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Chilli & Mint

Indian Home Cooking from a British Kitchen

By Torie True

Chilli & Mint

Torie True is a food writer, home cook and cookery teacher of Indian food. She has learnt her craft over the past 20 years from her travels to India as well as her husband’s Indian family who are based in the UK and Kolkata. She is passionate about cooking with spices and aims to instil this love and enthusiasm in those who attend her popular Indian cooking classes.


In many respects she acts as a bridge between East and West cuisine, helping the uninitiated to navigate Indian cuisine and encouraging everyone to bring a little more spice into their diet for flavour, health, and happiness. For the last 11 years, Torie has written the food and travel blog to chart her forays into cooking with herbs and spices, as well as her travels overseas.


She has written articles for a range of food magazines, newspapers and online publications and is a member of the Guild of Food Writers. You can also find her on Instagram @chilliandmint. Torie lives in London with her husband and two daughters. This is her first book.

'Beautiful, colourful and essential for any kitchen.' - Chef Suresh Pillai - Head Chef Hoppers London, Instagram @chef_pillai

Chilli and Mint will be an instant favourite for anyone who is interested in food and spice (but not necessarily spicy food!) or the intricacies of Indian home cooking. Written by Torie True, an established food writer and cookery teacher, this beautiful cookbook contains over 100 recipes to bring a little more spice into your culinary repertoire.


Chilli and Mint takes readers on an informative and intoxicating journey from breakfasts worth getting up for, comforting dals and punchy chutneys to sweet and savoury treats, staple Indian breads and spice blends. There are plenty of tips and tricks for creating successful dishes from scratch, alongside a wealth of information on Indian spices, suppliers, kitchen equipment, fresh ingredients and menu ideas.


By following Torie’s accessible step-by-step recipes, anyone can explore the everyday delights of India’s wonderfully diverse cuisine at home.

Additional Information :

Published 2021 (Meze Publishing) - 240 pages - Hardback - Full Colour

ISBN: 9781910863879 - Rights: World

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