'A gorgeous and enticing marriage of styles and flavours that is uniquely Ravinder's' - Claudia Roden
'It's strange that vegetarian food has a reputation in the West for being insipid fare, when every Indian knows its flavours can be explosive. Ravinder brings the textures, colours, and tastes of this cuisine to life, adding surprising twists along the way. With this book she shows that she is nothing less than the most original cookery writer in Britain today' - Sathnam Sanghera
'Ravinder Bhogal's Comfort And Joy is a revelation-you will never look at "the vegetarian option" in the same way after diving into her inventive, bewitching and mouth watering book. There is so much I want to make and eat within its pages-from the okra fries with kale-the mango gold coin curry-the strawberry faluda cheesecake-and blissfully a whole chapter on Bread. She effortlessly plays with global culinary influences including those from India, Africa and the Middle East and conjures up what the title promises-soul-food comfort and a whole lot of joy' - Meera Syal
'This is not a book about food but a source of comfort. Bhogal writes with care and an inviting hand, bringing us not just into her kitchen, but her present, her histories, her intimacies' - Caleb Azumah Nelson
'This book is equal parts mouth watering, heart warming and identity forming. A tender and soft love letter to her family, that spans three continents. Connecting us with our ancestors, the soil, our roots. Celebrating what South Asians have known for centuries, that vegetables are an entire meal. Just like Ravinder this book is generous, open hearted, Beautiful, sexy as hell and DELICIOUS. I want to eat it all' - Anita Rani
'Never has a book been so aptly named. Ravinder Bhogal is a sorceress with vegetables. You'll find the unexpected and the startling on every page' - Diana Henry
'Vegetarian and vegan food needn't be boring. Ravinder Bhogal's gorgeous new collection of recipes sets out to change the perception of vegetable or plant-based dishes as health conscious 'restraints' and instead re-positions them as sumptuous treats in their own right' - Harper's Bazaar
'If you like modern, inventive and cross- cultural recipes, written with warmth and love, there's no one doing it quite like Bhogal' - Mark Diacono, Delicious magazine
'I could rave for days about Ravinder Bhogal's new cookbook, Comfort & Joy. This book is vegetarian, in that "not so as you'd notice" way that I love: you just want to make everything. Though no less inspired, the recipes are, in my view, easier than in her previous book - there's plenty to rustle up after work and a whole section on snacks for TV binges' - India Knight, Sunday Times Style magazine
'Her writing is surely some of the best in Britain today. this is a gamechanger in vegetarian cookbooks' - Gilly Smith, Cooking the Books podcast
A cookbook that celebrates the joy and abundance of vegetarian and vegan home cooking
About the Author
Born in Kenya, to Indian parents, Ravinder Bhogal's food is inspired by her mixed heritage and the UK's diverse immigrant culture. Ravinder is a journalist, chef and restaurateur. Her debut restaurant, Jikoni, was ranked 56th in the UK by the National Restaurant Awards within 7 months of opening and achieved a coveted place in the Michelin Guide in the same year.
She has authored two books; her lastJikoni: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from an Immigrant Kitchen, (Bloomsbury July 2020) won an IACP award for Best Restaurant Cookbook and was been shortlisted for the André Simon Award, and a Fortnum and Mason Award for Best Cookery Book. Her debut book Cook in Boots(HarperCollins, 2009) won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the UK's Best First Cookbook and was awarded the first runners-up prize of the World's Best First Cookbook at the Paris Cookbook Fair in February 2010.
In June 2020, Ravinder launched a sustainable vegetarian home delivery brand Comfort and Joy, a sister brand to Jikoni last year. Ravinder has frequently appeared on UK and Indian television, and she is a monthly food columnist for the FT Weekend Magazine and Guardian Feast, a contributing editor at Harper's Bazaar, and regularly writes for The Observer MagazineandVogue online.