Intrepid travellers Chris and Carolyn Caldicott own and run the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden. In this cookbook they bring together vegetarian recipes from around the world, travellers' tales that describe how the recipes were discovered, and Chris's travel photographs. Food photographer James Merrell contributes photographs of the recipes. The book features dishes adapted from recipes gathered in the Middle East and Africa; India, Nepal and Sri Lanka; Southeast Asia and China; and Latin America. Each section begins with an introduction to the food of the region - the ingredients, the customs, and the ways in which they are cooked. A selection of recipes follows, with suggestions for variations, advice on how to combine dishes in menus and, often, the story behind the recipe.
Chris and Carolyn Caldicott own the World Food Cafe in Covent Garden, where they cook and serve delicious vegetarian food from recipes collected on their travels. Chris is well known as a journalist and photographer. His articles and photographs appear in newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Observer, The Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveller and Marie Claire. He has been, since 1991, one of the Royal Geographic Society's official photographers and many of his photographs appear in Royal Geographical Society Illustrated. James Merrell is internationally known for his work on magazines such as Vogue, House and Garden, Elle and World of Interiors. He is Martha Stewart's favourite photographer and provided the photographs for Martha Stewart's Healthy and Quick Cooking.