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W&N Cookery/ Food & Drink HB May £25.00 224pp 978 0 297 87015 9 eBook: £25.00 / 978 0 297 87017 3

A masterclass in understanding the aromas and characteristics of individual spices using approachable, everyday recipes

DHRUV BAKER Spice Layers of Flavour

Understanding the power of spice through delicious, approachable recipes. The word ‘spice’ should not only mean heat or quantity of chilli in a dish. Spice is a reference to the myriad of unbelievable ingredients that for centuries were one of the primary causes of war, of piracy, of exploration and of empire building. Once hunted all over the globe, we now have these wonderful ingredients on our doorsteps – many of us have kitchen cupboards full of them yet we still fear them or treat them with a degree of confusion, if not suspicion. In this cookbook, Dhruv instils an understanding of the characteristics of spices, showing you how to blend spices and enhance your culinary experience. With recipes including Fennel and Saffron Butter Poached Lobster, Pork Tenderloin Fritters with Achari Mayonnaise and Cinnamon and Star Anise Hot Chocolate, spice has the ability to instantly transport otherwise bland dishes to a monsoon of smell and taste. This is the power of spice. Dhruv Baker is the winner of the BBC’s MasterChef 2010. He was born in Mexico, and has lived in India, Spain and Tanzania, giving him an incredibly rich cultural background – his experiences shape how he cooks. Dhruv is the perfect chef to introduce spices using delicious, everyday recipes.

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Non-Fiction/Cookery • May 2014