Cafe Asia’s top 10 Asian cookbooks

July 25, 2016 10:13 am

For those of us who love to cook, there’s nothing better than a brand new cookbook. The lure of the front cover, the smell of the pages, the tantalising recipe names and mouthwatering photos… there’s plenty of appeal. If you’re looking to take your Asian cooking to the next level, here are ten fantastic cookbooks, handpicked by the Cafe Asia kitchen team, to add to your collection. We’ve organised them by country and type of cuisine for ease...

For Indian: An Invitation to Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of Indian cuisine, having published over 40 cookbooks in the last 15 years. First published in 1973, An Invitation to Indian Cooking takes readers on a culinary journey through India’s regional dishes. With a guide to herbs and spices, a glossary of definitions and...

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What Brexit means for the European food and beverage industry

July 13, 2016 1:10 pm

In the wake of the UK’s unprecedented Brexit vote, the immediate dust has settled enough to turn our attention to the larger questions at play. There is no way to say for sure how Britain leaving the EU is going to affect the European food and beverage industry, but it’s likely to cause short-term disruption and have wide-reaching and irreversible ramifications. So what do you need to know?


The pound currently holds the dubious honour of being 2016’s worst performing currency, achieving its worst exchange rate since 1985. Fears over how Brexit will affect trade with the EU and America have led to the relatively unaffected Asian markets becoming much stronger. The yen is currently very strong, though the Japanese export economy relies on having a weak currency and so shares there have fallen. However, it’s not...

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