Jikoni: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from an Immigrant Kitchen
Jikoni means "kitchen" in Kiswahili, a word that perfectly captures Ravinder Bhogal's approach to food. Ravinder was born in Kenya to Indian parents and when she moved to London as a child, the cooking of her new home collided with a heritage that crossed continents. What materialized was a playful approach to the world's larder, and Ravinder's recipes do indeed have a rebellious soul.
They are lawless concoctions that draw their influences from one tradition and then another — Cauliflower Popcorn with Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce; Spicy Aubergine Salad with Peanuts, Herbs and Jaggery Fox Nuts; Skate with Lime Pickle Brown Butter; Tempura Samphire and Nori; Lamb and Aubergine Fatteh; or utterly irresistible Banana Cake accompanied by Miso Butterscotch and Ovaltine Kulfi.
• 431 pages
• Published July 9, 2020