Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors Hardcover – May 15, 2014
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
" . . . beautifully combines the time-tested traditions of the Indian kitchen with a practical, modern approach . . ." --SUVIR SARAN, author of Masala Farm and Indian Home Cooking
"Spices & Seasons awakened my sleepy palate the moment I opened it! What gorgeous, beguiling recipes and such wise words about so much, especially about children and vegetables. I am off to my kitchen, book in tow and with great anticipation of many wonderful meals." --DEBORAH MADISON, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
Rinku stresses local and seasonal... She simplifies an essential spice kit down to just seven ingredients that form the base of many of the recipes in her book: cilantro, coriander, cumin, red cayenne, garlic, ginger, and turmeric.... Throughout the book, her recipes come alive with bright vegetables and intriguing combinations: Creamy Mint Chicken Curry, Shrimp in a Mango Basil Sauce, Super Simple Fish Curry, with but ten minutes of prep time. In all, she offers 150 inspired recipes, each accompanied by superb color photographs and warm paragraph-long introductions.
Spices and Seasons - simple, sustainable Indian flavours is a beautifully presented volume with a picture accompanying every recipe. Ok, so that's not an essential for a good cookbook but it does give a bit of support to the novice and some inspiration to the confident. But the most important element of the book is that the recipes are uncomplicated and practical. There are lots of classic Indian dishes here but Rinku interprets even these with flair and personal nuance.
Rinku takes the intimidation factor out of Indian cooking. Her recipes and techniques are practical and simple. Rinku writes beautifully. You'll read about her grandmother's kitchen, how to create an essential spice kit and getting children to make healthy dining choices among other things. For the most part, the recipes make use of ingredients that are easy to find in U.S. grocery stores.
"...beautifully combines the time-tested traditions of the Indian kitchen with a practical, modern approach..." -- Suvir Saran, author of Masala Farm & Indian Home Cooking "Spices & Seasons awakened my sleepy palate the moment I opened it! What gorgeous, beguiling recipes and such wise words about so much, especially about children and vegetables. I am off to my kitchen, book in tow and with great anticipation of many wonderful meals." -- Deborah Madison, author of "Vegetable Literacy" & "The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" "Whether you're shopping in supermarkets or farmers markets or cooking from CSA boxes and farm stands, Rinku has ideas and recipes for you. Whether you are a confident, seasoned cook, or curious about the kitchen, whether you know and love India's vibrant spices and culinary traditions or whether you are more curious than confident, Rinku welcomes you with this splendid and practical book. Teacher, coach, and passionate, smiling guide, she's exactly the presence I want in my kitchen this year, for all the spices and all the seasons." -- Nancie McDermott, author of "Quick & Easy Thai & Southern Pies"
From the Back Cover
WINNER LIVING NOW 2014 GOLD AWARDS
WINNER INDIEFAB BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015
WINNER READERS FAVORITE SILVER AWARD 2015
WINNER USA BOOK AWARDS 2015
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Spices & Seasons solves the problem. It successfully melds traditional Indian spices with easily available local products, and the result is amazing flavors and easy-to-create dishes that will please a lot of palates. Most of the spices can be found in a decent local supermarket -- I live in a small-ish town in the northwest corner of WA state, near the Canadian border, and found everything I needed in the International section of my local supermarket. Many of the spices are available online, too.
These are the flavors I love in Indian food, but used in interesting new ways. I've tried several recipes from this book, and all are winners. My favorites so far: Essential Indian Chopped Salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions with minced ginger, serrano pepper and cilantro with a lime dressing -- great for summer meals); Wasabi Ginger Fish with Fresh Blackberries (fish marinated in a ginger, wasabi, maple syrup and soy sauce glaze, then baked, with blackberries and cherry tomatoes added at the end -- I made this with both salmon and cod, and it worked well with both); Red Wine and Chili Pork Curry (delectable pork tenderloin cubes and pearl onions in a slightly spicy sauce -- yummy with rice); and Masala Sunshine Cornbread for a Crowd (cornbread flavored with Indian spices, cheese, and finely chopped onion, and carrots).
The Brined Turkey with Pomegranate Apricot Glaze will be on my table this Thanksgiving -- this is the epitome of the fusion that pervades this lovely book. There are photos of each dish, they're marked for gluten-free and vegan choices -- really, it's such a great way to work with these flavors, and the recipes should be very accessible to most cooks.
I was offered the opportunity to review this book, and I gladly accepted -- as a cookbook "junkie," I'm always ready to add to my collection. I was very pleasantly surprised, and can happily recommend this if you're interested in "playing" with Indian flavors in new ways.
The recipes cover a full range of dishes, chapter one starts with appetizers, chapter two goes over salads and chutneys, chapter three is dedicated to soups. Eggs, Paneer and Tofu get their own chapter 4. There are chapters dedicated to vegetables, seafood, meat, grains, breads and deserts.
I love the organization of the book. Each recipe is on its own page and has a photo of the cooked dish. I like that I don't have to flip pages when my fingers are covered with food stuff and I love seeing the final result I am striving for in a photo.
My favorite dish so far has been Pasta with Spice-Infused Ground Lamb with Green Peas. This dish combines Indian flavors and Italian influences for a unique dish that I really liked.
I received a review copy of this cookbook. I love Indian food and I have been very pleased that this book help me prepare it at home.
Ali Julia review
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1. It is beautiful! There are gorgeous pictures of the finished recipes and various spice mixes, the print font isn't fussy, and it...Read more
I cook a fair amount of Indian food and have nine or so Indian cookbooks, but her instructions...Read more
Spices, spices, and more spices!
First, it got me out of my comfort zone quite a bit.Read more