Ayla: A Feast of Nepali Dishes from Terai, Hills and Himalayas (Hardcover)
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Celebrate the vibrant flavours of Nepal with this unique range of recipes from MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah.
The rich and diverse flavours of Nepal have often been overshadowed by the noise of cuisines from neighbouring countries, India and China. Popular chef and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah, is here to set the record straight and put Nepali cuisine firmly on the map with his first cookbook, Ayla.
Featuring 60 flavoursome recipes, home cooks can experience Nepali and Himalayan cuisine in their own kitchens, with dishes inspired by the produce of Nepal's rivers and mountains. Alongside Santosh's own stories from the country, he shares the history of certain foods, from zingy chutneys and traditional chicken momos to mouthwatering wild mushroom soup.
Whether you are a cooking novice or an advanced chef looking to experiment with new flavours, Ayla offers plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration to fill your plate. With easy-to-follow recipes, stunning imagery and Santosh's culinary wisdom, you will begin an adventure from your own kitchen. So sharpen your kitchen skills and experience a taste of Nepal.
About the Author
Santosh Shah is an experienced chef who has worked in some of London's best restaurants including Cinnamon Kitchen and Michelin-starred Benares. From growing up in Nepal to winning the nation's hearts as a finalist in 2020's MasterChef: The Professionals, Santosh is putting Nepali cuisine on the map.