Media Kit

The media kit for Tastes & Traditions is now available!

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Tastes & Traditions Media Release

Tastes & Traditions Fact Sheet

Author Fact Sheet

Interviews and Articles

Indian Link, March 22 2014, “A tasty trip to a land of tradition”, pp 34-35

indian link sydney 22 march 2014

Indian Down Under, March – April 2014, Vol 26 No 2, “More than a cookbook” p15


  • Book presentation at Kerala Naadam function, Dec 21 2013 Wentworthville, Sydney
  • Book Launch: March 9th, 2014 at NSW Writers Centre, Rozelle, Sydney
  • Indian Food Tour of Harris Park, various dates throughout 2014
  • Rockdale Library, Meet the Author, July 10 2014, 6pm
  • Marrickville Library, Discussion on self publishing, September 11 2014, 6 -7pm

If you would like Teresa George to present the book at your event, or to share her experience on writing a book, please send your details via the Contact page.


Gunawirra-logo Norma Tracey, CEO, Gunawirra:
“ Gunawirra was delighted when invited to be the recipient of the net proceeds from the sale of Tastes & Traditions.

What we had not realised is how wide spread Indian and especially Kerala regional cooking is in Australia. The book is so attractive that one would buy it for the colour pages alone! Our mothers love the book, and are right now having great discussions about which recipes to try.

It is so important for them to see other cultures, like their own, who have held on to their native foods. Most important is the pleasure of cooking something delicious yourself instead of take away food, seven nights a week in some cases, simply because cooking has not been interesting or enjoyable for them as children growing up.

With 1 in 3 suffering diabetes, they need the most nourishing food they can find. – something exotic, something from both near and far. So this book is an absolute “hit” with them.

With the donation we receive from the sale of Tastes & Traditions, Gunawirra will use it to buy food each week and utensils and we will have Teresa present real Indian cooking classes. We can’t wait!! ”


ate_my_words Jennifer Lam, Founder, I Ate My Way Through:

“Tastes & Traditions is more than just another Indian cookbook. Documented within this hardcover memento are the sort of childhood stories and family recipes that are often shared and forgotten. Reading it, makes you feel a part of the family.

We’re mostly exposed to Northern Indian cuisine here in Sydney so this book offers a familiar yet intriguingly different collection of well-researched cultural insights and recipes from the spice coast of Kerala.

I’m most looking forward to cooking from it, particularly the easy everyday recipes like Kerala omelette with chilli, fresh curry leaves, grated coconut and coconut oil.”


C Newman, Sydney:

Tess the book is delivering – the historical content is giving me a window into your heritage and culture. I took a trip down to the Indian supermarket at Wentworthville as you suggested, fantastic! They have all the ingredients you need when trying the book’s recipes and yes I have adventured to using those ingredients.

I cooked the kadala curry for my son – a great dish for a vegan – he loved the combination of spices & so did I. We just served it with some steamed rice, fresh tomatoes & a green salad for a complete meal.

A couple of weekends ago we were on our own so we headed to the meat choices. I put together the eracci olathiyathu (not quite our wedding but close to our anniversary). Phil worked on the rice flour flat bread while I headed off to the garden to pick those ever growing curry leaves to make the kariveppila chutney. What a feast! Quite different to curries I have had before, great to explore the new style & have the flat bread instead of rice for a change. The chutney was amazing. What a great way to use my abundant leaves. The mathanga and vanpayaru erissery is on the menu tonight, will let you know the results.

So to anyone who is reading this I can highly recommend Tastes & Traditions.

The recipes work, they look like the pictures when you cook them and most importantly they taste fantastic and are easy to prepare.

These dishes are so much better than you will find in an Australian Indian Restaurant.  So have a go you won’t be disappointed.!!!