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From the Arabian Sea to the peaks of the Himalayas, cuisine in Karachi is as diverse as its inhabitants and draws influences from across South, Central, and West Asia. The local food is bold in flavor, and comes in many forms including curries, soups, stews, wraps, pilafs, pies, and more. Internationally acclaimed Pakistani chef and educator Kausar Ahmed has curated and created unique, mouthwatering recipes in this gorgeous one-of-a-kind cookbook. Readers will discover a whole new world of flavor through the culinary arts of a multi-cultural region that sits at the crossroads of South Asia.
Kausar Ahmed is a food stylist, chef, and cooking instructor with over 20 years of experience in culinary arts. Since her foray into culinary arts she has served as a chef, food stylist, cooking show producer and host, and culinary instructor in Pakistan and the United States. The internationally- acclaimed entrepreneur has worked with top global brands such as Nestlé, Unilever, Williams Sonoma, and more. She is best known for her work through Kitchen Craft, an organization she founded in 2009 that offers free nutrition and cooking workshops to women and youth in high-risk communities around Karachi, with the goal of promoting healthy eating and hygiene habits amongst impoverished families. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
“I was lucky enough to sample some of the recipes before the release of this book and it was absolutely delicious! Some of the best cooking I have ever had, cannot wait to own a copy of these incredible and unique recipes!" —Katie Kramarczuk, cookbook author and James Beard Award Winner"These simple yet flavorful ingredients can be put together in minutes and left to cook. " —The Splendid Table"If you are looking for a showstopper of a dessert for the holiday season, look no further than this gorgeous Vanilla Saffron Cheesecake from well-known Pakistani chef and cooking teacher, Kausar Ahmed... This cheesecake is luscious, decadent, and completely exotic." —This Mess Is Ours“All of the recipes are unique while being super accessible and while the book isn’t exclusively gluten-free or paleo, many of the recipe are super-duper simple to adapt to be so. What a wonderful gift for the curious, well-traveled (or cultural enthusiast) foodies in your life!” —Tasty Yummies"Kausar’s love of food and her ability to use food as a teaching vehicle has enabled students to learn about unusual dishes eaten in foreign countries. She is a jewel of a teacher, a gem of a person, and an excellent chef." —Mindy Myers, chef and CEO of Cooking Around The World