Indian cuisine has a rich legacy of myriad faiths, history, food invasions, cultural landscapes and rituals. This book is richly spiced with the author's memories and personal stories bringing the flavors of India alive. The narrative is peppered with food stories of India, the place of food in sacred worship, food etiquette, and taste memory. When the author travels through diverse regions, she explores food rituals, myths and traditions.
Includes 100 easy to follow recipes, a quick reference glossary, and a guide to festivals, celebrations and customs. Who knew that the lentil urad dal was eaten in India 2000 years ago, or that there are 128 versions of the rice pancake-dosa?
An interesting nostalgia-evoking trip across India - punctuated with delicious food stories. Could have done better fact checking though - Khajuraho is in Orissa? And other such factual inaccuracies.
The author/narrator gave a very enthusiastic performance. Her love for the subject matter showed. Much appreciated .
This was just what I was looking for! A book of personal stories about Indian food. The author lived and traveled all over India. She reads her book so well too! It was a real joy.