The Urban Rajah's Curry Memoirs
By Ivor Peters
Bursting with delicious recipes and stunning illustrations, this is a food memoir like no other.
Curry has become an integral part of our staple diet but few of us are aware of what 'authentic' means when it comes to Britain's favourite food - how it is cooked and what makes it so sublime. Instead we have been patronised with dumbed-down versions of wonderfully spiced dishes through the provision of gooey mixtures that slime their way out of jars. 'No more!' cries self-proclaimed Urban Rajah Ivor Peters. The search for homemade, straightforward fragrant food ends here.
Packed full of inspiring stories and generations-old recipes, this book opens the door into a world of family cooking that will teach us how to cook delicious curry in our own homes. So put down that jar of low-fat chicken tikka masala, rip up your takeaway menu and let Ivor lead you through a journey of spice that will leave you revelling in colour, yearning for the delicate smells of cardamom and cinnamon and desperate to tear a chapatti to shreds and plunge it into a curry feast of your own making.
Ivor Peters has spent the past two decades working in the media industry, publishing, PR, advertising, latterly as the Creative Director for a film/video production company. However his zealous 5-9 career is spent running his pop up restaurant, Cash 'n' Curry raising funds for projects helping India's street children, and populating his blog www.urbanrajah.com with recipes and stories about food, travel, life and style finds.
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09 May 2013
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This beautiful cookbook doesn't just contain your regular Ruby Murrays - it's a mesmerising journey that tells the story about how the exotic flavours of India became one of the UK's most treasured institutions. You may as well recycle your stack of takeaway menus and jars of supermarket sauces. — Now Magazine