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By Colleen Taylor Sen

ISBN-10: 1780233523

ISBN-13: 9781780233529

the second one such a lot populous kingdom on the planet after China and the 7th biggest in region, India is exclusive between international locations in its range of climates, languages, religions, tribes, customs and, in fact, cuisines. but what's it that makes Indian nutrients so recognizably Indian, and the way did it get that way?
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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