A Spicy Paneer Cheese Toastie with Mango Chutney, some Chickpea Dokla (bite-sized snacks tempered with toasted coconut and mustard seeds), or perhaps some Carrot and Pistachi Halwa, a sweet and sticky afternoon pick-me-up, washed down with NimboboPani (a sweet and salty refreshing lime soda); the recipes in Bombay Lunchbox have exotic names with flavours to match.
Renowned for her imaginative yet accessible recipes, Carolyn Caldicott combines anecdotes and recipes from Anglo-Indian cookery with the culture of the 'Tiffin' lunchbox, cooked at home and delivered to the workplace in characteristic stainless steel tiered tins. Carolyn's collection of sweet and savoury vegetarian recipes for lunch, afternoon tea or any snack eaten between breakfast and dinner, will appeal to anyone who loves India and Indian food.
Bombay Lunchbox is illustrated with modern photographs by Chris Caldicott and vintage imagery, bringing together the spirit of the Raj with the brightly coloured buzz of modern India's culture, religion and society.
For many years, Carolyn Caldicott and her husband Chris owned the World Food Café in London's Covent Garden, where they cooked and served delicious vegetarian food from recipes collected on their travels. They are the authors of three vegetarian cookery books published by Frances Lincoln. They now live in Winchester.
Chris Caldicott is a journalist and photographer. With his wife Carolyn, he owned and ran the World Food Café in London's Covent Garden. He and Carolyn are co-authors of three Frances Lincoln vegetarian cookery books and his photographs also appear in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Since 1991 he has been an official photographer for the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in Winchester.