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FROM INDIA CYRUS Todiwala’s latest new book, called Mr Todiwala’s Bombay, is due for publication in October this year. The book invites readers to join Cyrus and his wife Pervin on a bustling jaunt around Bombay, one of the world’s most exciting cities. Growing up in this vibrant metropolis, Cyrus was always surrounded by the diverse dishes cooked by his mother, aunty, neighbours and the multitude of street stalls that


still infl uence his cooking today. Mr Todiwala’s Bombay is a gastronomic tour of the city that shaped his culinary career, and features a host of recipes and some stunning location photography. The book has been described as ‘the ultimate voyage of gourmet discovery to this incredibly diverse and ebullient Sub-Continent city.’


The book will be


available from a number of outlets. The 270-page, hardback publication has a recommended retail price of £25. Born in Bombay, Cyrus Todiwala went against his parents’ wishes to study and become a chef. He trained at


the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces chain in India, and rose to become Executive Chef for eleven restaurants within those hotels. In 1991, he moved to London with his family to run the Namasté restaurant where he developed his trademark style of blending traditional Indian techniques and fl avours with more unexpected ingredients. Today, Cyrus is proprietor and Executive Chef of Café Spice Namasté in East London, as well as Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen near Heathrow Terminal 5. He has also launched a range of successful condiments and has been awarded an OBE for his commitment and expertise in the restaurant and catering industry. n


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