Hoppers: The Cookbook from the Cult London Restaurant: Recipes, Memories and Inspiration from Sri Lankan Homes, Streets and Beyond (Hardback)
  • Hoppers: The Cookbook from the Cult London Restaurant: Recipes, Memories and Inspiration from Sri Lankan Homes, Streets and Beyond (Hardback)

Hoppers: The Cookbook from the Cult London Restaurant: Recipes, Memories and Inspiration from Sri Lankan Homes, Streets and Beyond (Hardback)

Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 27/10/2022
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A glorious celebration of Sri Lankan food adorned with stunning photography, Hoppers takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the island’s rich culinary traditions, serving up a host of exciting recipes developed at the renowned eponymous restaurant.

Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Book Awards Debut Cookery Book 2023

Chosen for Jamie Oliver's Cookbook Club January 2023

Welcome to Hoppers, where the flavours, colours, aromas and sights transport you to the tropical warmth of Sri Lanka.

Serving up the best of Sri Lankan cooking, Hoppers: The Cookbook showcases signature recipes from the cult London restaurants, while also going beyond their four walls to explore the dishes, places and people that inspired them.

The book celebrates both home cooking and the food served at roadside shacks, kitchens and stalls across Sri Lanka. From spicy devilled dishes to crab kari (curry), crunchy deep-fried mutton rolls, dosas and sambols, kalupol chicken and satisfyingly rich kothu roti, Karan Gokani explores the classics as well as new recipes developed at Hoppers restaurants.

Stunning location photography, glorious food, warmth, personality and generosity suffuse the pages of this cookbook - join the Hoppers family in a personal and vivid journey exploring and celebrating the food from this extraordinary island.

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781787138704
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 1550 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 mm


Love it, love it, want to cook everything, so I want to spend a week in the kitchen with Karan cooking!!! - Angela Hartnett

Karan is a supremely talented chef – his beautifully curated selection of recipes will enliven your senses and transport you on a journey to Sri Lanka. - José Pizarro

Karan is undoubtedly one of the most talented cooks I have ever met. Reading this book, I hear his tone, humour and overwhelming excitement for life in every word. - Andrew Wong

Karan is one of the best cooks I have ever encountered. - Fay Maschler

What a joy to have this beautiful book, so that I can jog great culinary memories, unlock the whys behind so much flavor, and savor my favorites at my own home table. - Danny Meyer

There’s a lot to learn and glorious dishes to cook. - Diana Henry’s Autumn 2022 Best Cookbooks, The Telegraph

A collection of superb recipes... This is an introduction to the exciting cuisine of the country. - Bee Wilson, The Times

A proper immersion in Sri Lankan home and street cooking, and an impressive debut book for a truly excellent writer. Accessible but thoroughly inspiring recipes and much rich colour. - Tim Hayward, Financial Times

The book is a freewheeling foray into the island nation’s food culture, with beautiful photographs shot on location in Sri Lanka, as well as favourite dishes from the restaurants themselves. - Susan Low, The Independent

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