Walk into your kitchen and open the cupboard doors, chances are you will find bottles of moss green olive oil nestling alongside dark, salty soy sauce; pungent vanilla essence next to scarlet incendiary pots of chilli powder; flaky dried oregano next to piquant malt vinegar.
Borders have been drawn and redrawn throughout history. Perhaps with cooking there are now no borders at all: we can enjoy the tastes of many parts of the world in our own homes very easily, whenever we like.
InFLAVOUR: A World of Beautiful Food, Vicky Bhogal takes an array of delicious ingredients and shows how to combine them according to their flavour in simple and imaginative ways, to create exciting new dishes. As she says, 'I am delighted by the fact that, in the little corner of the metropolis I have made my own, I am able to draw from a rich, sprawling heritage of centuries of ingredients traversing their way across the globe. That with a flick of a lid or stir of a spoon, I can add the perfumed whisper of a Persian court, an echo of cool pine forests at twilight or the faint tap of a tango on cobbled alleyways to my daily urban life, while the cars roar by outside.'
Containing over 100 mouth-watering and inspiring recipes, including Wafer-sliced Duck Risotto with Spiced Plums and Star Anise, Tiger Prawn and Mandarin Soup, Turkish Delight Chocolate Ice-Cream Drops and White Pears on Black Ice,FLAVOURis an enchanting book for cooks of all abilities who want to try something truly different.
Vicky Bhogal exploded onto the food scene in 2003 with her first cookbook, the bestselling Cooking Like Mummyji, which won the Jeremy Round award for Best First Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards and was shortlisted for Best Book at the Glenfiddich Awards. She is the author of A Year of Cooking Like Mummyji and the editor of A Fair Feast. Vicky has also created her own authentic food range, 'Just Like Mummyji's' exclusively with Tesco in which won a a Grocer Award. She lives in London.
Vicky's gorgeous new book is like a warm ray of sun, you can feel her positive energy bursting from every beautiful page. A fabulous culinary journey from an immensely generous spirit, the recipes have a tantalising blend of exotic ingredients that reflect her life and travels. Her book is peppered with delightful pictures and drawings to inspire any jaded cook