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Dhruv Baker is the winner of the BBC's MASTERCHEF 2010 and has a rich cultural background which has helped shape how he cooks and the spices he uses in his dishes - from living in Mexico to India, Spain and Tanzania, Dhruv is the perfect chef to introduce cardamom, turmeric and saffron to the modern lexicon using approachable and delicious recipes. https://www.dhruvbaker.com/ https://twitter.com/DhruvBaker1
Spices are magical ingredients. Used well, they transform food from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The word 'spice' should not only mean heat or quantity of chilli in a dish. Spice is a reference to the myriad of unbelievable ingredients that for centuries were one of the primary causes of war, of piracy, of exploration and of empire building. We now have these wonderful ingredients on our doorsteps, or even closer, in our spice cupboards, but we still treat them with a degree of confusion if not suspicion. Dhruv Baker has a unique understanding of spice and layering of flavours. In this crafted recipe collection, Dhruv decodes the delicate complexities of spice and shares his spicing genius. Recipes include: Fennel and saffron butter poached lobster Pork tenderloin fritters, achari mayonnaise Cauliflower cheese with cumin and macadamia crust Cardamom, salted pistachios and rose meringues Rum and star anise poached figs
Join Masterchef winner Dhruv Baker as he looks at the history of some of our favourite spices and teaches children how to cook with them in Spice Story. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.