Acclaimed chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala are on a mission to wake Britain up to the versatility of spices. For too long, our spices have sat unused and dusty in cupboard shelves, when just a mere sprinking of cumin, a dash of turmeric or a handful of star anise has the power to turn our everyday food into an explosion of tastes and smells. Tony and Cyrus have taken to the road, exploring the British Isles and adding their own spicy twist to our most classic and best-loved dishes. Try jazzing up a Sunday roast chicken with a honey and ginger, adding a cumin and coriander kick to a shepherd's pie or lacing a Victoria sponge with aromatic fennel seeds and cardamom. With delicious, everyday recipes accompanied by Cyrus and Tony's top tips and favourite spices, The Incredible Spice Men will demystify the contents of your spice rack, and open your everyday cooking up to a world of exciting new flavours.
Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL was born in Bombay and has lived in England for over twenty years. As well as running three successful restaurants, he has written a number of cookery books. A passionate campaigner for sustainability and British produce, Cyrus was awarded an MBE and an OBE, is a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, and cooked for the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee Tour in 2012. Tony Singh was born in Leith, and has held positions on the Royal Yacht Britannia and at the Balmoral Hotel, as well as running a string of award-winning restaurants in Edinburgh. A winner of the Scottish Chefs' Award for Scottish Chef of the Year, Tony also oversees several pop-up restaurants and a cookery school. He has a passion for combining British ingredients with flavours influenced by his Sikh upbringing.