The Good Gift Guide – Parragon Books

Following my visit to BritMums Live this year, I became a Parragon Books ‘bookbuddy’ – something I am really pleased about because I regularly receive some wonderful books from them and this months is no exception. Not only I am chuffed with it but I know exactly who will be receiving it as a gift this Christmas. Ross.

The three of us are currently enjoying the latest Masterchef series and Ross has been inspired by Michel Roux Jr to the point where he is now using his example in his business training programme as well as having a renewed interest in cooking…anyway I digress! Onto the book in question.

This month I received ‘Recipes from an Indian Kitchen’. I had an Indian recipe book many moons ago and I really miss it but now, not only do I have the benefit of a new one but I also have the benefit of someone cooking for me 🙂

This comprehensive cookbook contains 100 simple recipes with authentic results including fresh-tasting raitas, chutneys and pickles; mouth-watering snacks and appetizers; delicious vegetarian, fish and meat main dishes; substantial dishes using pulses and beans; all kinds of rice and breads; temptingly sweet desserts; and refreshing drinks. Each recipe is illustrated with a gorgeous colour photograph of the finished dish, and step-by-step pictures guide you through any trickier processes. In addition, beautifully atmospheric images of scenes from across India capture the mood of this vast subcontinent. The informative introduction gives you insight into the history of Indian regional cuisine and provides a handy glossary of ingredients, as well as recipes for basic spice mixes and pastes.

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A great book with some fabulous recipes and wonderful photography. You can purchase it from Amazon by following this link.

Disclosure: I received this book from the wonderful people at Parragon in return for a review. Please note that all words and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.


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