Book review: Chef Sourabh Angarkar takes readers on a journey through the world of herbs and spices
'Roots of Herbs and Spices' by Chef Sourabh Angarkar is a must buy for home chefs and anyone who is interested in healthy eating.
Herbs and spices hold a special place in every kitchen because without them, cooking would be incomplete.
These essential ingredients not only enhance the taste of a dish but sometimes also give an interesting twist to a regular dish.
Apart from the taste and twist, these have many other benefits, which have been discussed in detail by Chef Angarkar, who has done a thorough research on herbs and spices before penning his thoughts and recipes involving them.
The book has been divided into several chapters and each chapter deals with a herb or a spice, and is supplemented by an innovative recipe from the chef's repertoire.
Every doubt you have regarding herbs and spices will be cleared after reading this short yet engaging book.
You can also get an idea about things like the various soils required to grow these herbs and spices and how they have an impact on the plants.
The language used is lucid so that everyone can understand with ease.
(Reviewed by Sayantani Sengupta)