World Food Café
Chris Caldicott & Carolyn Caldicott
Frances Lincoln, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
he authors of this cookbook - who own the World Food Café in London's Covent Garden - collected their vegetarian recipes during ten years of travel to remote parts of the globe. They tell us that all the recipes can be easily cooked at home, and offer alternatives for ingredients that can be hard to find. Recipes are divided into four regions - the
Middle East & Africa
India, Nepal & Sri Lanka
Southeast Asia & China
- and are preceded by an introduction to each region and its cooking traditions. Color photos of both places and dishes add to the appeal of this enticing cookbook.
've often sipped
in Moroccan shops and cafés, so it's wonderful to have the recipe here - now just have to plant some mint in the garden to have it regularly. We eat store-bought
all the time - I can't wait to try the one here as well as the
Eggplant in Date Sauce
appeals as does
Indian Saag Paneer
(one of my favorites),
Kandy Leek and Potato Curry
(from Sri Lanka), and
Balinese Gado Gado
which I enjoyed often at Kuta Beach.
looks scrumptious - and, to continue with the chocolate theme, the final
recipe looks worth the longest journey, if tasting it were at the end!
et yourself a copy of
World Food Café
. It will make you salivate, give you itchy feet, and get you moving - at least as far as the kitchen. It would also make a perfect gift for a friend who has traveled, and enjoyed experiencing the different - and delectable - foods available around the world.
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