From exploring the spicy flavours of Moroccan food to indulging in Italian culinary treats that go beyond the usual pizzas and pastas; Comfort Food: 80 easy-to-make recipes offers an eclectic mix of traditional and modern cuisine guaranteeing to soothe the evolving Indian palate today. Indians have become more experimental in their choice of appetisers, main-course meals and desserts. This cookbook promises to encourage all food enthusiasts and aspiring chefs to try out the easy-to-make recipes at home for friends and loved ones. With this book in your hand, you are all set to conquer the kitchen like never before. Whip up these finger-licking dishes and surprise your guests at home. With a generous smattering of mouth-watering food shots inside, Comfort Food: 80 easy-to-make recipes assures a gastronomical journey for all.
About Michael Swamy
Chef Michael Swamy is a pioneer in the area of food media and is a chef, food stylist, food writer and travel photographer based in Mumbai, India. A graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, London, he, with his team, has conceptualised and handled major food shows on several GEC and international niche channels. He has won numerous accolades in the culinary industry. He has authored several cookbooks and is a several time Gourmand Award winner. As Chef Patron and creator of brands like Copper Cabana, Nueva, The Peppermill Bistro and The Bowl House, he set a benchmark for global cuisines. He is associated with a few leading hospitality universities where he teaches and sets up courses on food media.
Mugdha Savkar is a food stylist and food researcher. Having trained at places like the Orchid Hotel and The Oberoi, she got a chance to learn the nuances of food preparation and presentation. A chance occasion of assisting her then professor, Chef Michael Swamy, on a food shoot, gave her the opportunity of learning to cook for the camera, landing her a full-time job with Chef Michael. Under Chef Michael’s guidance, she also learned to develop and edit recipes for culinary manuals and cookery books. She has also been involved in the theoretical aspects of many projects like cookery books, restaurant consultancy and television shows like MasterChef India 1 & 2, Ravinder’s Kitchen (on TLC) and Fox Traveller’s Twist of Taste 3 with Vikas Khanna. Her extensive travels throughout India opened up many facets of the rich culinary legacy, prompting her towards researching food deeply and studying its close connection with culture.