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From Curries to Kebabs: Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail
From one of the world's best-loved authorities on food from India and the world comes an evocative and irresistible survey of the world's great curry dishes.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by Clarkson Potter Publishers
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This is almost an anthropology cookbook, showing how Indian cuisine has spread to many countries, and adapted to local ingredients and tastes. I grew up on African curries, and was happy to see my old familiar potato and pea curry in here (not that I need a recipe for that one). British, SE Asian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani recipes - as well as many classical Indian dishes. I've only made one recipe yet, and it was yum. I look forward to making many more. I'm deducting one star for a relative profusi ...more
Madhur Jaffrey is the person who brought curries into the mainstream with her 1973 debut book An Invitation to Indian Cookery.More about Madhur Jaffrey...