Ismail Merchant's Indian Cuisine Cookbook
Ismail Merchant's Indian Cuisine cookbook is a great resource for Indian recipes, brought to you by the famous film producer. Many celebrities have attested to Merchant's talents as a master chef. This cookbook will make you too a believer!
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 247 pages
Publisher: A Joan Kahn Book
Author: Ismail Merchant
Description: "A successful evening," writes Mr. Merchant in his preface, "is one in which your guests experience something unique. Naturally you want a spectacular success, with guests heaping you with compliments before they wander off happily into the night. I maintain that this is possible without days, or even a day, of preparation.
Ismail Merchant is the renowned film producer, one-third of the team of Merchant-Ivory (and Jhabvala) Productions, which has produced such classic films as Shakespeare Wallah, Heat and Dust, The Bostonians, and the critically acclaimed A Room with a View. But Ismail Merchant is also a talented and imaginative master chef, as stars like Raquel Welch, Julie Christie, Vanessa Redgrave, and Christopher Reeve can attest. For them, and now for the readers and users of his book, Ismail draws on his childhood memories of exquisite Indian food to create quick, delicious meals.
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks (Mustard and Chive Prawn Bites, Beer and Lemon), soups (Ginger Broccoli Soup in just twenty-five minutes), fish, poultry and eggs, meat (Lamb with Onion and Tomatoes in less than forty-five minutes), vegetables, salads, rice, lentils, sweets (Cinnamon-Brandy Baked Pears, Sweet Saffron Rice), pickles and chutneys -- tasty, fast-cooking meals delivered in clear, easy-to-follow recipes, along with Ismail's insider anecdotes about films and stars.
As Ismail says, "If this book inspires you, that's splendid; I want to help you please others by showing you how to cook delicious dishes for them, quickly and with as much ease as possible. My greatest challenge is to encourage you through my recipes to be adventurous and not be afraid to make discoveries."
Condition: Good condition.