By Kumar Mahadevan, Suba Mahadevan

"Vannakkam" is a Tamil announcing which means "welcome," and that's simply what this pretty cookbook does-it welcomes you to a finer point of Indian food. Kumar Mahadevan, the gifted chef at the back of Australia's iconic eating places Abhi's and Aki's, weaves over a hundred recipes with the original story of his family's trip from India to Australia. A highly spiced mixture of latest foodstuff and real cooking, From India covers seafood dishes similar to rava methi machi, vegetarian facets akin to gutti venkai koora, and an entire lineup of conventional curries, prepared in line with the tastes: salty, sour, bitter, highly spiced, and candy. This flavorful journey, with roots in Ayurvedic rules, will take you from the neighborhood fare of India to the streets of Australia with out ever leaving your personal kitchen.

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Sansho powder SwordfiSh ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 3 Tbsp. sake 3 Tbsp. ) Inspired by a great dish at Miyake, this swordfish steak comes with a superintense sauce. Canola oil, for greasing Kosher salt and pepper Sesame seeds, for garnish au g u s t 2014 34 1. Make the sauce fill a bowl with ice water. in a saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the spinach until tender and bright green, 1 minute. drain, then transfer to the ice bath. drain the spinach and squeeze dry. 2. in a blender, puree the spinach, pickled ginger, miso, mirin and sansho powder with 2 tablespoons of water until smooth and spreadable.

Grill the corn, scallions and chicken over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the corn and scallions are lightly charred and the chicken is cooked through, 5 minutes for the scallions and 15 minutes for the corn and chicken. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice across the grain. 5. Chop the scallions into 1-inch pieces. Remove the husks and cut the corn kernels off of the cobs. Transfer the scallions and corn to a large bowl; add the tomatoes, basil and half of the dressing and toss.

Com. au g u s t 2014 30 6 Bacon-Wrapped hot dog BluE roostEr food co. Damian Sansonetti is an alum of New York City’s Bar Boulud and the owner of the two-year-old Italian place Piccolo. It has all the gutsiness you want in a place serving the foods of Abruzzi and Calabria. Te grilled sardines are memorable. Along with his wife, Ilma Lopez, and Dan McCarthy, Sansonetti just opened Blue Rooster Food Co. (above), an even more casual spot that has awesome sandwiches like ham with celery remoulade and Cajun mayo.

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