Eating India

An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices
Product Number: EB00636064
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781596917125
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Description

Though it's primarily Punjabi food that's become known as Indian food in the United States, India is as much an immigrant nation as America, and it has the vast range of cuisines to prove it. In Eating India, award-winning food writer and Bengali food expert Chitrita Banerji takes readers on a marvelous odyssey through a national cuisine formed by generations of arrivals, assimilations, and conquests. With each wave of newcomers-ancient Aryan tribes, Persians, Middle Eastern Jews, Mongols, Arabs, Europeans-have come new innovations in cooking, and new ways to apply India's rich native spices, poppy seeds, saffron, and mustard to the vegetables, milks, grains, legumes, and fishes that are staples of the Indian kitchen. In this book, Calcutta native and longtime U.S. resident Banerji describes, in lush and mouthwatering prose, her travels through a land blessed with marvelous culinary variety and particularity.

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Author(s): Chitrita Banerji
Genre: Cooking
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2008

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