Insatiable Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess

ISBN-10: 0446695106
ISBN-13: 9780446695107
Edition: 2007
Authors: Gael Greene
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Description: India is poised to become one of the world?s three largest economies in the next generation and to overtake China as the world?s most populous country by 2032. Well before then India's incipient nuclear deterrent will have acquired intercontinental  More...

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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 4/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

India is poised to become one of the world?s three largest economies in the next generation and to overtake China as the world?s most populous country by 2032. Well before then India's incipient nuclear deterrent will have acquired intercontinental range and air, sea and land capabilities. India's volatile relationship with its nuclear-armed neighbour, Pakistan, may prove to be the source of the world's next major conflict. And if you call anyone -- from your bank to rail enquiries -- your query may well be dealt with by a graduate in Gujarat. Any way one looks at it, India's fate matters. In IN SPITE OF THE GODS, Edward Luce, one of the most incisive and talented journalists of his generation, will assess the forces that are forging the new nation. Cutting through the miasma that still clouds thinking about India, this extraordinarily accomplished book takes the measure of a society that is struggling to come to grips with modernity. Drawing on historical research, existing literature and his own unparalleled access as the New Delhi-based, South Asia correspondent of the FT, this is a book that will enthral as well as educate and will remain the definitive book on the country for many years.

Acknowledgments
Prelude: The Craving
The Fried Egg and I
A Peanut Butter Kid in a Velveeta Wasteland
Recipe: Almost Like Mom's Macaroni and Cheese
About Sex and Me
Slow Death by Mayonnaise
Recipe: Blueberry Pie with Orange-Nut Crust
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Recipe: My Ex-Sister-in-Law's Orange Pour Cake
Innocents Abroad
Recipe: Raw tomato sauce for Pasta
Comfort Me with Chocolate Mousse
How I Became Henri Soule's Darling
When Craig Claiborne Was God and King
The Insatiable Critic
Recipe: Plum Rum Conserve
Planting the Seeds of Sensuality
Bite: A New York Restaurant Strategy
Ma Vie Avec Le Grape Nut
Recipe: Danish Meat Loaf
Men I Just Couldn't Resist
Recipe: Infidelity Soup with Turkey and Winter Vegetables
The Woman Who Gave Me France on a Plate
Can This Be Love, or Is It an Intoxication of Butter?
Recipe: Chocolate Wickedness
A Gastromaniacal Interlude
Haute Afloat
Under Covers
Train Games
Recipe: The Morning-After Orange Fruit Soup
The Scent of a Man
The Yo-yo Unwinds
It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Kaufman
Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen
Getting to Know Craig
Recipe: Mushroom Strudel
I Lost It at the Baths
Drowning my Sorrows in Chilled Burgundy
Of James Beard and Encounters with Goddesses
Splendor in the Foie Gras
Swimming in Bordeaux
How They Ate in Pompeii
Blue Skies and Candy, Too
Recipe: Scallops with Salsa Cruda and Gremolata
Life Is a Cabernet
Am I Blue?
The Prince of Porn and the Junk-Food Queen
Skin Flick
What I Learned on Spring Break
A Wine Romance This Is
Recipe: Jean Troisgros's Figs Candy Blue
It's Not Easy Being Greene
Cuisines from Three Marriages
Bonfire of the Foodies
On Mountain Time
Recipe: Juliette's Grandma's Fruit Crumble
Dining on the Lip of the Volcano
Le Cirque: Having My Cake and Eating it, Too
And to Think That I Saw It on Wooster Street
Memories of Maguy and Gilbert LeCoze
My Dinners with Andre
The Day the Music Died
Kiss Kiss Before Dinner
Eating Humble Pie
Recipe: Corn Soup with Sauteed Scallops and Bacon
Aftermath: No Mere Truffle
Index

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