'Fire & Spice is a synopsis of a life built around food, a hand-picked selection of some of my personal favourites from two much-loved recipe books.'
With an insatiable appetite for travel, food and new experiences, renowned chef and traveller Christine Manfield draws her inspiration from across the globe.
In this rich and evocative collection, she shares her favourite recipes from a lifetime of cooking with fire and spice. From the tongue-tingling Palm Sugar Fish with Green Mango and the legendary Five-spice Duck and Shiitake Mushroom Pie to irresistible sweet creations, including the iconic Universal Gaytime, these recipes will invigorate your repertoire.
Christine Manfield is one of Australia's most celebrated chefs - a curious cook, a perfectionist inspired by the culinary melting pot of evocative flavours and textural nuance, and a writer whose successful books, Tasting India, Fire & Spice, Stir, Spice, Paramaount Desserts and Paramount Cooking have spiced up the lives of keen cooks everywhere.
Her professional culinary life has culminated in three ground-breaking, award-winning restaurants: Paramount in Sydney from 1993 to 2000, East@West in London from 2003 to 2005, and Universal in Sydney from 2007 to 2013.
An inveterate traveller, Christine continues to broaden her global food interests, working alongside respected chefs around the world and hosting gastronomic tours to exotic destinations including India, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Bhutan and France.