There’s more to Kerala cuisine than just the cult favourites, and Sabita Radhakrishna, food writer and author of the popular cookbook Annapurni, proves it in her new cookbook Paachakam. The forest green cover opens up into a gold mine of easy recipes that are backed by authentic insights and stunning illustrations. Radhakrishna also shines a light on the communities behind some of the most popular dishes to have come out of God’s Own Country–from Syrian Christians and Kochi Jews to Nairs and Moplas. The deep exploration of the food traditions prevalent in the communities gives a clear picture of Kerala food as a whole.