**Finalist in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards** A Gujarati Indian cookbook for Aotearoa. Like many first-generation Indian families growing up in New Zealand, the language of love was not a verbal language of "I love you", not a physical language of hugs, but a language they learned from their parents and which they passed on to the next generation - an Indian language of love - food.
Many Indians left their home villages in search of a better future. They found their home in a place known as the Land of the Long White Cloud: New Zealand. With their knowledge of spices, they brought their Indian flavours, colours and traditions. The next generation and even their kiwi friends and families ask how to make a great curry - and the familiar response is "a little bit of this and a little bit of that". Jayshri and her mother Laxmi explore these dishes and hope to have found an answer they can share with all New Zealanders.