Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet
A WORLD OF RECIPES FOR EVERY DAY

“A joyful book both to read and to cook from.”


― Madhur Jaffrey

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Inspired by her travels to some of the most secluded corners of the planet, Padma Lakshmi shares the origins and secrets of her latest recipes for simple to prepare, international cuisine. She makes it easy to delight your guests with savory and sweet dishes such as Keralan Crab Cakes, Fresh Green Beans with Lentils and Coconut, Krispy Fried Chicken, BBQ Korean Short Ribs, and Chocolate Amaretto Ice Cream. By introducing a host of enticing flavors and spices, an everyday kitchen is transformed into a global one.

Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet is both a culinary and personal scrapbook of Padma's life, highlighted by dazzling photography and evocative personal stories about her lifelong connection to food and cooking. From appetizers to entrées, soups to desserts—Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet is perfect for anyone who wants cooking to be easy, elegant, and unforgettable.

"Padma's food is a real treat to eat. She cooks in a very relaxed way-she's someone who loves food and has got an instinct for how everything goes together."

―Nigella Lawson

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"Tangy allows Padma to share with us her rich cooking and eating experience. Padma has created exciting and unexpected wonderful recipes mostly inspired by her Indian heritage but with very original and personal twists. It's smart fusion at its best."


― Eric Ripert