Crystelle Pereira was a finalist on Great British Bake Off 2021. Quadrilingual Crystelle is a baker who brings her wonderfully diverse heritage – born in northwest London to Kenyan born, Portuguese-Goan parents – to the flavours in her baking. The youngest of three daughters, she was also the chief-taster as she helped her mother prepare their family meals. When she travels with friends, it’s her job to make a list of the best restaurants and bakeries in the cities they visit. She began baking seriously only three years ago and loves fusing spices from the places she’s visited into her bakes – a fougasse infused with turmeric, curry powder and spring onion is a firm favourite. Crystelle is also an enthusiastic singer, having kept herself busy over lockdown with her online choir.
Tasty, enticing, and bursting with flavour, Crystelle’s recipes in her new book, Flavour Kitchen, make cooking and baking with the most vibrant and exciting flavours easy.
Divided into two halves – savoury and sweet – the book showcases the baking that took Crystelle to the final of The Great British Bake Off, as well as her flair for creative savoury dishes. Drawing inspiration from around the world, there are 75 flavour-packed recipes here for every occasion, from zingy curries, mouth-watering pastas and zesty salads to scrumptious cakes, pull-apart breads and indulgent brownies. Featuring a handy guide to Crystelle’s hero ingredients and star seasonings – all of which feature in multiple recipes – it couldn’t be easier to raise your flavour game.