Title: The Best of Epicure’s Gujrati Cuisine
Author: Asha Khatau
Publication: Popular Prakashan
Price: Rs. 365
Gujrati cuisine has proved to the world that vegetarian food can be both delicious and complex in flavour. It effortlessly combines the sweet, sour, and spicy to create a range of exceptional dishes.
Gujrati methods of cooking cover the entire gamut of cooking techniques from the deep – fried to the steamed, affording a delightful mélange of tastes and textures all on one thali or platter., all courses being served at the same time in separate vati ( small bowls).
This collection of recipes is Asha Khatau’s way of showcasing the best of Gujrati cuisine, featuring traditional as well as more contemporary fare. You will see that cooking Gujrati food is not a time – consuming process. The key to cooking a successful Gujrati dish is to read the recipe very carefully before beginning, to be sure that you have all the ingredients at hand to use only the best and freshest ingredients.
About the Author:
Asha Khatau is a well-known figure in the field of gourmet vegetarian cooking after 20 years of experience in providing memorable meals to her family and friends, Asha was eventually persuaded to start her own cooking classes several years ago, which she runs under the name Epicure. These classes feature regional cuisines from all over the world. She has also conducted demonstrations in Indian and several other countries abroad.
Asha Khatau’s first book vegetarian Cuisines of the World was awarded the “Best Vegetarian Book in the World”, at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2002 in France. Delectable Desserts of the World, published in 2005, won Honorable Mention in the “Best Foreign Cookbook in the World” category at the Gourmand awards in 2006. These awards for food and wine books are considered to be the “Oscars” of the cookery world.