Curry: A Global History by Colleen Taylor Sen, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Curry: A Global History

Curry: A Global History

5.0 12
by Colleen Taylor Sen
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Curry is one of the most widely used—and misused—terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their own cuisine. Curry answers the question, “What is curry?” by giving a lively historical and

Overview

Curry is one of the most widely used—and misused—terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their own cuisine. Curry answers the question, “What is curry?” by giving a lively historical and descriptive account of a dish that has many incarnations.

In this global history, food writer Colleen Taylor Sen describes in detail the Anglo-Indian origins of curry and how this widely used spice has been adapted throughout the world. Exploring the curry universe beyond India and Great Britain, her chronicles include the elegant, complex curries of Thailand; the exuberant curry/rotis of the Caribbean; kari/raisu, Japan’s favorite comfort food; Indonesian gulais and rendang; Malaysia’s delicious Nonya cuisine; and exotic Western hybrids such as American curried chicken salad, German currywurst, and Punjabi-Mexican-Hindu pizza. Along the way, Sen unravels common myths about curry and Indian food and illuminates the world of curry with excerpts from popular songs, literary works, historical and modern recipes, and illustrations depicting curry dishes and their preparations.

A vibrant, flavorful book about an increasingly popular food, Curry will find a wide audience of cooking enthusiasts and hungry fans of Indian food.

Editorial Reviews

Southeast Review of Asian Studies - Steven E. Gump

"How did curry become so popular around the world, and how have its manifestations changed over time? These issues – and more – are taken up by Colleen Taylor Sen, whose Curry: A Global History offers a fascinating look into the origins of curry and its ubiquity around the globe today."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861895226
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Series:
Edible Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,176,328
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Colleen Taylor Sen is a food writer and journalist specializing in the cuisine of India. She is the author of Indian Cuisine and Culture and a regular contributor to such publications as Travel and Leisure, Food Arts, the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Globe and Mail.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Curry: A Global History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can i be riolu, and later on evolve to lucario. Lucario is my favorite pokemon. He is op!! Ps i am a boy. Pps is this thing still going on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get it. But jus check us out,join the group. And tell others. Spread the word!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I AM BACK IN FOREST GREEN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me too. I love to stay up late.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nah..I wanna be a freakin Sewaddle! They are so cute but Deady >:3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The shiny watched all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gets up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay! Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Where are we now?" She paced impaitiently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uses psy sphere on riolu.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes you can be a houndoom! And currently, everyone is at the first res.