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Summers under the tamarind tree : recipes & memories from Pakistan

Sumayya Usmani (Author), Joanna Yee (Photographer)
"Summers Under The Tamarind Tree is a contemporary Pakistani cookbook celebrating the varied, exciting and often-overlooked cuisine of a beautiful country. In it, former City lawyer turned food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani captures the rich and aromatic pleasure of Pakistani cooking through more than 100 recipes. She also celebrates the heritage and traditions of her home country and looks back on a happy childhood spent in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother. Pakistani food is full of flavour. With a rich coastline, the country enjoys spiced seafood and amazing fish dishes; while borders with Iran and Afghanistan mean strong Arabic influences in the food, alongside Indian and Far East Asian flavours. Sumayya brings these together beautifully showcasing the exotic yet achievable recipes of Pakistan."--Provided by
eBook, English, 2016
Frances Lincoln, London, 2016
1 online resource (222 pages) : color illustrations
9781781012079, 1781012075
Print version :
Summers under the tamarind tree
Pakistan: the spirit, the passion, the flavour
Childhood tales: growing up in the kitchen
Cooking methods: Pakistani techniques explained
A note on spice: what to buy and how to use it
Masala blends: traditional family recipes
Awakening the senses: breakfast
Tantalising the taste buds: street food and snacks
Breaking bread and sharing rice: breads and rice dishes
Meaty markets and weekdays bazaars: beef, lamb and mutton
Birds from the empress: chicken and other birds
Sailing the seas: seafood and fish
My grandmother's garden: vegetables, fruit and salad
Homegrown guavas: chutneys and pickles
Under a motia-filled sky: celebration feats
The sweet taste of mango heaven: desserts
Chai-pani: hot and cold drinks
Includes index