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The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean

Selina Periampillai



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01 July 2019
Cookery, food & drink; General cookery & recipes; National & regional cuisine; Cooking with fish & seafood; Parties, etiquette & entertaining; Travel writing
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JANE GRIGSON TRUST AWARD 2019 'The Island Kitchen has lifted my spirits and made me hungry and happy in equal measure' Nigella Lawson This ravishing cookbook will take you on a journey around the Indian Ocean islands, to taste the flavours of the colourful markets of Mauritius, the aromatic spice gardens of the Seychelles, the fishing coasts of the Maldives, the lagoons of Mayotte and the forests of Madagascar. Selina Periampillai, born in London but of Mauritian descent, celebrates the vibrant home-cooking of the islands, with dishes such as Sticky chicken with garlic & ginger, Mustard- & turmeric-marinated tuna, Seychellois aubergine & chickpea cari, and Pineapple upside-down cake with cardamom cream.

With 80 simple recipes for everything from quick mid-week suppers to large rum-fuelled gatherings, and beautiful food photography and illustrations, this book will take you straight to the warm, welcoming kitchens of these beautiful islands.
By:   Selina Periampillai
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 175mm, 
Weight:   864g
ISBN:   9781526601384
ISBN 10:   1526601389
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Selina Periampillai is a London-based self-taught chef, born to Mauritian parents. She grew up in the UK but was inspired by her heritage to share recipes from her family. She hosted the first Mauritian supperclub from her home in London and, garnering a loyal following on social media, went on to host pop ups, write recipes for websites such as, Air Mauritius and Great British Chefs, and feature in BBC Good Food, the Guardian, Huffington Post and the Telegraph. She now privately caters events, teaches cookery classes, and demos at various food festivals to share her insight and knowledge of the unique melting pot of flavours from the Indian Ocean. This is her first book. / @tastemauritius

Reviews for The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean

Selina's food transports you to island paradise. I want to make everything in this book -- Ching He Huang A melange of flavours from the east and the west, Selina's book captures the soul of Mauritian cooking. French, Indian, African and Chinese influences blend effortlessly into a unique cuisine that exudes sunshine and joy -- Asma Khan, author of <i>Asma's Indian Kitchen</i> Selina's long overdue and stunning debut cookbook is a joy to read - accessible recipes that celebrate her roots and culture with love, passion, attention to detail and a touch of sunshine on every plate -- Zoe Adjonyoh, author of <i>Zoe's Ghana Kitchen</i> This book is an absolute joy to flick through, I want to cook everything from it. The recipes exude a warm, homely feel that conjure up the spice-laden region that Selina writes about -- Shivi Ramoutar, author of <i>Caribbean Modern</i> These fragrant recipes are certain to wake jaded palates -- <i>Delicious</i> magazine This bright, accessible book is an expert introduction to the cuisines and cultures of the Indian Ocean islands * Waitrose Food * Vibrant and invigorating flavours * Guardian Review *

  • Runner-up for The Jane Grigson Trust Award for New Food and Drink Writers 2019

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