Cooking Like Mummyji

Real Indian Food from the Family Home

Vicky Bhogal

Cooking Like Mummyji was first published to great acclaim and garnered thousands of loyal fans in 2003 but has been unavailable for almost 10 years. It won the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards and was short-listed for Best Book at the Glenfiddich Awards. Now back in a fully revised, redesigned edition with
Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Grub Street Cookery
Contributor(s) :
Atul Kochhar
Language:
English
Illustration :
four color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781910690307
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.6 X 7.4 inches
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$49.95

Overview
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Cooking Like Mummyji was first published to great acclaim in 2003 and garnered thousands of loyal fans, but has been unavailable for almost 10 years. This bestseller won the Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book at the Guild of Food Writers Awards and was short-listed for Best Book at the Glenfiddich Awards. Now back in a fully revised, stunningly redesigned edition with newly commissioned photography the author reveals in over 100 recipes, which are spoonfuls of her upbringing, real, authentic, traditional Punjabi home cooking, as cooked by families in British homes, as opposed to the food in Indian restaurants which was invented for the Western palate. As Vicky says, "I have often thought it such a shame that the Western world is not been let in on the secret of real Indian home cooking, as though it is a sort of long-standing trick, our last remaining jewel. Our home food is much lighter, fresher, healthier and fragrant, with a vibrant breadth of flavors. A handful of simple spices, like musical notes, can be combined in many different ways to create beautiful melodies. This is a sharp, affectionate look at both the food and culture written by an insider and delivered with love.

About The Author
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VICKY BHOGAL began her adventure on the food scene as recipe conduit and curator at 24 years old with the award-winning bestseller Cooking Like Mummyji in 2003.An avid campaigner of causes, next was Vicky's brainchild celebrity recipe book for the Make Poverty History campaign, A Fair Feast in 2005, which she compiled and edited. Insisting that 100% of the proceeds go to charity, the book raised over £100,000 for The Fairtrade Foundation and Oxfam's Make Trade Fair Campaign.2006 saw the release of A Year of Cooking Like Mummyji, picking up and continuing to explore the much-loved thread of her first book, against the backdrop of the seasons and elegant poetry.Vicky also created her own authentic, wholesome and natural chilled foods range, 'Just Like Mummyji's' exclusively for Tesco 2004-2007, becoming a bar-raising £3.2m brand within 6 months and selling over a million meals in its first year, winning her a Grocer Award in 2006 and short-listing for Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Asian Jewel Awards 2006, sponsored by Lloyds TSB.Her fourth book, Flavour: A World of Beautiful Food, was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2009. Unveiling the global breadth of her kitchen, she takes an array of delicious ingredients and shows how to combine them according to their flavor profiles to create exciting new dishes. It was shortlisted as Best Hardback Book in the world under 35 Euros in the 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.Vicky happily lives, cooks, blogs, writes and eats in London and the English countryside. She has also worked in advertising, journalism, fashion, tech, finance, and wrote the world’s first academic study of British Asian youth culture and linguistics, earning the highest undergraduate mark in the field in the history of King’s College, London. She recently filmed cookery TV for Grokker and is currently completing her first novella and developing her own design range.Facebook.com/cookinglikemummyjiInstagram.com/cookinglikemummyjiGrokker.com/vicky-bhogalwww.vickybhogal.com

REVIEWS
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"An enchanting book, suffused with charm, wit and the kind of fresh, light recipes that can dazzle a dinner party or make a perfect supper for one. I defy anyone to read her recipes for Coconut Fish Dream or Pomegranate Rubies with Lime and not dash for the spice rack’"

- Red Magazine

“I’ve come across versions of [keema] all over the place but the recipe that prompted me, finally, to try it…comes from Vicky Bhogal’s wonderful, Cooking Like Mummyji, I am so mad about this book”

- Nigella Lawson, Feast

“Cooking Like Mummyji is much more than a cookbook, it is about learning and keeping those precious family recipes, as well as passing on these traditions, to the future generations”

- Atul Kochhar

“I love this book so much. A masterpiece on the subject of the kind of food my granny used to make, all of it easy to prepare and accessibly written up”

- India Knight, The Thrift Book

“Quirky and clever, and the recipes look pretty good too!”

- Meera Syal

"Written with openness and delight in its subject...intelligent and fascinating"

- The Guardian

"...we're taken on a whirlwind tour of real Indian cuisine. Recipes that got our taste buds in a twist include South Indian Vegetables and Lentils, summery-looking Paneer Skewers and Chicken Biryani"

- Heat Magazine

"Here is your chance to learn how to do it properly"

- Glasgow Herald

"A sense that the author has been on a similar voyage of discovery to the reader... is what makes Vicky's books so exciting to cook from"

- The Telegraph

"A tribute to the Sikh community living in Britain, Vicky Bhogal's book brings favourite family dishes to the table in much the same way as they would be in rural Punjab."

- Time Out

"Mix a pinch of Nigella with a teaspoon of Bollywood and you get the glamorous Vicky Bhogal, who will change your perception of Indian cuisine forever"

- The Mail on Sunday

"Fast, clever, witty and utterly unlike the over-stylised fare offered up by most food writers"

- The Independent

"If you like your food aromatic and spicy, this gorgeous book will tickle your taste buds. Featuring the best of British Asian home cooking, there's not a tikka masala in sight."

- She Magazine

"A young British Asian writer is set to publish a book on Indian home cooking that should have you eating out of her hand... including family photography, stunning illustrations, humorous anecdotes and witty insights, Cooking Like Mummyji proposes to dispel a few myths and stereotypes about Indian food and British Asian culture"

- Asian Times

"... a book that will be greatly valued by young Asians, especially those who ache for a taste of Punjabi home cooking"

- Tandoori Magazine

"As a child, Vicky was teased about Indian food by playground bullies. Now the in-demand author of two cookery books on modern British Asian cooking, there's no doubt who's had the last laugh."

- Olive Magazine

"... we're taken on a whirlwind tour of real Indian cuisine. Recipes that got our taste buds in a twist include South Indian Vegetables and Lentils, summery-looking Paneer Skewers and Chicken Biryani"

- Heat Magazine

"...shows us the recipes you won't find in Indian restaurants"

- Books Quarterly, Waterstones

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