The Locals’ Kitchen: Sri Lanka – A TRAVEL COOKBOOK BY JON LEWIN

Sri Lanka


Jon Lewin first visited Sri Lanka in 2004 and was present for the devastating Tsunami on Boxing Day. Surviving this harrowing experience with the help and compassion of the Sri Lankan people, Jon forged a life-long bond with this island nation in the Indian Ocean.

First published in 2015, The Locals Kitchen: Sri Lanka, is the first in a series of travel documentary style cookbooks by author, photographer and chef, Jon Lewin. It combines authentic local recipes, travel photography and informative first-hand accounts of Jon’s life, immersed in this truly fascinating culture. In 2017, The Locals Kitchen: Sri Lanka won in several categories at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards.

In this second, reimagined edition, Jon has included over 15 new recipes, helpful sections on equipment, conversion charts, spice ratings and a legend to navigate dietary requirements, in addition to a wealth of new photography from his travels. New recipe content includes:

Biranga’s crab curry
Northern chicken curry
Sujith’s curried potatoes
Jayantha’s prawn curry
Gayani’s mint sambol
Ranji’s mackerel salad
Charred pineapple salad

The Locals Kitchen: Sri Lanka is available for purchase from Amazon.co.uk and thelocalskitchen.com, RRP £20 from 25th September, 2018.

About the author:

An avid traveller, photographer surfer and cook, Jon’s culinary journey began at a young age when he used to help his mum in the kitchen. As a teenager, he began his training at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, cementing his passion for cooking which has led to stints cooking in kitchens all over the world as he travels the globe photographing his experiences. These days, when Jon’s not behind the lens or in the kitchen, he enjoys surfing, cooking, foraging and exploring the globe in search of new projects and adventures. He splits his time between Newquay, Bristol and his little caravan on the Gower in South Wales. @localscookbook

To request a review copy, recipes or an interview with the author, please contact Jess MacDermot on 020 8600 3600 or jess@saucecommunications.com