Whilst I am not a vegetarian, I do like my food to taste as good as it can. Nestled snugly above Neal's Yard, near Covent Garden in London, is the small and friendly World Food Cafe. After first attending their mighty benches on a whim, I discovered the tasty treats that lurked within were good. Many more visits were made to the Cafe, and many chums were also converted. The food was always great - the menu is a shapeshifting entity, changing from visit to visit depending on what is cooking, making each meal a voyage of discovery. I've yet to discover something there that didn't go down with contented slurps.
So, overjoyed was I when I noticed this book. Simply put, this publication is a must-have. Every recipe is exciting, every page covered with wonderful photography or anecdotes. All the meals are fairly simple to cook, although some require a little preparation. Some may be daunted by the long list of ingredients, but do please note that many of these are, in fact, spices and so-on. Once you've stocked your cupboard up, you will giggle like a happy baboon as your dearest chums swoon at your culinary genius. For us in the UK, most of the items will be fairly easy to track down in your local Supermarket - having said that, one or two may require searching for Asian shops.
I do like this book - I know not everyone will like it quite as much due to the emphasis on the more spicey end of the market. For those with tastebuds that work, though, this is a must.