This is the website counterpart to my recipe book, “Fusion Cuisine Goes Global”
Born in Uganda, I am a British woman, living and working with my husband, Ian, in London, where we run our own family business. Although both Ian and I are very keen cooks and enjoy entertaining our family and friends in our home, our culinary backgrounds couldn’t be more different. Being Ugandan-born myself, I naturally had a good grounding in African cuisines, particularly Ugandan. As a British-born himself, Ian’s culinary background was mainly British, although from an early age, he became interested in French and Spanish cooking. When we got together, I straightaway saw the opportunity of “fusing” and linking our different cooking experiences. This was the beginning of my “fusion” culinary adventure.
We are always trying out new dishes from different cultures, and "fusion" is a buzz word in our household. With also our great passion for "sous vide" cooking, Ian and I hope that "Fusion Cuisine Goes Global" will demonstrate how ultra-modern cooking techniques and exotic flavours can be used amicably together.
When we bought a holiday home in Florida, and we started going to the USA frequently, my interest in South American and Latin American cuisines, with their fusion slant, was elevated. I was greatly impressed by the cookery books by Norman van Aken and Rick Bayless. Both gentlemen are acknowledged experts in South American and Mexican cuisines—Norman van Aken being one of the first exponents of fusion cooking. These cookbooks, without doubt, accelerated my desire for fusion cooking, bringing together Western ingredients and exotic ingredients from different parts of the world, including Africa. Dining at one of Norman’s restaurants, witnessing at first hand the ingenious dishes designed by him, was the biggest highlight for me!
Whilst in America, I discovered that a lot of the ingredients used in Latin American cooking, particularly Mexican, were very similar to, or the same as, Ugandan ingredients. This greatly encouraged me to seek more ways of fusing these two cuisines. As a Ugandan-born myself, it felt right that the Ugandan cuisine featured prominently in my cookbook.
I greatly wanted to introduce a Mexican or Indian-chilli kick into the subtle Ugandan and British cuisines. So I started introducing Asian and Mexican ingredients in the British and Ugandan dishes I was making at home. The recipes I started creating were resulting in unique “globally fused” dishes, leading to this cookbook: Fusion Cuisine Goes Global being written.
Also, as very little was known about the Ugandan cuisine outside Uganda, I thought that many of the recipes in the cookbook should have a Ugandan bearing. As such, Ugandan ingredients and cooking methods feature greatly in the book.
Edited and published by CreateSpace at Amazon, “Fusion Cuisine Goes Global” is an easy-to-use recipe book, which takes you through recipes linking continents and cultures through food, with vivid images expertly taken by Ian. In this book there are many recipes depicting cuisines from Africa (mainly Uganda), Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, fused with European and American cuisines. The book also brings Uganda's unique ingredients and cooking methods to the world food stage
The book is now available for purchase through this website as shown below.
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|Price outside the UK, in US dollars, is $29.99, plus $16.00 post and packing. Order here:|