We have all come to love Meera Sodha’s warm, characterful writing and her fresh, delicious recipes in her Guardian ‘New Vegan’ column on a Saturday. She is the award winning author of Made in India and Fresh India – vital books which always have a place on our cookery shelves. This evening she will be cooking in the bookshop and sharing tastes and stories from her new cookbook, East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing. If you love vibrant, fuss-free food made from British ingredients but with an Eastern slant, East is a must-have whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food.
There are noodles, curries, rice dishes, tofu, salads, sides and sweets, all surprisingly easy to make and bursting with exciting flavours. Taking you from India to Indonesia, Singapore to Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam, East will show you how to whip up a chard potato and coconut curry and a swede laksa; how to make Kimchi pancakes, delicious dairy free black dal, and chilli tofu. There are sweet potato momos for snacks and unexpected desserts like salted miso brownies and a no-churn Vietnamese coffee ice-cream.
‘Terrific, flaunting how rich and resourceful vegetarian cooking can be’ Sunday Times
‘An unbridled joy’ Nigel Slater