Bombay Lunchbox

Bombay Lunchbox


By (author) Carolyn Caldicott, By (author) Chris Caldicott

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 190mm x 22mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0711233837
  • ISBN 13: 9780711233836
  • Illustrations note: Colour photographs throughout
  • Sales rank: 210,661

Product description

A Spicy Paneer Cheese Toastie with Mango Chutney, some Chickpea Dokla (bite-sized snacks tempered with toasted coconut and mustard seeds), or perhaps some Carrot and Pistachi Halwa, a sweet and sticky afternoon pick-me-up, washed down with NimboboPani (a sweet and salty refreshing lime soda); the recipes in Bombay Lunchbox have exotic names with flavours to match. Renowned for her imaginative yet accessible recipes, Carolyn Caldicott combines anecdotes and recipes from Anglo-Indian cookery with the culture of the 'Tiffin' lunchbox, cooked at home and delivered to the workplace in characteristic stainless steel tiered tins. Carolyn's collection of sweet and savoury vegetarian recipes for lunch, afternoon tea or any snack eaten between breakfast and dinner, will appeal to anyone who loves India and Indian food. Bombay Lunchbox is illustrated with modern photographs by Chris Caldicott and vintage imagery, bringing together the spirit of the Raj with the brightly coloured buzz of modern India's culture, religion and society.

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Author information

For many years, CAROLYN and CHRIS CALDICOTT owned the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden, where they cooked and served delicious vegetarian food from recipes collected on their travels. Their other titles for Frances Lincoln are World Food Cafe Vegetarian Bible, World Food Cafe Quick and Easy, Vintage Tea Party and Rosehips on the Kitchen Table. They now live in Winchester.

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'Bombay Lunchbox is a very timely book, with Indian snack food riding a wave of popularity, and it's also interesting and absorbing, with excellent street photography and plenty of Indian lunch classics, from aloo gobi to chana masala to bhel puri.' Them Apples blog