Thanks so much for your comment. Just to put your mind at ease, all the recipes in the book were scrupulously tested by both Stevie and Emma, as well as by non-professional domestic cooks, to ensure that they are easy to follow and that they produce delicious results.
There may be some differences between the ingredients shown on the Spice Trip television series and those in the book though. That is because the recipes were filmed in far-flung countries where some of the ingredients in the book were unavailable. In that case, a few recipes were tweaked and tested with equally delicious alternatives. The online recipes correspond to those in the tv series.
You may have discovered since writing that the clove and polenta cake works very well both ways.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the recipes. The Mulled Wine Oxtail Stew is proving to be a favourite. Do give it a go one winter evening.