Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Indian Family Kitchen
A fresh and friendly introduction to South Asian cuisine, The Indian Family Kitchen reflects how we cook today with seasonal and vegetable-forward recipes. This striking cookbook shows how to coax flavor out of your favorite foods by adding Indian spices: rub butternut squash with garam masala before roasting with salty feta and sun-dried tomatoes; marinate chicken wings in a punchy tandoori sauce; and brighten up a quinoa salad with ginger and cumin.
You'll also find classics refined over the years by the granddaughter of the family that brough Patak's sauces and chutneys to households around the world. Throughout, The Indian Family Kitchen demystifies traditional cooking methods with kitchen shortcuts and the spices you should always have on hand—for delicious family meals that'll be loved by generation upon generation.
My thoughts: I haven't tried a whole lot of Indian food in my lifetime, since it was hard to get a hold of in my small corner of the world until here recently. What I have had, I love! So much so, that I recently tried my hand at making a few Indian recipes that I came across online. So, when this cookbook came up to review, I was thrilled to get a copy of it!
I love how the book is laid out, since it is easy to use and the recipes are easy to follow (which is a must in this case for me, since I am not sure what the end result is suppose to look like in a lot of cases, since they are dishes I'm not familiar with). I also love that there is a section where she goes over spices and how to store then, something I have never thought about.:) This book is an excellent addition to anyone's kitchen, but especially for the adventurous chef who is wanting to try some unique and tasty dishes.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.