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Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies - A Cookbook

By Devan Rajkumar


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Publish Date

May 07, 2024

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Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / Indian & South Asian
Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / International

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$38.95
"Chef Dev brilliantly combines flavors and techniques from across the globe into dishes that feel comfortingly familiar yet wildly exciting. Each recipe is a story you can't wait to re-tell so you can watch the joy spread to others and invite them to join in the feast."
- J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of The Food Lab, The Wok, and Every Night is Pizza Night

Award-winning Guyanese-Canadian chef Devan Rajkumar believes the world needs more love and is here to offer it - through food.

Born in Toronto into a Guyanese household, Devan Rajkumar grew up surrounded by diverse communities and cuisines. After training in the hospitality industry and chasing new flavors around the world, he found himself reconnecting with his culinary roots. Now an established media personality, Chef Dev's relaxed and modern approach to cooking is steeped in his Caribbean family heritage and his South Asian ancestry.

With more than 100 inventive recipes that reimagine traditional East and West Indian dishes and challenge you to expand your palate, Mad Love celebrates bringing people and cultures together with cooking that comes from the heart.

Featured recipes include:
- Fried Plantains with Cinnamon and Maple Syrup and Spiced Cauliflower Nachos, made for sharing. - A classic: Guyanese Pepperpot served with a side of homemade Plait Bread. - Saffron Kheer and Garam Masala-Spiced Pecan Pie - delicious finales to a memorable meal.
Devan Rajkumar, aka "Chef Dev," is a classically trained and award-winning chef who has plowed his way through top-tier kitchens, marquee events and much-lauded television programming, pushing boundaries of innovation and creativity at every step of the way. He is the stalwart chef expert on CityLine and a Food Network judge for the critically acclaimed program Fire Masters.

Proudly Guyanese-Canadian with strong East Asian roots, Chef Dev celebrates the food traditions of East and West Indian cuisine and demonstrates how easy it is to make bold, flavorful food with easy-to-find ingredients. Outside the food space, he mentors youth and performs community service. Chef Dev is based in Toronto, Canada.

ISBN: 9781773272320
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing
Published: May 07, 2024

"Chef Dev brilliantly combines flavors and techniques from across the globe into dishes that feel comfortingly familiar yet wildly exciting. Each recipe is a story you can't wait to re-tell so you can watch the joy spread to others and invite them to join in the feast."

- J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of The Food Lab, The Wok, and Every Night is Pizza Night

"Chef Dev takes you on a journey of bold flavor – a feast for all your senses."

- Chintan Pandya, James Beard award–winning chef, Dhamaka, NYC

"It's always a pleasure to dip into Chef Dev's recipes. He can single-handedly turn my least-loved West Indian dishes into my most adored (hello, okra!). Following Chef on his journey to uncover and reacquaint himself with his roots has been a lesson in flavor, culture, and ancestr - but mostly love. I can't wait to see what he serves up next."