Kricket by Will Bowlby

During his relatively young career, London Chef Will Bowlby has accumulated a wealth of experience in Indian cuisine. After culinary school and training in the UK, he served as head chef at Cheval in Mumbai, before travelling around India on a food tour for six months. After this, he returned to the UK and worked under Vivek Singh at The Cinnamon Kitchen. 

In April 2015, he brought his vision to his own 20 seat pop-up restaurant that just happened to be housed in a shipping container. Two years later, he opened Kricket Soho which has grown now to three locations. Bowlby serves up seasonal, modern Indian plates and drinks that combine British ingredients with the flavours, aromas and spices of India. 

Kricket: An Indian-inspired Cookbook is the debut cookbook from the talented chef that shares recipes that prove that Indian cuisine needn't be daunting. He promises if we learn the basics, the possibilities are endless.

The majority of the recipes are ideal for weekend meals and entertaining. Ingredients shouldn't be difficult to procure, and the dishes are overall very approachable. These are Indian-inspired recipes and not for a purist looking for strictly "authentic" Indian classics. This is the type of book I love - exciting takes on a cuisine that paints a picture more of the chef's personality than reinventing classics. We have Madhur for the classics, we can look to Bowlby for inspired dishes that pay homage to Indian flavours.  

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Many thanks to Hardie Grant for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview above as well as offering three copies of this exciting book in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • HelenAus  on  2/8/2019 at 10:06 PM

    Keralan Fried Chicken - what a treat

  • lpatterson412  on  2/8/2019 at 10:10 PM

    Butter garlic crab!

  • Lisabethxmarie  on  2/9/2019 at 1:06 AM

    Going to try the suqar sweets from the middle east baked figs honey thyme and cream mmm

  • merkusje  on  2/9/2019 at 4:16 AM

    Smoked haddock kichri

  • Chuey603  on  2/9/2019 at 6:53 AM

    The bone marrow and cep kulcha sounds delicious!

  • vickster  on  2/9/2019 at 7:59 AM

    Goan fish curry

  • lean1  on  2/9/2019 at 8:40 AM

    Goan fish curry is my first of many choices.

  • sarahawker  on  2/9/2019 at 8:59 AM

    Keralan fried chicken

  • happybread  on  2/9/2019 at 11:07 AM

    Bone marrow & cep kulcha - sounds so interesting!

  • mpdeb98  on  2/9/2019 at 2:08 PM

    Keralan fried chicken

  • Dannausc  on  2/9/2019 at 2:59 PM

    Butter garlic crab

  • LaurenE  on  2/9/2019 at 6:50 PM

    Keralan Fried Chicken

  • virjeania  on  2/9/2019 at 8:15 PM

    Chilli, garlic & cheese kulcha

  • kaivulagi  on  2/9/2019 at 9:06 PM

    Hard to decide as they also sound so good, but I'd try the nut and curry leaf masala. I just love the flavour of curry leaves.

  • t.t  on  2/9/2019 at 10:22 PM

    Chole batura

  • Lizwizz  on  2/10/2019 at 9:19 AM

    Goan fish curry

  • mph993  on  2/10/2019 at 10:18 AM

    Black stone flower lamb chops with burnt onion raita and wild garlic chutney!

  • MiMi60  on  2/10/2019 at 5:52 PM

    Chilli, garlic & cheese kulcha

  • a1apple  on  2/10/2019 at 7:23 PM

    Delica pumpkin with makhani sauce & hazelnut crumble

  • thecharlah  on  2/10/2019 at 8:26 PM

    Cured trout in kasundi mustard

  • kmn4  on  2/11/2019 at 10:02 AM

    Old Delhi chicken

  • ravensfan  on  2/11/2019 at 10:39 AM

    Butter garlic crab

  • lapsapchung  on  2/12/2019 at 5:24 AM

    Delica pumpkin with makhani sauce & hazelnut crumble

  • NaomiH  on  2/12/2019 at 2:06 PM

    Keralan fried chicken

  • Laura1  on  2/13/2019 at 6:45 PM

    Delica pumpkin with makhani sauce & hazelnut crumble

  • edyenicole  on  2/13/2019 at 6:51 PM

    butter garlic crab!!! :)

  • love2chow  on  2/15/2019 at 1:46 PM

    Delica pumpkin with makhani sauce & hazelnut crumble

  • jmay42066  on  2/15/2019 at 3:38 PM

    Mustard greens with ginger, garlic & chillies

  • milgwimper  on  2/16/2019 at 10:19 AM

    Cardamom kheer with rhubarb purée & carom seed crumble

  • GregH  on  2/16/2019 at 7:12 PM

    Delica pumpkin with makhani sauce & hazelnut crumble

  • Sladea86  on  2/16/2019 at 9:18 PM

    Definitely butter garlic crab

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