Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen

Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen

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Be transported to the bountiful islands of Indonesia by this collection of fragrant, colorful and mouth-watering recipes.

Tells the story of the food, both through memories and evocative explanations, as it introduces us to the flavours and feel of the Indonesian kitchen, and explains not only how to cook the food, but how to eat it. It's impossible to read it without being both inspired and very hungry --Nigella Lawson

Start with Lara's fragrant chicken soup, do lots of exploring on the way whilst dousing everything with spoonfuls of sambal, and end with her coconut and pandan sponge cake. --Yotam Ottolenghi

Coconut & Sambal reveals the secrets behind authentic Indonesian cookery. With more than 80 traditional and vibrant recipes that have been passed down through the generations, you will discover dishes such as Nasi goreng, Beef rendang, Chilli prawn satay and Pandan cake, alongside a variety of recipes for sambals: fragrant, spicy relishes that are undoubtedly the heart and soul of every meal.

Lara Lee uses simple techniques and easily accessible ingredients throughout Coconut and Sambal, interweaving the recipes with beguiling tales of island life and gorgeous travel photography that shines a light on the magnificent, little-known cuisine of Indonesia.

What are you waiting for? Travel the beautiful islands of Indonesia and taste the different regions through these recipes.

Author: Lara Lee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published: 10/13/2020
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.26lbs
Size: 9.80h x 7.50w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781526603517

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/20/2020
Library Journal 11/01/2020 pg. 102
Shelf Awareness 10/30/2020

About the Author
Lara Lee is an Indonesian and Australian chef and food writer. She trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine and now runs an event catering business called Kiwi and Roo, serving delicious food to high-profile guests including the royal family and the Australian prime minister; and at venues such as the Natural History Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts. She also holds supper clubs that celebrate her heritage with both Australian and Indonesian cuisine all over London. Coconut & Sambal is her first cookbook. @laraleefood