Raghavan Iyer is a born teacher who learned to cook the foods of his native India when he arrived in Minnesota as a college student. His latest cookbook, Indian Cooking Unfolded (Workman, $19.95), was born from memories of that experience.
Ive faced the challenges a person can face firsthand, Iyer says. I have been a teacher for over 22 years. It still comes back to what makes cooking more accessible.
Iyer responds to that challenge in the new book. Seven of the eight chapters open with recipes displayed on pages that fold out, giving plenty of room to arrange step-by-step photographs that support the text. You can use the recipes to create a get-started Indian meal.
Also helping to make that Indian meal happen more easily is Iyers decision to limit each recipe to 10 ingredients or fewer and all ingredients must be available at the average supermarket.
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