A gastronomic guide to some of India’s most celebrated festivals, perfect for fans of Vivek Singh, patrons of The Cinnamon Collection, keen travellers and festival lovers alike….reports Richa Grover for Asian Lite News
It is said that in India a festival is celebrated every day of the year. In this gastronomic celebration of India’s festival cuisine, Executive Chef of London’s acclaimed The Cinnamon Club, Mr Vivek Singh brings his unique approach to traditional festival recipes and gives his insight into the significance of food from a country with a history of many diverse religions and cultures.
Chapters include the most popular festivals celebrated around the world, such as Holi, Onam, Ramadan and Diwali, covering all religions and geographical areas within India, with Vivek’s very own take on the recipes most commonly associated with them. As well as these brand new recipes, the history and culture surrounding each festival is explored in colourful detail.
Vivek Singh is one of Britain’s best‐known and respected Indian chefs, and one of the most recognisable figures of Indian cuisine in the UK. Having started as the Executive Chef at The Cinnamon Club, at its launch in 2001, Vivek has continued to pioneer the modern Indian food movement in London with Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and most recently Cinnamon Bazaar. His food is famous for its blend of authentic Indian spicing and flavours and modern Western styles and techniques.
‘Vivek Singh is a genius, and his cookbooks – always full of rule‐breaking leaps of imagination – are inspirational’ William Dalrymple