We all know of Abhijit Banerjee as a Nobel Prizewinning economist. Now meet Abhijit Banerjee the gourmet chef. In this playful, erudite and sensationally delicious cookbook, Banerjee takes us through the recipes he has delighted his friends, colleagues and students with – from charred avocado to Andhra pork ribs, deconstructed salade niçoise to a trifle made in under 20 minutes. Along the way he riffs on Karl Marx, Bengali vegetarian cooking and why soup is so consoling. Superbly illustrated by Cheyenne Oliver, this is a book to both read and to cook outstanding meals from.