Warmly written and enticingly designed, this mouth-watering memoir from one of Britain's most high-profile and vocal immigrants explores the author's East African Indian roots through the shared experience of cooking.
This is an appetizing exploration of the culture of the East African Indians who brought their cookery and quirks to Britain from Uganda and Kenya, their ancestors having transported them from Bombay and Calcutta. In lovely, intimate writing, it fuses the domestic and the social in the vein of Isabel Allende's APHRODITE or Ruth Reichl's TENDER AT THE BONE.
Through the story of Yasmin's family and the food and recipes they've shared together over generations,THE SETTLER'S COOKBOOK traces the history of her people's many journeys. The food she cooks now, in one of the world's most ethnically-diverse cities, combines the traditions and tastes of her family's hybrid culinary heritage. Here you'll discover how shepherd's pie is much enhanced by sprinkling in some chilli, Victoria sponge can be wonderfully enlivened by saffron and lime juice, and the addition of ketchup to a curry can be life-changing...