I had previously attended a couple of classes with the Cooking Academy, and was really inspired by what I learnt as well as Kumud's energy, passion and knowledge, so when I saw she had released a book, I had to order it!!! Like a lot of Indian cookery books, it contains an overview of some of the key ingredients, but A Cupboard Full of Spices looks at this from the health and nutrition perspective also and the recipes themselves have indicators as to which part of the body will benefit from the ingredient mix (Brain, Heart, Immune) etc. The recipes themselves look amazing with each dish beautifully photographed. I know from following the recipes that appear in the book from previous classes that they will be easy to follow, use easily available ingredients, and will be absolutely delicious!! My personal favourite is the Cinnamon Spring Lamb, which is amazingly fragrant and works really well as a Biryani option too. I think this book would appeal to cooks who are new to this Indian cuisine, as well as those who have been cooking with spices for longer.
I have just received a copy of your A Cupboard Full of Spices as a Birthday present today, thankfully my hinting paid off. It is such a beautiful book and I am really looking forward to reading it and hopefully cooking the lovely recipes.
This book is one to keep in your kitchen, lovely recipes, spices are very easy to understand as details are at the front of the pages. Made the vegetable pakaro they are so easy to make and so tasty.