A tropical culinary journey around Mauritius and the Indian Ocean islands
Selina Periampillai was born in London, her second home is the tropical island of Mauritius where her parents come from. She started the first Mauritian supper club dining experience from her home in Croydon, with a loyal following she hosted pop-ups, teaches cookery classes, demos the island cuisine at food festivals and private catering in her company Taste Mauritius.
Selina has written for Jamie Oliver.com, Air Mauritius, BBC Good Food Magazine and BA High Life. After having her daughter and travelling around the Indian Ocean islands she wrote her debut cookbook "The Island Kitchen" published by Bloomsbury out on 2nd May.
This ravishing cookbook will take you on a journey around the Indian Ocean islands, to taste the flavours of the colourful markets of Mauritius, the aromatic spice gardens of the Seychelles, the fishing coasts of the Maldives. Selina Periampillai, born in London but of Mauritian descent, celebrates the vibrant home-cooking of the islands, with dishes such as Sticky chicken with garlic & ginger, Mustard- & turmeric-marinated tuna, Seychellois aubergine & chickpea cari, and Pineapple upside-down cake with cardamom cream.
With 80 simple recipes for everything from quick mid-week suppers to large rum-fuelled gatherings, and beautiful food photography and illustrations, this book will take you straight to the warm, welcoming kitchens of these beautiful islands.
*Left my 9-5 job working in the city and pursued a career in baking/cake decorating and wedding cakes then started cooking with my mum and realised you can't get Mauritian cuisine anywhere in London. So started my first supper club. This led to pop-ups in restaurants, teaching cookery classes, collaborations with other chefs and cooking for charities, private catering for events. After having my daughter, Persia, I started to write my own cookbook (a long time coming!) took me over a year, lucky enough to have Bloomsbury publish it. My pride and joy and hopefully will encourage people to cook the islands in their home kitchen. Simple, comforting, down to earth recipes with a touch of the tropics and sunshine.