you won't find in Indian restaurants" - Books Quarterly - Waterstones

Text: Black & White; Lifestyle Photography: Black & White
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015724677
  • Publisher: Legend Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 523,368
  • File size: 9 MB

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