Every Christmas our family heads to Straddie to Mum and Dad's beach house where we over indulge in wine, food and loud music. Each year I end up with a large pile of cook books for Christmas and we (mum and I) spend our holiday working through the endless recipes until we settle on a favourite, which we then cook over and over until we can't bear to think of eating that food again. This year it was curries out of Phaidon's latest release - 'India'. The above photos are of the curries that we cooked on New Years Eve - curries are great for a crowd as you can cook them hours in advance so that you can enjoy the night rather than spending it slaving away in the kitchen. I have to admit - mum's prawn's stole the show!