|Rinku Bhattacharya’s second cookbook, Spices and Seasons|
This is third and final week of the Blog-off sponsored by Hippocrene Books to celebrate the release of Rinku Bhattacharya’s second cookbook, Spices and Seasons. The first week, I made Classic Green Mint Chutney, and last week, we made Shrimp in a Mango Basil Sauce. And, this week, we’re hosting a giveaway for a copy of Rinku’s new book, so be sure to enter for a chance to win!
Rinku’s style is a natural fit with Create Amazing Meals – she grows her own vegetables and combines flavors in wonderful and unexpected ways. Several of her dishes are easy enough to make on a weeknight. If you love Indian food, or are just looking for new ways to prepare fresh food for your family and friends, this book would be a great addition to your collection. To get a better idea of her cooking style, visit her blog, Cooking in Westchester.
|Shrimp in a Mango Basil Sauce.|
If you’re not familiar with Indian cuisine, Rinku gives a gracious introduction in the first chapter called “Learning the Essentials: An Approach to Indian Cooking” where she discusses key ingredients and flavors. Her writing style is conversational and her instructions easy to follow. I love that each recipe is accompanied by a full-color photo so you have a good idea of what the finished dish will look like.
|Classic Green Mint Chutney|
For your chance to win a copy of Spices & Seasons, leave a comment below with a link to your favorite Indian recipe, or one you’ve been wanting to try. Be sure I have a way to contact you or your entry won’t count.
Enter by midnight on Tuesday, June 3rd. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday and you’ll have until Friday to reply. If I don’t hear from the winner by then, an alternate will be selected on Saturday.