Australian Sarogini Kamalanthan has been teaching people how to cook Sri Lankan food and Cuisine through intimate classes held at her Perth home for more than 20 years. Her new cook book titled “Sarogini’s Sri Lanka Food” features easy-to-follow recipes accompanied with photos by one of Australia’s leading food photographers, Craig Kinder.
The book has picked up a Silver medal at the 18th Annual “Independent Publishers Awards”, which takes place in New York and recognises Excellence in Independent Publishing. Sarogini’s team took to facebook to share her delight – All our hard work is paying off! Sarogini’s Sri Lanka Food has taken a SILVER medal in the Independent Publishers Awards, or IPPY’s. Ceremony in New York on May 28! Thanks to all our points of sale, supporters, media, and most of all, Sarogini for sharing her love of a great cuisine!
Sri Lanka has been a melting pot of culinary influences from across the globe for more than a millennia. From the Arab and Moor traders right through to the Southern Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and English who have ruled the island and left their cultural legacy.The beautifully produced 188-page book is jam-packed with more than 100 easy-to-prepare recipes including delicious curries, rice dishes, vegetarian delights, sweets and more-ish finger food.The team are also heading to China this month for the Gourmand Cook Book Awards 2014, where they will pick up an award for the photography taken by Craig Kinder in Australia & Sri Lanka.
A beautifully produced 188-page book jam-packed with more than 100 easy-to-prepare recipes including delicious curries, rice dishes, vegetarian delights, sweets and more-ish finger food, from master Sri Lankan cook Sarogini Kamalanathan.
The fantastic new cookbook follows on from her highly successful cooking classes, where Sarogini presents her favourite recipes that reflect the diverse origins of modern Sri Lankan cuisine.
Spice traders, colonial occupiers (the Dutch, Portuguese and then English) – plus the teardrop-shaped island’s proximity to southern India – have all left their mark to create a truly dazzling meld of fragrant, flavour-filled dishes.
Accompanied by Craig Kinder’s superb photographs, Sarogini’s Sri Lanka Food is a food lover’s odyssey throughout Asia’s ‘undiscovered’ cuisine.
From piquant chicken pepper fry to spicy crab curry and unique Sri Lankan dishes such as hoppers, to a sensational array of vegetarian dishes (pineapple curry anyone?), Sarogini’s Sri Lanka Food is the ideal kitchen companion to wow your dinner party guests or bring a touch of easy-to-make exotica to everyday dining.