Mitchell Beazley (part of the Octopus Publishing Group) has acquired Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box by spice sensation Cyrus Todiwala.
Cyrus Todiwala is known for combining flavours, spices and ingredients in ways no other Indian chef has ever done before. He loves mixing Western dishes with Indian flavourings to create recipes that make innovative and delicious use of spices. Offering an entirely fresh approach in this book, Cyrus takes just 10 of his favourite spices and bases 100 recipes around them. Using his special spice box and a selection of fresh ingredients, he conjures up an astonishing range of dishes that will spice up any mealtime – such as Prawn Masala Omelette, Venison Burgers, Spiced Roast Chicken with Rum, Pork Belly in Chilli, or Saffron Crème Brûlée.
Cyrus Todiwala OBE, DL, was born in Bombay and rose to become Executive Chef of the Taj Group of hotels in India. Looking for a new challenge, he moved to Britain, where he has lived for more than twenty years. As well as running three successful restaurants in London, he has written a number of cookery books and in 2013 co-presented The Incredible Spice Men on BBC TV. He also makes frequent appearances on BBC Saturday Kitchen and in other media. Cyrus was awarded Food Personality of the Year 2014 by BBC Radio 4.
Cyrus Todiwala said of the acquisition ‘The idea for this book first came to me one day when I was teaching a class of beginner cooks who were a little daunted by having to use lots of spices. They nevertheless wanted to zest up their cooking – just with a limited larder. So I had to work with some reins attached when writing but I realised the recipes could be both useful and exciting. So have fun with this book and enjoy cooking from it!’
Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box by Cyrus Todiwala will be published in June 2016, at £25.00 in hardback.