Rambutan: Recipes from Sri Lanka
Alison Roman has said that this cookbook is "a true gift to anyone who reads it," and Nigella Lawson says it's "like having an encouraging, enthusiastic friend with you in the kitchen as you cook." Rambutan takes the best parts of Sri Lanka's culinary traditions and adapts them to be accessible and fun for the home cook. With dinners of sticky chicken biryani and crunchy fried potatoes with turmeric, drinks of lemongrass lime soda and boozy tea cocktails, Rambutan is designed to deliver as much edible Sri Lankan joy as possible. Combining luscious recipe photography and stunning candids from the island, this exuberant guide is perfect for home cooks looking to explore Sri Lankan traditions and South Asian cuisine.
Written by Cynthia Shanmugalingam, who has worked to piece together her sense of Sri Lanka, her ancestral homeland that she experienced through the wondrous flavours of her immigrant parents' kitchen in London.