Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar, Naved Nasir
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
‘A love letter to Bombay told through food and stories, including their legendary black daal’ Yotam Ottolenghi
At long last, Dishoom share the secrets to their much sought-after Bombay comfort food: the Bacon Naan Roll, Black Daal, Okra Fries, Jackfruit Biryani, Chicken Ruby and Lamb Raan, along with Masala Chai, coolers and cocktails.
As you learn to cook the comforting Dishoom menu at home, you will also be taken on a day-long tour of south Bombay, peppered with much eating and drinking. You’ll discover the simple joy of early chai and omelette at Kyani and Co., of dawdling in Horniman Circle on a lazy morning, of eating your fill on Mohammed Ali Road, of strolling on the sands at Chowpatty at sunset or taking the air at Nariman Point at night.
This beautiful cookery book and its equally beautiful photography will transport you to Dishoom’s most treasured corners of an eccentric and charming Bombay. Read it, and you will find yourself replete with recipes and stories to share with all who come to your table.
‘This book is a total delight. The photography, the recipes and above all, the stories. I’ve never read a book that has made me look so longingly at my suitcase’ Nigel Slater
A love letter to Bombay told through food and stories, including their legendary black daal -- Yotam Ottolenghi This book is a total delight. The photography, the recipes and above all, the stories. I've never read a book that has made me look so longingly at my suitcase -- Nigel Slater There are few cookbooks that immerse you in their subject so thoroughly and so lovingly as Dishoom. Part travel guide, part history, part food manual, this reads like a personal diary with a stonking recipe collection as a bonus. I could eat the Mattar Paneer every week and I probably will, with a Chilli Cheese Toast chaser -- Lulu Grimes Like its carefully observed, pitch perfect restaurants, Dishoom's cookbook is a feast for all the senses, and brings the restaurant's delicious dishes into the home kitchen. Every page is begging to be pored over and cooked from, each picture leaping from the page with atmosphere and generosity. It's a gorgeous thing -- Rosie Birkett Shamil Thakrar's intimate, rich and lyrical writing and stories, alongside striking photography, takes the reader on a ride from Koolar & Co cafe to Marine Drive * Daily Telegraph * A tantalising foodie tour through the highways and byways of India's largest metropolis * Sunday Express * The results prove worth it every time, and the book is a pleasure to read * Daily Telegraph * Over 100 comfort food recipes - inspired by Parsi, Muslim, Hindu and Christian traditions - take you from dawn till dusk, starting with breakfast and ending with dinner and a nightcap. Given the time, I'd cook every single one of them * BBC Good Food Magazine * Dishoom: From Bombay with Love is a delightful read. Even if you're just after the secret of the bacon naan * Caterer * These brilliant, easy-to-follow recipes are a virtual tour of the city's best eating and drinking spots -- Delicious magazine
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