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Ginger and Ganesh: Adventures in Indian Cooking, Culture, and Love
     

Ginger and Ganesh: Adventures in Indian Cooking, Culture, and Love

by Nani Power
 

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“Please teach me Indian cooking! I will bring ingredients and pay you for your trouble. I would like to know about your culture as well.”

And with this posting on Craigslist, so begins Nani Power’s journey to learn traditional Indian cooking in the most ancient of ways—woman to woman. Welcomed warmly into the homes of strangers, Power

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“Please teach me Indian cooking! I will bring ingredients and pay you for your trouble. I would like to know about your culture as well.”

And with this posting on Craigslist, so begins Nani Power’s journey to learn traditional Indian cooking in the most ancient of ways—woman to woman. Welcomed warmly into the homes of strangers, Power meets women of all ages and backgrounds, and from them learns the skills that were passed on to them from their own mothers.

Through the senses of the kitchen, Power re-examines her own path as a woman. She takes the reader into a culture, a cuisine, and the female psyche, with recipes and stories from each chapter revealing the struggle of modern women. Along the way, she manages to fall in love when she least expects to.

The recipes shared in this collection are far from ordinary; they are treasured family recipes from vegetarian homes in India—from homemade cheese cubes in a rich cilantro and almond curry to coconut-stuffed okra and luscious potato-curry dumplings. Power’s recipes and stories pave the road to understanding a culture that is at the same time ancient and so very much part of our modern world.

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Praise for Ginger and Ganesh

“In the same vein as Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, this book weaves together one woman’s encounter with Indian cuisine and culture and her own life, love, and spirituality. This descriptive, introspective narrative . . . is also informative for those wishing to focus on the food.” —Library Journal

Praise for Nani Power

"A formidable young writer . . . one who can put you in mind of both Mary Gaitskill and Denis Johnson." —The New York Times Book Review

"[Power] has an astonishing talent . . . deeply affecting." —Bookforum

"Power weaves a fine yarn of the lost and lonely seeking intimacy and love.”
Publishers Weekly on Sea of Tears

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582437255
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Nani Power is the author of a memoir and three novels, including the critically acclaimed Sea of Tears and Crawling at Night. Her stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines. She lives in Virginia.

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