Ragini Dey runs The Spice Kitchen restaurant in South Australia which has now expanded to include cookery and spice appreciation classes. What I love about her is that she makes everything from scratch – spices mixes, pickles and chutneys and these are all covered in this wonderful book.
First off the look and feel of this book is wonderful. Not smooth glossy pages but matt paper with wonderfully simple imagery. This makes it an appealing read as well as a joy to flick through.
Ragini’s food memories start at her family lunch table – specifically in her grandparent’s home – with mothers, father, aunts and uncles comparing recipes and tips. This sounds just like my mother’s house on a weekend and what I aspire to as my girls, nieces and nephews get older.
I made several dishes from this book. Read my full review which covers Crab Malabar, Lemon Rice and Cumin Potatoes.
If you’re inspired to have a go, you could win a copy thanks to Hardie Grant Books. To enter simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 7 June 2013 – UK residents only.
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