A true gastro-bibliophile will not leave any book related to food unread. Learning to cook is one thing but mastering the culinary art and then broadening and expanding our thoughts and ideas related to food is another thing. We give you a list of some of the best books for lovers of food and drinks.
1) Distilled by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley
This book will open your eyes to the best spirits in the world. Gin, mezcal, whiskey, shochu, cognac, rum, vodka, and a lot more. This book is your guide to the history, making, and ingredients of your favorite drinks as also tips on how to enjoy their aroma and taste them. There are also interviews with the best people in the business of drinks. What takes the cake though is their collections of cocktail recipes!
2) Good things to eat, Lukas Hollweg
For those who wish to keep things simple, this book is a mecca. There are 320 different recipes which specialize on home cooks and their characteristic style and choice of ingredients. Bowl of Roast Quails with Spiced Yoghurt, Autumn Mess with Blackberries, Pot-Roast Chicken and Chicory, Beef Stew with Cinnamon and Prunes, and Raspberry and Mint Sorbet are just some of the amazing recipes in the book. Buy and read on for more!
3) India on my platter, Saransh Goila
Saransh Goila is famously known as the Sadak Chef and through this book he takes us through the cuisine of rural India and his travel experiences covering 100 cities over a span of 100 days. Inside the book are travel stories, recipes, food tales, snapshots of villages and villagers and much more if you are foodie and traveller rolled into one!
4) Diva Green, Ritu Dalmia
Ritu Dalmia is an acclaimed chef and a professional Italian masterchef too! This book sums up all her knowledge between the many pages, right from how to store mushrooms to making vegetables stocks, dips, etc. So there individual sections for vegetables, dairy, fruits, and greens.