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Kitchen Bookshelf: Atul Kochhar’s New Cuisine

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Crab with tamarind and curry leaves

Crab with tamarind and curry leaves

 

The Fresh Tastes of India’s New Cuisine: A culinary ride through India – traditional food presented for modern palates.

Pros:

  • Slim book but all the recipes are distinct. Many of these you will come back to again and again.
  • Atul presents traditional food from different parts of India so there is a large variation in flavors. Although he is a celebrity chef, he has presented recipes for the home cook.
  • Many full page color photographs.

Cons:

  • This is not a teaching cookbook. There are only a few general tips discussed.
  • This is not an introductory cookbook. While the cooking style is suitable for home cook, the number of spices he uses is large.
  • There is no indication regarding what parts of the dishes can be made ahead of time

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November 3, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Kitchen Bookshelf: Ismail Merchant’s Passionate Meals

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Cover of Ismail Merchants Cookbook

Cover of Ismail Merchant's Cookbook

Ismail Merchant’s Passionate Meals: The New Indian Cuisine for Fearless Cooks and Adventurous Eaters. Includes recipes to please all tastes – fish, shellfish, chicken, lamb, beef, rice, lentils, vegetables, desserts…

Pros:

  • A great introductory cookbook – authentic and sophisticated tastes with a handful of ingredients – for anyone who want to cook Indian
  • Each dish is presented with serving suggestions; Sample menus at the end for entertaining
  • The cookbook was clearly written with US audience in mind, so the measures are US friendly and the ingredients are not hard to source

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Written by Som

September 28, 2009 at 9:54 pm