By Colleen Taylor Sen
India is on the centre of an unlimited community of land and sea exchange routes – conduits for crops, constituents, dishes and cooking ideas to and from the remainder of the area. overseas viewers have lengthy marvelled at India’s agricultural bounty, together with its historic indigenous vegetation akin to lentils, aubergines, turmeric and pepper, all of which were valuable to the Indian vitamin for hundreds of thousands of years.
Feasts and Fasts: A historical past of foodstuff in India is an exploration of Indian food within the context of the country’s spiritual, ethical, social and philosophical improvement. It addresses themes equivalent to nutritional prescriptions and proscriptions, the origins of vegetarianism, culinary borrowings and ideas, using spices and the inseparable hyperlinks among nutrition, overall healthiness and drugs. This lavishly illustrated booklet supplies a mouth-watering travel of India’s nearby cuisines, containing a number of recipes to curiosity and excite readers.
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Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India (Foods and Nations) by Colleen Taylor Sen