Cookbook Review

Cookbook 'Fire Islands' will transport you to alluring Indonesia

10 November 2019 - 00:00

British food writer Eleanor Ford, in her cookbook Fire Islands, Recipes from Indonesia, describes turmeric (kunyit) as “glorious and golden”.

Fresh, it looks a little like ginger, she says, but with thinner nubby fingers and a golden tan to the skin. Inside, the flesh is vivid orange. Ground turmeric can be easier to use, but “it lacks the pepper-ginger notes of fresh turmeric”...

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