Secrets from an Indian Kitchen (Secrets from a Kitchen Series)

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"Dazzling colour, warm textures and the glow of the wood fire created a most magical atmosphere," Mridula Baljekar reminisces. "I now realize that my grandmother had given me one of the greatest and perhaps the most enduring gifts I could ever have wished for." Secrets from an Indian Kitchen is a culinary journey into the heart of an Indian family kitchen. It records the "secrets" that are passed down through generations and are the essence of this range of exquisite dishes. Mridula, a well-established cook and Indian food expert, was born and
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"Dazzling colour, warm textures and the glow of the wood fire created a most magical atmosphere," Mridula Baljekar reminisces. "I now realize that my grandmother had given me one of the greatest and perhaps the most enduring gifts I could ever have wished for." Secrets from an Indian Kitchen is a culinary journey into the heart of an Indian family kitchen. It records the "secrets" that are passed down through generations and are the essence of this range of exquisite dishes. Mridula, a well-established cook and Indian food expert, was born and raised in North Eastern India. Since moving to England she has written several cookbooks, including The Complete Indian Cookbook and has recently opened her restaurant Spice Route in Windsor, Berkshire which won a Best in Britain Awards gold award in 2002.
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Editorial Reviews

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ea. vol: Pavilion, dist. by Trafalgar Square. (Secrets from a Kitchen). Apr. 2001. 176p. photogs. index. $27.50. COOKERY Each of these first three titles in an attractive new series (first published in Britain but Americanized) provides a personal tour of a popular cuisine. Baljekar grew up in northern India but has long lived in England, where she is a cooking teacher, author, and host of a television series. She has an engaging style and provides many useful tips the "secrets" of the book title on unusual ingredients, techniques, and other culinary matters. Many of her recipes come from her grandmother, while others are from the more sophisticated repertoire of her family's cook, and some come from her husband's family in southern India. The Los' father founded a cooking school in London and wrote extensively on Chinese food. Now Jenny is the chef and Vivienne the manager of The Teahouse, their own restaurant in London. Like Baljekar's, their recipes are organized generally by cooking technique, and they too include many family classics and "secrets," as well as memories and anecdotes. Venturi, who grew up in Milan and travels frequently throughout Italy, runs a cooking school/catering business/gourmet food shop in Buckinghamshire, England. Much of her knowledge of Italian food comes from her grandmother, whose cooking was an unusual combination of Sicilian and Piemontese food, and from her husband's nanny, also a talented cook. Nevertheless, with the abundance of Italian cookbooks already available, hers is not a necessary purchase. But most collections will want to consider both Baljekar's and the Los' books. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781862056190
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Baghar--seasoning 16
Bhuna--stir-frying 30
Dum--steaming 46
Korma--braising 64
Tandoori--clay oven cooking 76
Kabab--kebab 90
Talana--deep-frying 104
Rice and Bread 116
Salads and Chutneys 136
Desserts 146
Suppliers 156
Index 157
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