Shyamali Perera

Biography

Shyamali Perera was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and emigrated to the United States in 1989, during Sri Lanka’s civil war. She was an educator of young children for thirty years in Orange County, California. Her first book, Curry & Rice, published as a Mother's Day gift in 2007, was published as an e-book in 2014. Since then she has published several cookbooks and children's books available in both ebook and paperback versions. Shyamali is also an amateur photographer and likes to create beautiful books with inspiring ideas. She lives with her family in Southern California and continues to dedicate her time to writing a variety of cookbooks and children's books.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are a very important part of my journey as an author. I want them to be able to create fun memories while using my cookbooks, and also experience a different style of authentic island cooking.
What are you working on next?
I'm presently working on a series of Sri Lankan cookbooks that have a collection of more than 50 recipes. I hope to finish the publication by the end of 2020.
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Where to find Shyamali Perera online

Series

Cooking Sri Lankan Style
Cooking Sri Lankan Style is a series of cookbooks that acknowledge the importance of year-round culinary traditions while showing how an island culture continues to shape modern food choices and cooking methods. For seasoned Sri Lankan cooks, these cookbooks are a treasure of over 100 traditional recipes that everyone will love. For the new generation of Sri Lankan and international cooks who want to cook popular Sri Lankan recipes, such as Kiri Buth, Pol Roti, and the ever-popular Kottu Roti these books offer a fresh way to cook with different varieties of rice, flour, coconut, and island spices and a complete list of equipment, cooking tips, and photos.

Books

Cooking Veggies Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian & Vegan, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian & Vegan
Cooking a wide variety of Sri Lankan meals doesn't require a lot of effort, an array of equipment, and guesswork. Cooking Veggies Style is cooking education from an island tucked away in the Indian Ocean and is a part of a series of cookbooks by Shyamali Perera.
Rice & Breads Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific ingredients / rice & grains, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & Dishes / Bread
Cooking a wide variety of Sri Lankan meals doesn't require a lot of effort, an array of equipment, and guesswork. Rice & Bread Sri Lankan Style is cooking education from an island tucked away in the Indian Ocean and is a part of a series of cookbooks by Shyamali Perera.
Snacks & Starters Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » International, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Asian
Snacks & Starters Sri Lankan Style is a part of a series of cookbooks that acknowledge the importance of year-round culinary traditions while showing how an island culture continues to shape modern food choices and cooking methods.
Cooking Meat & Poultry Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Afghani, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific Ingredients / Meat
Cooking Meat & Poultry Sri Lankan Style is cooking education from an island tucked away in the Indian Ocean and is a part of a series of cookbooks by Shyamali Perera.
Pickles & Sauces Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Pre-release—available May 1, 2021. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Asian, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » International
Cooking a wide variety of Sri Lankan meals doesn't require a lot of effort, an array of equipment, and guesswork. Pickles & Sauces Sri Lankan Style is cooking education from an island tucked away in the Indian Ocean and is a part of a series of cookbooks by Shyamali Perera.
Desserts Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Pre-release—available May 1, 2021. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Desserts, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » International
Cooking a wide variety of Sri Lankan meals doesn't require a lot of effort, an array of equipment, and guesswork. Desserts Sri Lankan Style is cooking education from an island tucked away in the Indian Ocean and is a part of a series of cookbooks by Shyamali Perera.
Soups & Salads Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Pre-release—available May 1, 2021. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Soups, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Salads
Soups & Salads Sri Lankan Style is a part of a series of cookbooks that acknowledge importance of year-round culinary traditions while showing how an island culture continues to shape modern food choices and cooking methods.
Cooking Seafood Sri Lankan Style
Series: Cooking Sri Lankan Style. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific ingredients / seafood, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Asian
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Cooking a wide variety of Sri Lankan meals don't require a lot of effort, an array of equipment, and guesswork. Cooking Seafood Sri Lankan Style is, cooking education from an island tucked away in the Indian Ocean and is a part of a series of cookbooks by Shyamali Perera.
Run Away Rover
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Adoption
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Run Away Rover," is based on a true story about a dog rescued from the shelter by twin girls who formed a bond with the runaway dog.
Curry & Rice Three Generations of Sri Lankan Recipes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » International, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Asian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Curry & Rice is a collection of Sri Lankan recipes that have been time tested and passed down for three generations in the author's family. Sri Lankan recipes are simple to make with organic ingredients, spices, coconut milk, with no elaborate equipment required. This book teaches every cook the simple method of cooking delicious Sri Lankan food.

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