Saffron Swirls and Cardamom Dust: Sweet * Sensational * Spice

Book Author Ashia Ismail-Singer
Rights Available World excl. NZ

A mouthwatering feast for the senses, blending the flavours and ingredients of East and West.

Flavourful recipes guaranteed to impress that all have a touch of spice to complement the sweet. Whether you want to wow your dinner guests with an exotic dessert, make an elegant and decadent cake for a birthday, or fill the biscuit tins with something unique that is bursting with flavour, look no further than this book. Infuse your sweet treats with the heady spices of saffron, vanilla, cardamom, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, rose, nutmeg, orange blossom and many more. According to Ashia: ‘There is nothing wrong with a little indulgence in life. We all need a little sweetness sprinkled with a touch of spice.

About the Author
Ashia Ismail-Singer’s grandparents moved from India to Malawi in the late 1940s, when the partition happened between India and Pakistan. She was taught to cook by her mum, recreating recipes passed down from generations. Later, when her family moved from Malawi to the UK, Ashia started experimenting with the new ingredients available there.

After moving to New Zealand in her twenties, Ashia missed her mum’s cooking, so she started creating her dishes and experimenting. She also started writing a food blog, because she wanted more people to see that cooking Indian food doesn’t have to be difficult. Ashia’s previous cookbook My Indian Kitchen was recently published worldwide by Interlink, under the title Ashia’s Table. When not cooking or writing about food, Ashia works as a real-estate agent.


Bateman Books


280 x 210mm

Hardback, PLC

Non Fiction


Publication Date
October 2021

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Paul Bateman, David Bateman Ltd

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With its show-stopping cover and title, this book is a beautiful production.

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