Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood
  • Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood
  • Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood

Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood

by Raghavan Iyer
     
 

Growing up in Bombay, Raghavan Iyer was immersed in a colorful, flavorful world of homemade Southern Indian cooking and irresistible street food (forbidden by his mother and sisters, but too good to pass up). In this touching, vivid, and expert cookbook, Iyer—now a successful caterer and cookbook author—returns to the recipes and memories of his delicious

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Growing up in Bombay, Raghavan Iyer was immersed in a colorful, flavorful world of homemade Southern Indian cooking and irresistible street food (forbidden by his mother and sisters, but too good to pass up). In this touching, vivid, and expert cookbook, Iyer—now a successful caterer and cookbook author—returns to the recipes and memories of his delicious upbringing: rich curries and stews, irresistible rice dishes, spicy chutneys, crispy poori breads, grilled kebabs, savory vegetable samosas, ginger-spiked chai, and sweet fruit desserts.

With clear recipes that even a novice can master, this richly woven, deeply personal, and above all authentic cookbook brings Southern India to life. Anyone who likes to cook, loves Indian food, or is fascinated by Indian culture will relish the recipes, anecdotes, and reflections in The Turmeric Trail.

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Library Journal
Born in Bombay, Iyer has lived in the United States since the early 1980s. A cooking teacher and chef, he's also the author of Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking. Here, he presents his favorite recipes from his southern Indian childhood, along with reminiscences and anecdotes about his beloved grandmother and the rest of his large extended family. The recipes are clear and detailed, with many useful tips on ingredients and techniques, but the prose is often fulsome and clich d. With an ever-increasing number of good Indian cookbooks available, including Smita Chandra's excellent Cuisines of India, Mridular Baljekar's Secrets from an Indian Kitchen, and Maya Kaimal's Savoring the Spice Coast of India, Iyer's contribution is an optional purchase for most libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312276829
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/29/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.97(d)

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