The Settler's Cookbook

The Settler's Cookbook : Tales of Love, Migration and Food

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Through the personal story of Yasmin's family and the food and recipes they've shared together, "The Settler's Cookbook" will tell the history of the Indian migration to the UK, via East Africa. Her family was part of the mass exodus from India to East Africa during the height of British expansion, fleeing famine and lured by the prospect of prosperity under the imperial regime. In 1972, they were one of the many families expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin who moved to the UK, where Yasmin has made her home with an Englishman. The food she cooks now, in one of the world's most ethnically-diverse cities, combines the traditions and tastes of her family's hybrid history. Here you'll discover how Shepherd's Pie is much enhanced by sprinkling in some chilli, Victoria sponge can be wonderfully enlivened by saffron and lime juice, and the addition of ketchup to a curry can be life-changing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 148 x 210mm
  • Portobello Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 1846272009
  • 9781846272004

About Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN is a leading commentator on race, multiculturalism and human rights, writing for the Independent and Guardian and appearing regularly on TV and Radio. She is the author of No Place Like Home (1995) and the IPPR report True Colours, on public attitudes to multiculturalism.
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