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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Wonderful Cultural Discovery, 14 Feb. 2006
I am lucky to find this book almost brand new from a second hand book cart in Karachi for $3 dollars. Well this is the first success with this book. Then a series of successes which i owe to Madhur and this book. The cooking tehniques in this book are nothing new for me being a Pakistani, but history, narrative and description are totally awesome and of course a lot of receipie which i have never yet tried out were a great addition on our dining table.
My household is frequently visited by gests from West , and for them Indian/Pakistani food are amazing, shocking, pleasing and a discovery. With this book one can really make the meal times and guest times a great cutltural experience. I am glad that it is not one of those dumb cook books which dumps the recepie and never gives any history or cultural insignts whereas food is a significant part of any cutlture and traditon.
Many thanks Madhur for this book.