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Capital Spice: 21 Indian Restaurant Chefs . More Than 100 Stunning Recipes [Hardcover]

Chrissie Walker
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30 Aug 2012
A collection of more than 100 recipes from the very best London-based Indian restaurant chefs. Many are familiar from their headline-grabbing Michelin stars, and appearances on television shows such as BBC's Saturday Kitchen; others are perhaps less well-known, but all share a passion to push the wonders of Indian food, either via twists to tradition and the addition of exciting Western inflections to their dishes, or by offering the most wonderfully authentic tastes of the many regional cuisines now available over here. Whilst these have spread to every corner of the country, the heartbeat for diversity and quality is centred very much around the country's capital. Household names such as Atul Kochhar and Vivek Singh, and greats such as Alfred Prasad, Cyrus Todiwala and Reza Mahammed feature here; as do many of the best-known and best-loved restaurants around, such as The Star of India, The Cinnamon Club, Benares and Bombay Brasserie. All of the chef-come-authors within this book have helped to sculpt London into the spice capital of the world with their brilliant culinary skills. Capital Spice is a collection of richly delicious recipes which allow you to recreate the style of this select group of chefs.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Absolute Press (30 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906650721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906650728
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 25.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fascinating profiles explore the influences and culinary philosphies of each of the featured chefs, while specially commissioned photography by Lara Holmes bring bring their irresistible recipes to life (Flavour Magazine 2012-11-01)

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105 fantastic recipes from London's leading Indian restaurant chefs.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 22 Oct 2012
I received this book about a week ago and have already made three dishes! The eggplant with spices and tamarind chutney ALONE is worth the price of the book. THe author has profiled several restaurant chefs and provides over 100 different recipe. This week we are planning to cook the eggplant soup with nutmeg and cream and the pepper and rice pilaf. A book totally worth buying!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 13 Sep 2012
If you like Indian food, this is the book to buy! with 21 top Indian chefs talking about their approach to food and cooking, you're off to a good start. Each chef give between three to five recipes, and each one of these is deliciously illustrated, and takes you all the way through each one step by step...I'm not a great cook, just an okay one, but even I could do the dishes in here - you really can't go wrong. The recipes range from simple poppadums and chappatis to Beet Samosa with Cardomam Ice-Cream - definately trying that one! The idea that London has the best Indian food in the world has been conclusively proven witht his book - buy it now and start cooking!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Capital Spice, Spices up your life 21 Oct 2012
Capital Spice: 21 Indian Restaurant Chefs More Than 100 Stunning RecipesI was very lucky to go to the book launch of Capital Spice at La Porte des Indes this week, where I sampled some of the delicious recipes from the book. The food was mouthwatering. I'm still salivating at the thought of all those wonderful dishes that were being passed around. Chrissie Walker has pulled off an amazing fete. To get so many people involved in making this incredible book with over twenty one different chefs. This unique book pays homage to the capitals greatest restaurants. I'm looking forward to making my way through the book creating recipes for family and friends. Well done Chrissie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A winner 22 Mar 2014
By Bigfoot
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Terrific book and have already used 5 of the recipes. There's nothing too complicated and plenty of very simple but flavorsome stuff here. I have already picked out the dessert for my next curry dinner party and it's Vivek Singh's saffron poached pears. I like dishes that can be done the day before to take some of the pressure off!
One or two negatives but nothing important and nothing that can't be answered by a quick search on the internet. One in particular was a Masala that in certain areas and outside the UK may be difficult to find. If you can't find it; how do you make it?
This is a book that will in a few years be well thumbed and splattered with spots of gravy. So pleased I made this choice. 5 stars all the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars little Ronnie 26 Dec 2013
By Ronnie
Fantastic book interesting and informative. Sounds a lot of fuss sourcing ingredients and time consuming but well worth the effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indian recipes 30 Sep 2013
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This id a good book and the recipes work. It has been well checked. A few of the recipes were standard favourites rather than unusual. The seller is efficient and rapid.
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