Food writer and stylist
This book quite simply makes me want to jump on a plane and fly east. A flick through its colourful pages transports me to a part of the world I love very much. Its a very sensory book, I can almost smell the food and the market places, and hear the noise of the traffic and hustle and bustle on the streets. Yes, the lists of ingredients can be long and exotic, even before you’ve made the requisite spice pastes which come with equally long recipes at the back, but the edible rewards are worth it. For me this is a book to treasure on a wet miserable Saturday when I have plenty of time to cook up a feast for friends in the evening.