File Size: 44106 KB
Print Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Frances Lincoln; 01 edition (April 7, 2016)
Publication Date: April 7, 2016
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Summers under the Tamarind Tree is loaded with very interesting recipes slightly different than the Indian food we're used to eating, and some beautiful photographs. We enjoyed our first Pakistani dinner from the book last night, the Ginger Chicken, the Watermelon / mint and Daikon Salad etc. everything was delicious and healthy.
What a delightful cookbook!Pakistani food is closely related ( or can be considered a variant of the 'Indian cuisine') to Indian food. Pakistani food, IMHO, has strong overtones of Mughal, Afghani culture. Ms Usmani does this cuisine a big favor by simplifying the cooking/ tenderizing techniques. I love Pakistani food-when I can get my hands of some. Pakistani food gets conflated with Indian and the results are not the same. Her side notes and anecdotes are just as delightful and it shows that this book is a labor of love for the author. Great Job!
I have loved Sumayya's blog and am thrilled to have her cookbook. I have already cooked several recipes and they were all great. I also appreciate her providing some background about Pakistani cooking. It is a rich cooking heritage but doesn't get the acclaim that Indian cooking does.
I received this book yesterday after finding out about it on her blog. It is GORGEOUS. I especially appreciate that she included descriptions of cooking methods that impact the flavoring of the final dish. I'm looking forward to working through the recipes!
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