Comfort and Joy' is a fresh take on vegetarian and vegan cooking; not geared towards health or denial but indulging all the senses with a decadent global larder. It is a cookbook of great bounty, promising fortifying curries and stews, the warm embrace of aromatic fried bhajis and rich, satisfying desserts. For Ravinder Boghal food should be made and shared with abundance in mind, and this sense of pleasure is conveyed on every page. From Miso Mushroom Carbonara to Crispy Aubergine with Caramel Sauce, this is food as pursuit of pleasure. Ravinder is one of the best food writers in Britain today and these recipes are punctuated by short, evocative essays on subjects like 'Breaking Bread', a brave and honest meditation on bread and self-denial.