In-depth cookery book reviews.

Bowlful: Fresh and vibrant dishes from Southeast Asia by Norman Musa

Bowlful: Fresh and vibrant dishes from Southeast Asia by Norman Musa

Often I choose books that focus on a single cuisine but in the case of Bowlful by Norman Musa, I was drawn in by the promise of fresh and vibrant dishes from across Southeast Asia. Born in Penang,  Malaysia, experienced chef and author Musa has spent much of his life exploring the cultures and cuisines ... Read more »

Biting Biting: Snacking Gujarati-Style by Urvashi Roe

Biting Biting (Cover)

Biting Biting: Snacking Gujarati-Style is the cookbook Urvashi Roe was born to write. She’s written about food for several years at Botanical Kitchen, was a contestant on the Great British Bake Off 2011, hosted Gujarati cooking classes at Demuth’s Cookery School, and ran a successful cafe in Enfield Library for a few years before returning ... Read more »

The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook by Masahiro Kasahara

The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook by Masahiro Kasahara

It’s no secret that we love Japanese food, and own an ever-growing collection of Japanese cookbooks. The latest addition to our bookshelf is “The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook: Amazing Soba, Ramen, Udon, Hotpots and Japanese Pasta Recipes!” by Masahiro Kasahara, published in English by Tuttle. Masahiro Kasahara is the chef-owner of exclusive Tokyo restaurant Sanpi-Ryoron, ... Read more »