From spicy curries, to dishes with subtle flavours, Ishay Govender-Ypma’s new book, “Curry” inspired us to get cooking and beat the winter chill.
Locally, many cookbooks focus on regions or cuisines specific to a section of the population. This book includes recipes from people from all walks of life, with an array of influences from korma, vindaloo, and masala, made with seafood, lamb, beef, tripe and even goat. Spanning almost 90 recipes and conversations with more than 60 cooks and food experts, Ishay threads together these aromatic flavours; from a classic KwaZulu-Natal crab curry to the Cape Malay chicken and kasi beef – recipes taken from respected local cooks as they share their stories and recipes. Here’s a teaser to whet the appetite.
Neela’s Fish Curry
Serves 4 to 6
To serve: White rice or bread
More about the author:
Ishay is a freelance food and culture journalist, ex-lawyer and explorer. She was selected by Mail & Guardian in 2014 as one of their “Top Young South Africans” for contributions to media. She also runs an award-winning blog, Food and the Fabulous. Here, she documents stories about interesting locals, food culture, travel and social justice. Ishay writes for a variety of print and digital media, including the Sunday Times Travel UK, Mail & Guardian and Fine Dining Lovers, to mention a few.
For more recipes, check out Ishay’s book,”Curry” (R395) set for release on 14 July 2017.
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