"I've always loved Indian food, but in many years of cooking, I made only a couple of Indian dishes because the spices seemed complicated. The Spicy Gourmet changed that. He makes spices simple with a step-by-step approach to creating incredibly aromatic regional spice blends from scratch. The blends can then be used again and again in stove-top simple dishes that fill the house with fantastic aromas. It's great fun, and Indian, Sri Lankan and Thai dishes are now a regular part of my repertoire."