A beautiful culinary adventure from the Masterchef cook, exploring her heritage of Bangledeshi food.
Winner of the Best Asian Cookbook at the Gourmand International Cookbook Awards 2020! The food of Bangladesh is explored in this evocative new cookbook. Saira presents 100 traditional family dishes full of intriguing spice and flavour, all gorgeously photographed by Ian Garlick. Bangladesh is a land of contrasts, from busy cities to the lush and fertile countryside, with fish ponds, lakes and rivers at every turn. The cuisine reflects the abundance of vegetables and fish, and has a distinctive taste defined in particular by the ubiquitous mustard oil, and the five- spice blend called panch poran. In this book Saira has brought together her much-loved recipes, with everyday classics, regional specialities, street snacks, and impressive celebration food too. It is packed with background detail and anecdote, vibrant photographs of every dish, and an informative introduction describing the ingredients and cooking techniques of Bangladesh.