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Spice Odyssey

ISBN 
9781432309367
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R320.00
Published 
March 2019
About the book: 
‘Spices weaved their way into my kitchen and somehow my collection seems to flourish regardless of the homes and locations I’ve lived in.’
 
From the author and chef of Cooking for my father in My Cape Malay Kitchen,  comes a cookbook that chronicles her adulation and reverence for spices. Cariema Isaacs’s affinity for spices emanates from her Cape Malay heritage and her time spent cooking and baking in her grandmother’s kitchen in Bo-Kaap, the Cape Malay Quarter in Cape Town. Thus, at a very early age she understood the tastes derived from cumin and coriander, the pungency of fennel, cloves and star anise, and the piquancy of chilli powder, cayenne pepper and masala blends. Spice Odyssey showcases a multitude of beautifully written recipes with some familiar spices from her Cape Malay heritage and fresh aromatics from her travels to India, Turkey, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Middle East.
 
‘From east to west, north to south, the routes and journeys travelled from shore to shore by slaves and explorers, travellers and traders, the story of spices emerged and the spice odyssey began.’
 
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Essence; Cherish; Craving; Harvest; Warmth; Feast; Indulge; Preserve; Comfort; Bibliography; Recipe index.
 
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About the Author
Cariema Isaacs was born in Scotcheskloof in Bo-Kaap. She has a natural flair in the kitchen, and from an early age was familiar with ingredients that her grandmother would transform into the most scrumptious dishes. Cariema lived in Cape Town for most of her life, before moving to Johannesburg and thereafter Dubai, where she and her husband raise their two teenage sons. My Cape Malay Kitchen is her first book.

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