Anjum Anan has worked in restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, and New Delhi, but her real passion is delicious and healthy modern Indian home cooking. She has twice hosted the Indian Food Made Easy series on BBC2 and has her own range of Indian sauces called The Spice Tailor. Her previous books include Anjum's New Indian (Wiley), Anjum's Eat Right for Your Body Type (Da Capo Lifelong Books), and I Love Curry (Quadrille Publishing). Anan has homes in both Delhi and Calcutta, but is based in London, where she lives with her husband and two children.
"Every one of [Anand's] more than 100 dishes, each augmented by at least one color photograph, entices, including beet minicakes with radish and yogurt chutney, smoky spiced eggplants, spiced cottage pie, best-ever Bombay potatoes, and pomegranate souffles with rose and raspberry cream. For those unfamiliar with Indian cuisine, she prompts and coaxes via sidebars (e.g., on how to prepare an artichoke and how to make paneer, the unsalted, crumbly white Indian cheese) and the recipe prefaces. --Booklist