Filled with vibrant and lively recipes, Mother Tongue celebrates and explores the multitudes of second-generation British-Indian identity through food.
Born in Britain to Indian parents, Gurdeep never felt fully on the inside of either culture. But it was through his love and passion of food and cooking that he was able to embrace and understand the dichotomies of his hyphenated identity.
Mother Tongue explores what happens when your culinary education combines 'authentic' home-cooked Punjabi food, with 'inauthentic' curry-house Tikka Masalas, the European foodie cannon, and a wanderlust for travel in pursuit of flavour, each in equal measure. The result is a hybrid cuisine that exists in the middle-ground as a delicious self-expression of British-Indian identity today - characterised by ingredient combinations that inhabit the grey areas in between so-called cultural boundaries.
This vibrantly spiced, flavour-amplified, third-culture cuisine creates with it a spectrum of possibilities for home-cooks to explore and be inspired by every day.