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Eating India: Exploring the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices Paperback – 16 Feb 2009
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'A rich and evocative book, the perfect introduction to Indian gastronomy' Independent 'An exhaustive, salivating, hunger-inducing history of the varying regional cuisines of India ... Eating India pulses with life - enveloping the reader in the scent, taste, heat and flavour of an ancient cuisine' Sunday Telegraph 'Thoughtful, well-expressed, informative ... the description of spices and flavours leaves you yearning for the foods themselves' Guardian 'An education and a pleasure' Scotsman --Scotsman
In Eating India, the award-winning writer Chitrita Banerji takes us on a thrilling journey through a national food formed by generations of arrivals, assimilations and conquests. In mouth-watering prose, she explores how each wave of newcomers brought innovative new ways to combine the subcontinent's rich native spices, poppy seeds, saffron and mustard with the vegetables, fish, grains and pulses that are the staples of the Indian kitchen. Along the way, she visits traditional weddings, tiffin rooms, city markets, roadside cafes and tribal villages, to find out how India's turbulent history has shaped its people and its cuisine. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Eating India will stand as an authority on Indian food for years to come.See all Product description
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There is plenty of interesting information, like when she describes the Bengali love of river fish over sea fish, and about the history of sweets. But overall I found her style of writing a bit laboured. She visits enough places to make a very interesting story about regional Indian cuisine, but apart from during the odd chapter, I did not get a sense of this, it was as though the book could have been written without really needing to visit the place. She clearly knows her stuff, but it was as though almost every chapter could be about the same city. I found the book was more about the history of India and its food, whereas I was hoping for a modern look at true Indian food and how it varies from region to region, told by someone with a bit more spirit.