SHORTLISTED FOR THE JANE GRIGSON TRUST AWARD 2019
'The Island Kitchen has lifted my spirits and made me hungry and happy in equal measure' Nigella Lawson
This ravishing cookbook will take you on a journey around the Indian Ocean islands, to taste the flavours of the colourful markets of Mauritius, the aromatic spice gardens of the Seychelles, the fishing coasts of the Maldives, the lagoons of Mayotte and the forests of Madagascar. Selina Periampillai, born in London but of Mauritian descent, celebrates the vibrant home-cooking of the islands, with dishes such as Sticky chicken with garlic & ginger, Mustard- & turmeric-marinated tuna, Seychellois aubergine & chickpea cari, and Pineapple upside-down cake with cardamom cream.
With 80 simple recipes for everything from quick mid-week suppers to large rum-fuelled gatherings, and beautiful food photography and illustrations, this book will take you straight to the warm, welcoming kitchens of these beautiful islands.
About the Author
Selina Periampillai is a London-based self-taught chef, born to Mauritian parents. She grew up in the UK but was inspired by her heritage to share recipes from her family. She hosted the first Mauritian supperclub from her home in London and, garnering a loyal following on social media, went on to host pop ups, write recipes for websites such as JamieOliver.com, Air Mauritius and Great British Chefs, and feature in BBC Good Food, the Guardian, Huffington Post and the Telegraph. She now privately caters events, teaches cookery classes, and demos at various food festivals to share her insight and knowledge of the unique melting pot of flavours from the Indian Ocean. This is her first book.
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“This bright, accessible book is an expert introduction to the cuisines and cultures of the Indian Ocean islands” —Waitrose Food