Curries are one of the world’s culinary success stories. They are now prepared, in various guises throughout the globe. Curries were originally developed in the Indus valley some 4000 or more years ago. Indian traders introduced them to Southeast Asia and East Africa whilst buddhist monks introduced them to south Asia and East Asia. The British introduced them to the remainder of the world. This book contains over 780 recipes for curries and curry-associated dishes with recipes for starters, main courses, accompaniments, breads, pickles, curry pastes and spice blends, and drinks from the Indian sub-Continent. Also included are curries from the remainder of Asia, from Africa and from the Caribbean. In addition there is a whole chapter on how to prepare restaurant-style curries for the home and on modern British curries as well as a chapter on historic curry recipes, beginning with the first curry recipe in English, from 1747. This book brings together the whole world of curries and curry recipes in one place.
This second edition of the book has been completely revised, with the addition of a new chapter on Diwali (Festival of Lights) recipes and additional recipes in other chapters. The African curries section has been extended with Cape Malay curries. Chapters now included are: Starters; Meat-based Curries, Chicken Curries, Fish Curries, Vegetarian Curries, Accompaniments, Desserts, Breads, Snacks and Savouries, Drinks, Relishes and Pickles, Diwali Recipes, Spice Blends, Historic Curries, South Asian Curries, Southeast Asian Curries, East Asian Curries, African Curries, Caribbean Curries and Restaurant and British Curries. This is the most comprehensive view of curries from around the world ever published.
I lived in Trinidad West Indies for 3 1/2 years and it was quite a Culture Shock. I had never had curry before and at first I wasn`t sure i liked it, but that all changed. After I ate it a couple of times, I got to where I really liked it. That`s why I wanted this book, It shows you what to do and how to do it and the reciepes were great. Now I don`t miss Trinidad as much. I still miss the people and having someone else do the major part of the meal but as long as I have this book I feel like I`m there. It`s a really good cookbook. It`s worth sharing with others, and you don`t have to be Indian to like Indian food. This could change your thinking about exotic foods, it did mine.
This is one of the most comprehensive curry books on the market, containing recipes from almost everywhere that curry exists. Although overwhelming at first, it is a valuable compendium and a must-have for curry eenthusiasts.
Dyfed Lloyd Evans is an encyclopedia of awesome, hard to find recipes. They are succinctly presented. This book is just one in a body of work that is as unique as it is impressive.
- Title: The Big Book of Curry Recipes (Big Book Recipes 1)
- Autor: Dyfed Lloyd Evans
- Publisher (Publication Date): Nemeton; 2 edition (July 10, 2012)
- Language: English
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