Sri Lanka: The Cookbook
|Author:||Prakash K Sivanathan|
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Feather-light hoppers, fiery sambols, subtly spiced curries and unique ‘vada’ (fried snacks) come together in this definitive collection of Sri Lanka’s most authentic and vibrant recipes. As Sri Lanka is being rediscovered a travel destination, its varied cuisine is also under the spotlight. As well as absorbing influences from India, the Middle East, Far East Asia and myriad European invaders, the small island also has strong Singhalese and Tamil cooking traditions and this cookbook brings these styles together to showcase the best of the country’s culinary heritage. Dig into 100 recipes that celebrate the island’s wonderful ingredients, from okra and jackfruit to coconut and chillies, and explore its culture through original travel photography of the country, its kitchens and its people.
"As well as 100 recipes, the standout photography celebrates the island's history, culture and people. This book offers a culinary adventure that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen." Waitrose Food
Husband and wife duo Prakash and Niranjala ran award-winning Sri Lankan restaurant Elephant Walk for eight years in Hampstead, London. They are now cookery teachers running workshops and supper clubs under the name Coconut Kitchens.