Not just curries, but also more delicately spiced recipes from Eastern Europe, Thailand and the Caribbean all contribute to a spicy theme.
Mulligatawny was highly fashionable in Victorian times and, indeed, this recipe was influenced by Eliza Acton, one of that era's most prolific cookery writers. Spicy, warming and vegetarian, it's a real classic.
A Thai Tom Yum soup full of flavour and with hardly any fat, this lovely recipe is just as good made with prawns.
The soups of South-East Asia are all united by their punchy flavours, spicy elements and use of fresh herbs, fish and meat. This laksa is a really authentic version, but if you're short of time, use a ready-made paste.
These lovely spiced oranges are superb with any cold meats, especially ham. Make it in advance, so that the flavours have the chance to develop.
Following a holiday in Hong Kong, Delia was delighted to discover that, on her return home, it was easy enough to recreate these gorgeous spicy lamb kebabs.
This wonderful, Mexican-inspired recipe is packed with zingy flavours and creaminess too! A brilliant choice for both family eating and entertaining.
An unusual, colourful stew that is perfect for entertaining - just add plain rice to serve. Spices, squash, sweetcorn and red pepper provide the Latin American elements, giving the dish masses of visual appeal and great flavour.
This unusual pickle looks impressive and tastes wonderful! Serve the pears with cold meats and poultry... they'd go particularly well with gammon or ham, and would make excellent food gifts.
Anyone who grows runner beans will know that sometimes they run away with you! If you're suffering a surfeit and don't know what to do with them, this lovely pickle is the answer.
A healthy, lower-fat option for a barbecue, these kebabs are given extra appeal by the wonderful coriander chutney, a real taste of the East.
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