Having lived in North Carolina at the same time that a lot of Indian families have also relocated to the nearby community of Cary, I've had so much opportunity to indulge in all forms of delicious Indian dishes. But, I have to admit, until I read Ms. Gomez's book, I hadn't realized how little I know about Indian food as an intensely regional cuisine. I'm working to fix that, but this is a wonderful start and a lovely way to expand on the world of Southern food as well. The Kerala Fried Chicken and the Tomato Pie are both winners.
From the Publisher:
From award-winning chef and restaurateur Asha Gomez comes this collection of recipes that fuse together the "Two Souths" that are near and dear to her heart: the beloved cuisine of Southern India, and the downhome tastes of the American South.
My Two Souths takes you on a culinary journey with Chef Asha Gomez, from her small village in the Kerala region of southern India to her celebrated restaurants in Atlanta, and on into your kitchen. Her singular recipes are rooted in her love of Deep-South cooking, as well as the Southern Indian flavors of her childhood home. Recipes include:
- Kerala Fried Chicken and Waffles
- Black Cardamom Smothered Pork Chop
- Vivid Tomato and Cheese Pie
- Masala Lamb Burgers with Mint Chutney
- Three Spice Carrot Cake
Written with James-Beard award winning cookbook writer Martha Hall Foose.
About the Authors:
Asha Gomez is the author of the award-winning cookbook My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen, and runs The Third Space, an Atlanta culinary studio where she hosts her streaming cooking classes and YouTube channel Curry and Cornbread. Asha also works as a Global Ambassador for CARE specifically in the area of food insecurity. She's also involved with the James Beard's Foundation's Chef Boot Camp for Policy Change.
Martha Hall Foose is the author of Screen Doors ; Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales of a Southern Cook, the bestselling homage to Southern cooking that won both the James Beard Award for American Cooking and the Southern Independent Booksellers Award. Her other titles include A Southern Course and A Good Meal is Hard to Find: Storied Recipes from the Deep South.
Release Date: October 2016