5 December 2018

The Cooking Colonel of Madras

The Cooking Colonel of Madras by David Smith

Arthur Kenney-Herbert was a cavalry officer who served in India during the British Raj. Using the pen name "Wyvern", he wrote Culinary Jottings For Madras in which he gives instructions to British memsahibs on how to manage their servants, give refined dinners, and make Anglo-Indian curries. The book was a huge success, and made Wyvern famous in colonial India.

When he retired to England at the rank of colonel, Wyvern built on his reputation as a culinary authority. He founded a cookery school, gave cooking demonstrations, and wrote books and articles for prestigious magazines.

In this lively and fascinating biography, food historian and author of The Curry House website David Smith charts Wyvern's life and times, recreates his classic recipe for Madras Chicken Curry, and considers his legacy as a Victorian celebrity chef.

19 May 2018

The Curry House Premium Area will soon be closing down.

Subscribers to Quick Meals from The Curry House can now download the e-book as one PDF file. Please click on "download the e-book" after you have logged in. The digests are still available if you prefer that format.

Please download your preferred version at your leisure. Subscribers will be given one month's notice before the Premium Area finally closes down.

20 November 2012

Very excited to tell you that the paperback edition of Quick Meals from The Curry House is now available from Amazon in the UK, USA, Germany and France.

12 November 2012

I am pleased to announce that the Digital Edition of my new book, Quick Meals from The Curry House, is available now. Go here to find out more.

5 November 2012

I am delighted to announce that my new book, Quick Meals from The Curry House, is available now as a paperback book through Lulu.com

The paperback book will also be available on Amazon at the end of November. The Digital Edition will be launched on Monday 12 November.

1 November 2012

Light the fireworks because David Smith's new book, Quick Meals from The Curry House, will be launched on 5th November 2012. The launch is for the paperback book and a digital edition will be launched soon after.

See here on Monday 5 November to find out where you can buy the book.

26 August 2012

As from today, we are not taking any new subscriptions for the digital edition of my previous book, The Curry House Cookery Book, while we update the Premium Area in preparation for the launch of my new book. My new book will be available soon. Please check here for up to date information and details of the book launch.

Existing subscribers to the Premium Area are not affected in any way. Your subscription will continue as before.