A guest post by Elizabeth, from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.
The first thing that struck me when I opened the parcel containing Chris and Carolyn Caldicott’s new World Food Cafe: Quick and Easy Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey, published by Frances Lincoln, was the bold and inviting hard cover. I may have ooOoh’ed out loud as I reached into the box.
This is Caldicott’s third World Book Cafe cookery book, a mouth watering collection of over 100 vegetarian recipes gathered on their recent journeys to exciting travel destinations around the world.
This beautifully written book takes you to ship’s galleys in Bangladesh, to sand dunes in Namibia to a junk drifting through the tranquil seascape of Vietnam. Not only do the authors share recipes, accompanied by stunning travel and food photography, they share the stories of their journeys and how they discovered each and every exotic dish. This is the kind of cookery book you could take to bed with you and read, cover to cover, salivating through every page.
My only criticism is the index. Recipes are indexed according to their name and not their main ingredients, which meant when I wanted to choose a recipe to use up the cauliflower languishing in my refrigerator I had to read through the book to find one. I did, and it was a most delicious moghul fulkopi (cauliflower curry) from Bangladesh.
This book would be a great addition to any bookshelf. Now, I’m off to finish reading my own copy!
Many thanks to Elizabeth for her guest review!
Fuss Free Rating
World Food Café: Quick & Easy – ****
World Food Café: Quick & Easy: Recipes from a Vegetarian Journey is published by Frances Lincoln, cover price £20
Fuss Free Flavours received a complimentary copy for review. All opinions are our own, we were not required to write a positive review.