Indian Harvest by Vikas Khanna (Bloomsbury, 2015)
Michelin-starred chef, television host, and author, Khanna returns to his home in Amritsar to share the food, flavours and stories of his youth. Between the more than 120 recipes, Harvest is equal parts memoir, travelogue and reference book on Indian cooking fundamentals. There are the expected salads, mains and desserts, but Khanna drills deeper, offering a menu that includes detailed guides to those less celebrated, but essential cornerstones of sub-continental cuisine, the rice, the lentils, the breads. Wrapped around this, the luminous colours of India captured in Michael Swamy’s photography.