NADIYA’S MULTICULTURAL COOKERY
In the food world, Nadiya Hussain is rapidly ascending to first- name only status, joining the likes of Delia and Nigella. The 2015 Great British Bake Off winner’s third cookery book accompanies her eight- part BBC television of the same name, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure ( Michael Joseph, £ 20).
It is a joy to read, beautifully written and full of recipes that are accessible, but often with a twist. Just like the Britain she encounters in her TV series, there’s a multicultural, melting pot feel to the book.
Flicking through it, tofu coconut katsu curry is followed by chicken and chorizo paella, with jerk haddock and jollof rice salad on the following page.
According to her Wikipedia page, Nadiya’s favourite book is novelist Marian Keyes’s baking book Saved by Cake. Her own baking game is strong, as her Bake Off success proved. Crispy chocolate and salted peanut tart, using thick cut salted crisps in the base, is the final recipe in the book, and a worthy showstopper.