Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
I rarely buy cookbooks anymore. After a certain point it feels like we’ve got every recipe we could ever possibly want… but three weeks ago I was reading about a young London Chef (and bestselling author) named Meera Sodha. Apparently a genius with vegetables. I thought, well, why don’t I get just two more books to see what they’re all about. (I’m always trying to increase our vegetable consumption, so it seemed like a good idea.)
The books are absolutely fantastic. Pleasant, humorous, simple and sophisticated. A perfect picture of Indian cuisine. Both books are good. Made in India includes recipes with meat and Fresh India doesn’t. Honestly, I (highly) recommend both. Especially if you’re one of those people who has that (sick!) secret impulse to outdo everyone you know. She even teaches us how to make paneer, yogurt and a variety of Indian breads 🙂 Because who doesn’t want to turn to their guests and smile whilst thinking, see how much better than you I am! You don’t have a chance.
Her book is on Amazon, but if you want to get an idea of what she does, have a look at her beautiful website: 97% Indian Food (various recipes available including Keralan Coconut Prawns which is fab.)