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Whole Indian spices - gift set & recipe book?

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judegarland2512 Mon 13-Dec-04 15:36:08

Finally have an idea for part of DH xmas pressie. Thought could get him some whole spices which are often used in Indian cookery with a book that tells him how to use/recipes etc. I know i could just go to some local shops and put this together myself for alot less money, but i would rather buy a nice "gift set" that does the hard work for me.
ANyone seen anything like this anywhere?

judegarland2512 Mon 13-Dec-04 20:26:06

Hopeful bump?

wickedwinterwitch Mon 13-Dec-04 20:27:04

No, but you could buy a book by Madhur Jaffrey or someone and then go and get the spices. Sorry, it's not ideal is it?

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 20:31:13

You can get Indian spice gift packs from here

wickedwinterwitch Mon 13-Dec-04 20:31:55

But actually, it would make the present very sweet and thoughtful if you bought a book and then the spices. Where do you live? Is there a shop near you that does lots of spices? Most large cities have at least one shop where you can buy a good range of spices.

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 20:36:01

or here

judegarland2512 Mon 13-Dec-04 20:38:31

Thanks SD, that looks a good site. WWW, I know i should put the effort in.....i'm just not sure i can ! (Am very excited about another part of his pressie - have just ordered 2 mushroom logs!!)

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 20:45:35

here's a traditional indian spice box

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 20:48:51

or how about an indian cookery course at chutney mary's?

judegarland2512 Mon 13-Dec-04 20:51:12

Wow! You're good at this. Can't afford the cookery course. Think i'm going to go for your first site, but Hot & Spicy instead of Indian.
Thanks very much for your help.

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 20:53:56

you can get just about anything from this shop

wickedwinterwitch Mon 13-Dec-04 20:54:07

What the heck's a mushroom log?!

judegarland2512 Mon 13-Dec-04 20:56:52

This is them Basically grow your own shitaake mushrooms - the kind of bizarre "garden-inspired" pressie he'll be made up with!

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