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Not my bag. Recipes too fancy / bizarre. Too many pics of Anjum.
on 16 May 2013
As a vegetarian curry-lover, I was looking forward to knocking-up some tasty dishes like wot you get down The Bengal Lancer.
Yeah, I KNOW the Anglo-Bangladeshi offerings down the High Street don't reflect traditional Indian cuisine, but then I'm not sure this book does either...
From Blackberry Compote and Granola to Scotch Quail's Eggs. And how Indian is Halloumi with Fig and Pistachio Chutney?
Many recipes are poncified twaddle imo. -Oh, sorry.. I meant to say "adapted to bring them bang up to date".
And the book's interspersed with photo's of Anjum in colourful jumpers.
Well, I don't want fashion, I want CURRY! Or COOORY (as they say in Birmingham).
I think this would suit more adventurous or experienced cooks than me who are bored with the well-known British Curry staples.
Personally, I could murder a Balti right now.
[My ref: Glossy Glam Pomegranite Souffle 'Indian Vegetarian Feast' -Really? May 2013]