The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

Indian Spice, Oakland Soul
by Preeti Mistry, Sarah Henry

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This “delicious and exciting” (Anthony Bourdain) take on Indian food features personal stories and 100 recipes from Top Chef alum and owner of Oakland's Juhu Beach Club, Chef Preeti Mistry.

Influenced by her background as a second-generation Indian -- born in London, raised across the US, now based in the...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 288

Publication Date 10/31/2017

ISBN 9780762462452

Dimensions 8.38 inches x 10.25 inches

"What Preeti Mistry does on the page is as delicious and exciting as what she does in her restaurant."

— - Anthony Bourdain

"We're huge fans of Chef Preeti. Her personality is as big as the bold flavors and dishes she serves up at Juhu Beach Club. We love that she's changing up what Indian food is all about with her modern, delicious take on Indian street food. She's creative and inspiring and a unique voice on the American food scene."

— Kerry Diamond, Editor in Chief, Cherry Bombe Magazine

"At Juhu Beach Club, Preeti Mistry has built a deeply affectionate tribute to the culture of Indian food she grew up with, distilled in this book. Vivid and delicious, Preeti's cooking opens a world that seems distant to most of us, even as it expresses something essential about Oakland, a city where people have long come in search of ground fertile enough to hold deep roots."

— John Birdsall, James Beard Award-Winning Food Writer

With recipes written as deliciously as they taste, The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook has already sent the foodie world into a frenzy well beyond the Bay Area."

— -The Washington Blade

Mistry debuts with this stellar collection of Indian-inspired recipes. Her creativity and enthusiasm for Indian cooking is apparent in each recipe. Her energy and passion infuse the entire cookbook, which is as exciting and inspiring to read as it is to cook from.

— -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

You may have heard of chef Preeti Mistry from Top Chef. The book is a self-described eclectic collection of recipes, which in this case means it's a hell of a lot of fun. And while you're happily making masala fries and vindaloo chicken wings, you might just realize Mistry is schooling you on how the proper way to use spices at the same time.

— -GQ

"Mistry's debut skillfully blends knockout recipes and career-spanning reflections. Highly recommended."
— -Library Journal

"Every year, one or two cookbooks come out that feel like old friends. Right now, that book is Juhu Beach Club Cookbook. I'm not Indian, and I've never been to Oakland, but recipes like Peaches and Paneer, or Nimbu Pani lemonade accented with toasted cumin and cilantro speak to my very soul, while all the spice blends and the Rough Pastry Dough recipe are just good reference material. Between all those recipes is Mistry's memoir, which is super-engaging. Maybe that's what makes the book feel so familiar."

— -Wine Enthusiast