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Summers under the tamarind tree : recipes & memories from Pakistan / Sumayya Usmani ; food photography by Joanna Yee.

By: Usmani, Sumayya [author.].
Contributor(s): Yee, Joanna [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Frances Lincoln, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 222 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780711236783; 071123678X.Subject(s): Cooking, Pakistani | Pakistan -- Social life and customsGenre/Form: Cookbooks.DDC classification: 641.595491
Contents:
Summers under the tamarind tree -- Pakistan: the spirit, the passion, the flavour -- Childhood tales: growing up in the kitchen -- Cooking methods: Pakistani techniques explained -- A note on spice: what to buy and how to use it -- Masala blends: traditional family recipes -- Awakening the senses: breakfast -- Tantalising the taste buds: street food and snacks -- Breaking bread and sharing rice: breads and rice dishes -- Meaty markets and weekdays bazaars: beef, lamb and mutton -- Birds from the empress: chicken and other birds -- Sailing the seas: seafood and fish -- My grandmother's garden: vegetables, fruit and salad -- Homegrown guavas: chutneys and pickles -- Under a motia-filled sky: celebration feats -- The sweet taste of mango heaven: desserts -- Chai-pani: hot and cold drinks.
Summary: "Summers Under The Tamarind Tree is a contemporary Pakistani cookbook celebrating the varied, exciting and often-overlooked cuisine of a beautiful country. In it, former City lawyer turned food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani captures the rich and aromatic pleasure of Pakistani cooking through more than 100 recipes. She also celebrates the heritage and traditions of her home country and looks back on a happy childhood spent in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother. Pakistani food is full of flavour. With a rich coastline, the country enjoys spiced seafood and amazing fish dishes; while borders with Iran and Afghanistan mean strong Arabic influences in the food, alongside Indian and Far East Asian flavours. Sumayya brings these together beautifully showcasing the exotic yet achievable recipes of Pakistan."--provided by Amazon.com.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Winner 'Best First Book' - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016, this stunning contemporary Pakistani cookbook celebrates the varied, exciting and often-overlooked cuisine of a beautiful country. Former lawyer-turned-food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani captures the rich and aromatic pleasure of Pakistani cooking through more than 100 recipes as she celebrates the heritage and traditions of her home country and looks back on a happy childhood spent in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother. Learn to cook some of the rich, varied and delicious Pakistani dishes with this beautiful showcase of the exotic yet achievable recipes of Pakistan.

Includes index.

Summers under the tamarind tree -- Pakistan: the spirit, the passion, the flavour -- Childhood tales: growing up in the kitchen -- Cooking methods: Pakistani techniques explained -- A note on spice: what to buy and how to use it -- Masala blends: traditional family recipes -- Awakening the senses: breakfast -- Tantalising the taste buds: street food and snacks -- Breaking bread and sharing rice: breads and rice dishes -- Meaty markets and weekdays bazaars: beef, lamb and mutton -- Birds from the empress: chicken and other birds -- Sailing the seas: seafood and fish -- My grandmother's garden: vegetables, fruit and salad -- Homegrown guavas: chutneys and pickles -- Under a motia-filled sky: celebration feats -- The sweet taste of mango heaven: desserts -- Chai-pani: hot and cold drinks.

"Summers Under The Tamarind Tree is a contemporary Pakistani cookbook celebrating the varied, exciting and often-overlooked cuisine of a beautiful country. In it, former City lawyer turned food writer and cookery teacher Sumayya Usmani captures the rich and aromatic pleasure of Pakistani cooking through more than 100 recipes. She also celebrates the heritage and traditions of her home country and looks back on a happy childhood spent in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother. Pakistani food is full of flavour. With a rich coastline, the country enjoys spiced seafood and amazing fish dishes; while borders with Iran and Afghanistan mean strong Arabic influences in the food, alongside Indian and Far East Asian flavours. Sumayya brings these together beautifully showcasing the exotic yet achievable recipes of Pakistan."--provided by Amazon.com.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Summers under the tamarind tree (p. 9)
  • Pakistan: The spirit, the passion, the flavour (p. 11)
  • Childhood tales: Growing up in the kitchen (p. 17)
  • Cooking methods: Pakistani techniques explained (p. 21)
  • A note on spice: What to buy and how to use it (p. 25)
  • Masala blends: Traditional family recipes (p. 26)
  • Awakening the senses: Breakfast (p. 29)
  • Tantalising the taste buds: Street food and snacks (p. 37)
  • Breaking bread and sharing: Breads and rice dishes (p. 53)
  • Meaty markets and weekdays bazaars: Beef, lamb and mutton (p. 73)
  • Birds from the Empress: Chicken and other birds (p. 93)
  • Sailing the seas: Seafood and fish (p. 109)
  • My grandmother's garden: Vegetables, fruit and salad (p. 125)
  • Homegrown guavas: Chutneys and pickles (p. 145)
  • Under a motia-filled sky: Celebration feasts (p. 155)
  • The sweet taste of mango heaven: Desserts (p. 181)
  • Chai-pani: Hot and cold drinks (p. 199)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 215)
  • Index (p. 217)