Mitchell Beazley has commissioned a new cookbook by "The Great British Bake Off" semi-finalist Chetna Makan.
Eleanor Maxfield, senior commissioning editor at Octopus, which owns Mitchell Beazley, acquired world rights to the title from Stuart Cooper at Metrostar Media.
Makan was born in Jabalpur, central India and is known for recipes which introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites. She reached the semi-final in "The Great British Bake Off 2014" – the show peaked at 12.3 million viewers per episode in the UK.
Maxfield said: “Chetna is truly the most original baker I have come across in a long time. Her ability to pair flavours, think creatively, but logically - and her sheer range of exquisite recipes will inspire even the most jaded bakers. This book will provide a whole new world of cakes and bakes to explore - every single recipe has a perfectly balanced element of spice, just the right zing, pop or burst of flavour to put you straight in food heaven. It will change the way you think about baking.”
The cookbook will be published in April 2016 at £20.