Lands of the Curry Leaf

A Vegetarian Food Journey from Sri Lanka to Nepal

Lands of the Curry Leaf
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Format: Hardback, 296 Pages
ISBN: 9781743365120
Publisher: Murdoch Books
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Description

One of Peter Kuruvita’s first food memories is of his father feeding him with his fingers. Little balls of rice and dhal delivered on rough, cracked hands. He also remembers his grandmother in their kitchen in Sri Lanka, cooking with other women, all passionate about food and produce, all teaching him that there is so much more to food than just filling our bellies. In Sri Lanka, meat was rarely the star of the show, outshone by the multitude of delicious vegetable curries that were very much the main event and this concept is reflected in Lands of the Curry Leaf as Peter takes us on a vegetarian food journey from Sri Lanka to Nepal.

Lands of the Curry Leaf explores a goldmine of plant-based flavour’s in recipes for street foods; pulses and legumes; salads; dairy-based dishes; curries, stir-fries and stews; rice; soups; chutneys; and sauces. They are supported by detailed glossaries of ingredients, as well as advice on setting up a subcontinental pantry, tempering and blending spices, and adapting authentic regional cooking methods for the home kitchen. In Lands of the Curry Leaf, you can sample the street food of the subcontinent with Peter’s recipes for vegetable and chickpea flour pakora; experience the beauty of Afghan food as you tuck into an Afghan spiced potato salad with minted yoghurt; and taste the explosion of flavour on your tongue as you devour his cashew, onion and paneer curry, served with a side of pomegranate rice and warm chapatti.

Lands of the Curry Leaf  is a reflection of the changing dialogue about what we eat, as the world embraces the idea of a meal where vegetables, grains and pulses are the culinary stars.

The author

Born in London to an Austrian mother and Sri Lankan father, Peter Kuruvita spent much of his childhood in Sri Lanka before moving to Australia with his parents. Here he began his career as a chef, which has taken him from Sydney to prestigious restaurants in London, the USA, Fiji, the Hayman Islands and Bali. Home in Australia, Peter brings his signature style and focus on seafood to Noosa Beach House on the Sunshine Coast. Memories of an idyllic childhood spent in Sri Lanka inspired his first book, Serendip, published in 2009 by Murdoch Books. 

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 296 Pages
ISBN: 9781743365120
Illustrations: color photos throughout
Size: 7.67 in x 10.23 in / 194.82 mm x 259.84 mm
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