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Eating India An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices

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ISBN-10: 1596910186

ISBN-13: 9781596910188

Edition: 2007

Authors: Chitrita Banerji, Chitrita Banerji

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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…    
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 7/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

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Bengal : land of a thousand rivers
In pursuit of the Portuguese : from Bengal to Goa
Road food on the highway
A southern thali in Karnataka
The anglo-Indian table
Pilgrimage and pageantry in Amritsar
Banquets of the imperial palace - Muslim style
Benaras : feasting and fasting in Shiva's City
Art and texture on the Gujarati platter
Bombay : city by the sea
Kerala : Rich Cuisines of the Pepper Kingdom
The vanishing jews of India
The indigenous pot
Saffron desires