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From Curries to Kebabs: Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail

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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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Jun 01, 2010 Celeste rated it really liked it
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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
Jen Shapiro
Apr 14, 2015 Jen Shapiro rated it it was amazing
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Seriously great cookbook! Madhur Jaffrey does a lovely job of detailing the history and development of curries throughout Asia and eastern Africa. Then, she follows it up with page after page of great recipes!
Jan 27, 2008 Angela rated it it was amazing
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An awesome cookbook. I would use it all the time, if not for the fact that most of the people I cook for cannot stand spices of any sort.

Despite that, it is a great read, and the photography tantalizing and illustrative.
Jan 14, 2013 Wog rated it it was amazing
Great recipes but amazing history of India, the Indian diaspora and food history and culture. Checked out from the library and ordered my own copy to keep. Highly recommend it.
Feb 24, 2008 Hannah rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who read cookbooks over breakfast
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This is a great culinary lens for learning about Indian migration. I don't make a lot of these recipes, but the photos are beautiful and the copy is fascinating.
Nov 18, 2007 Julian rated it it was amazing
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Punchy collection - lots of intensely flavored dishes gathered together. It's the kind of book you can jump into at random and know you'll get something impressive.
Jan 08, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I checked this out from the library not expecting much-- there are so many recipes in here I would like to cook! I am going to buy a copy ASAP.
Trace the tastes you love in Indian/SE Asian/African to one and another and beyond; incredible for understanding the foundations of the flavor.
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it really liked it
excellent book, with alot of good information in addition to the recipes--and alot of lamb recipes
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Jul 15, 2013 Amy Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Very interesting as a history of spices as well as delicious recipes.
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Madhur Jaffrey is the person who brought curries into the mainstream with her 1973 debut book An Invitation to Indian Cookery.
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