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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - original, refreshing recipes that deliver genuine 'wow' power
I love cook books, and this is one of the best Asian food books I have seen in years. It is beautifully presented and would make an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys cookery and Asian food in particular. It is also well bound (hardback version) and looks like it will stand frequent use. It contains numerous original and refreshing recipes that are a million miles...
Published on 29 Jun 2009 by James Bury
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3.0 out of 5 stars Has Anjum Anand stolen her crown?
This is going to sound like blasphemy to many people, but I have been a bit disappointed by this book. I suppose I should have looked at it a bit more closely before buying. What I wanted was a comprehensive guide to cooking curries and I wanted those curries to be from India or thereabouts.
Madhur's book goes chasing variants that have sprung up as far afield...
Published on 1 Jun 2011 by doublegone
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic curry cookbook,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)I bought this for my son, who has now cooked lots of the recipes and enjoyed every single one. The book is easy to use and very informative. A real curry bible which should be in every curry-lover's kitchen. Fantastic +++
5.0 out of 5 stars Best cook book in years,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)I am a decent cook and love curries but got upset with the price of good take away curries. Having decided to cook curries I started with Madhur's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking (also very good and a good place to start) and then graduated to this book.
Have since made about 10 recipes out of the book and 9 of which have become instant favourites and I return to them all of the time - red bean curry, salmon curry, durban roasted whole chicken, vegetable shabji's and lots of dahl recipes. All fantastic and properly spicy and they feel authentically every day Indian.
If you want to make curries then this book is a must. Also quite interesting as a good read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy Curries,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)This is truly the definitive curry cookery book not only do Madhur's recipies live up to her impeccable reputation, but the book also tells the story of each of the recipes and gives a wonderful in site into Asian life too. I bought this for my sister in law who is an amazing cook, she loved it, I too loved it so much I ordered one for my self. So if you love curries and Asian food buy it, if you want a special gift for a good cook buy it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Super cook book,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)This book is fantastic! It har SO many recipes:) Already I have tried a few, and it tastes of India:D What is interesting about this book is the little stories about each dish and its traditions. Most interesting! It could have more pictures though, as I tend to cook the things that i have seen, and know how they look.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very tasty!,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)Book arrived in record time. The item was immaculate and full of very tasty recipes. Only hope my cooking is up to scratch! Would recomend this seller as well as this recipe book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Something for Everybody,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)I gave this to my son for Christmas, as he said he wanted a good Indian cookbook that included recipes for pulses. There is a whole section of these, many of which he has already tried and can't wait to try some more. He has also experimented with some of the large variety of meat recipes and is very pleased with it. I should add that he is not always very easy to please! The curries in the book are by no means exclusively Indian, or even Asian. There are recipes from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and many other sources. It is more than just a cookery book. It also has interesting stories about the histories of many of the dishes as well as customs of the places from where they originated. A must for all curry lover.
4.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate indeed,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)Takes you a step further than the basic Indian cookery.Some very good vegetarian dishes,easy and quick to make,but packed with flavour.Also explains how to dress a crab and lobster.Loads of info on spices.Glad I bought it.
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely recipies,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)A vey well received birthday pressie. Brilliant recipies and really nice illustrations with some interesting facts.
If you want to cook curries from scratch this is the book for you.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Curry Cookbook,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)This book has a lot of curry recipes from all over the world, but I would have preferred to see more photos of the dishes. I've tried quite a few recipes most of which came out great. It's a great book with a wealth of information and recipes and I'm pleased i bought it, but it's not the one stop curry bible and I'll resume my search for good Indian cookery books!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and informative,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)This is probably the best book on curries around the world I've come across. There may be better books on certain individual cuisines but in terms of tracking curries on the countries, this is marvellous. She references recipes from history, her childhood, from street vendors, dinner parties, family gatherings and restaurants mixing the simple and traditional with the more complex and modern. Clearly, given her background she excels in Indian and Pakistani cuisine, but also references many more unusual geographies like Kenya and South Africa.
Most importantly, this is an incredibly accessible book for those starting out. She keeps spice and recipe complexity to a minimum and where more obscure ingredients are required she tries to suggest more common place alternatives. The recipes are simple and easy to follow and absolutely delicious. This is a much loved book indeed.
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Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible by Madhur Jaffrey (Hardcover - 2 Oct 2003)