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Bengali cooking hasn't yet become mainstream in Britain, which is why these recipes are like gold dust to me. Signature dishes, such as the mustard-coated fish steamed in banana leaves, coconutty malai prawns, and sweet-sour tomato chutney are true to tradition, providing a taste of ‘back home’ for people like my father who is originally from Calcutta. The authors also pay tribute to the Armenian, Jewish, Chinese, Tibetan and European communities, with a narrative style that is as compelling as the historical recipes, My copy of the book, now falling apart, has provided a solid foundation for me to explore the region's rich culinary heritage.