Emily Dobbs

We are delighted to welcome chef Emily Dobbs to the 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

FGLF 2018 Participant - Chef Emily Dobbs

Emily Dobbs was the first British chef to popularise Sri Lankan food in London, through her cool and quirky pop-up stall in Druid Street Market (hailed by the Evening Standard as ‘utterly fantastic’).

FGLF 2018 Participant Emily Dobbs - Cooking Hoppers at Weligama

She fell in love with Sri Lankan food as a child visiting her uncle who lived there – when the island was in the midst of civil war and her family seemed to be the only tourists.

Years later, as a flourishing chef in London, she was determined to bring the food she loved to the city where she lived. She released “Weligama: Recipes from Sri Lanka” in November 2017.

FGLF 2018 Participant Emily Dobbs's Book - Weligama: Recipes from Sri Lanka

In this, her first cookbook, Emily shares her favourite Sri Lankan-inspired recipes for every meal and season, including chapters on breakfast (such as crispy egg hopper ‘pancakes’) short eats (think traditional street food like vadai and mutton rolls) and a large selection of meat, fish, fruit and vegetable curries and their accompaniments.

You’ll also find traditional and original puddings to finish off your meal (such as banana tarte tatin and papaya cake), tips on how to make your own curry using typical Sri Lankan ingredients, and stunning photography.

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