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A whole world of curries!,
This review is from: Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (Hardcover)
This book was a great surprise to me. I went out searching for an authentic curry book so I could cook the curries we all know and love in the UK.
This is where I first went wrong, English curries are NOT authentic Indian curries, if you are looking for all of your local favs this book is certainly not for you. However if you are looking for a book of authentic family recipes from around the world, there is nothing better.
Of the many recipes in this book, I have cooked around 10, all of which have been stunningly good. The selection of Kenyan recipes have been enlightening to my pallet and the Vietnamese cuisine has also been a revelation. This truly is my most used and adored cookery book.
A brief history of the curry story has been included at the beginning of this book (brief compared to the whole story!) and can really increase your eating pleasure by making you aware of the similarities between the different styles and how they came to be.
As a quick footnote, I first used The Curry Secret as my go to for curries, I as many others are, was not impressed and making big batches of the curry base was inconvenient. This book knocks the socks off it and most of the recipes are a lot less effort and a lot more flavoursome!