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Monsoons are a great time to indulge your taste buds. Right from a simple snack of tea and garma garam bhajiyas to a seven course sumptuous dinner against the rain splashed windows, every meal is bestowed with the monsoon’s charm. It is also a great time to enjoy new kinds of food… with the pleasant weather giving company, a day reading new recipes from a cook book promises to be enriching to the foodie in you. Listed below are some cook books of different cuisines that hold the perfect recipes to produce an aroma that will harmonize with the earthy, monsoon smell:-
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If you wish to French up your dishes, you may want to pick up this masterpiece by the American chef Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle from France. The book which has been published in two volumes contains recipes that can be followed by amateurs as well as those who know their cooking well. Each of the 524 recipes come with all the necessary details and beautifully explained instructions that are sure to result in delectable dishes. At the end, you know you are holding the right book when it’s written by an alumnus (Child) of the world’s most famous cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu.
Another offering by a Le Cordon Bleu graduate, this cook book is a paradise for all those who love their share of lip-smacking macarons and cupcakes. The cook book contains recipes for cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and even birthday cakes! Enter the world of delicious baked goodies with this book!
The Culinary Heritage of Goa- Odette Mascarenhas
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With mesmerising glossy pictures of homes, fishes, and cooking equipment, this cook book written by the daughter of a Taj chef is nothing short of a gastronomical journey. Collected from housewives as well as professional chefs, this book includes recipes for all.
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This cook book is a treasure trove of family recipes. Right from traditional Pahari and Indian styled dishes to exotic Vietnamese and Thai foods; this collection has been carefully made into a cook book by members of the Sood family who live across the globe.
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Awarded a Gourmand Award, this brilliant cookbook promises to find a place of pride in every vegetarian household. It contains recipes from all over the world albeit with an Indian twist. Vegetarian food has never before been so appetizing with the general notion that dishes need to include non-vegetarian ingredients to be a true enchantment. The book also contains tips and trivia by the author on herbs, secret ingredients etc. to make the cooking experience even more enjoyable.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on these delightful books and enjoy the monsoon bliss with some mouth-watering dishes on the dinner table!