Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day

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Award-winning author and host of Bravo's smash hit Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi provides her own recipes for mouth-watering international fare in this lush, lavishly illustrated everyday cookbook.

Padma Lakshmi is no stranger to food; in 1999, her first cookbook, Easy Exotic, won not just the adulation of fans, but the 1999 Versailles World Cookbook Fair Award for Best First ...

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Overview

Award-winning author and host of Bravo's smash hit Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi provides her own recipes for mouth-watering international fare in this lush, lavishly illustrated everyday cookbook.

Padma Lakshmi is no stranger to food; in 1999, her first cookbook, Easy Exotic, won not just the adulation of fans, but the 1999 Versailles World Cookbook Fair Award for Best First Cookbook. It established her as a gifted chef and served as the basis for her own show on the TV Food Network, Padma's Passport.

Now, as host of Bravo's popular Top Chef, Padma reaches millions of viewers each week and returns to the page with recipes for sophisticated international cuisine that are easy to prepare. Inspired by her travels to some of the most secluded corners of the planet, Padma shares with cooks the origins of her latest exotic recipes. But you'll never have to feel as though you've just traveled the world in order to prepare them. Padma makes it simple to impress your guests with more than two hundred elegant and savory dishes such as Hot and Sour Fruit Chaat, Tangy Jicama Salad, Purée of Roasted Aubergine, Couscous with Merguez Sausage, South Indian Spinach and Lentil Soup, Red Snapper with Green Apple and Mint Chutney, Roasted Citrus Chicken, Barbecue Korean Short Ribs, and Honeycomb Ice Cream.

From appetizers to entrées, soups to desserts—Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet is the perfect book for anyone who wants cooking to be easy, elegant, and unforgettable.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The host of TV's Top Chef, Lakshmi (Easy Exotic) puts her own culinary skills to the test in this glossy, cosmopolitan cookbook. Here, in vibrant colors, are her own palate-shaping memories in the form of recipes and short but highly personal essays. Like Nigella Lawson, Lakshmi's sex appeal is part of her draw as a food personality, and this collection obliges with adorable family photos as well as glamour shots of the model/actress nibbling on her creations. The global cuisine runs the gamut from a Southeast Asian-style Warm Peanut Salad with Tomato and Cilantro to Persian Chicken Soup with Omani Lemon and Dill to fried chicken battered with Rice Krispies. Keralan Crab Cakes and Pineapple and Pomegranate Crumble are among the fusion dishes that blend cuisines with intriguing results. Interspersed throughout are plenty of South Indian classics, reflecting Lakshmi's own heritage. Lakshmi has an inventive knack for flavor combination, but some of her recipes, like a Barbecued Shrimp with Chili Honey Butter, don't quite live up to the hype. Nevertheless, this book will certainly be well received by Lakshmi's growing fan base as well as home cooks looking to mix it up in the kitchen. (Oct.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602860063
  • Publisher: Weinstein Books
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 952,898

Meet the Author

Padma Lakshmi is an award-winning cookbook author, an internationally renowned actress and model, and the host of Bravo TV's highly acclaimed Top Chef. She is the author of Easy Exotic, recipes for a delicious low-fat diet.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    Padma Lakshmi imhskaL amdaP

    I love this book. Padma is awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

    A reviewer

    she is one stunning women with great recipes... LOVED them all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    A reviewer

    I LOVED this book! So many cookbooks are just filled with recipes. Recipes are created for the sake of writing a book or the writers are simply putting out collections of their recipes. Padma's book is different. She has a connection with each recipe and she shares her stories so candidly that you almost forget you're reading a cookbook. Another bonus is that the recipes are exotic yet fairly easy to prepare. This book will make you want to cook so that you can have stories to tell too!

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