As a schoolgirl, Christina Arokiasamy could always smell her house before she could see it. In THE SPICE MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER: Recipes and Simple Spice Blends for the American Kitchen (on sale now), Christina journeys back to her childhood and reveals the magic and culinary adventure behind the golden yellow tumeric, burning red chile, earthy brown cumin, coriander and cinnamon powders of the Southeast.
With a voice that evokes the aromas and flavors of her past, Christina regales readers with stories from her childhood and empowers the home chef to cook fantastic dishes with authentic spices. THE SPICE MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER’s 140 recipes are crafted for the American kitchen; they are healthy, easy-to-make and kid friendly. (Christina has two teenage boys herself, so she knows what works and doesn’t work in the family kitchen.) She also suggests a myriad of spice blends to make and have on hand for spicing up last-minute meal ideas. And she explains how best to store spices, how long the