Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

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Artisan Books, 2005 - Cooking - 381 pages
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For this companion volume to the award-winning Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid travel west from Southeast Asia to that vast landmass the colonial British called the Indian Subcontinent. It includes not just India, but extends north to Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal and as far south as Sri Lanka, the island nation so devastated by the recent tsunami. For people who love food and cooking, this vast region is a source of infinite variety and eye-opening flavors.

Home cooks discover the Tibetan-influenced food of Nepal, the Southeast Asian tastes of Sri Lanka, the central Asian grilled meats and clay-oven breads of the northwest frontier, the vegetarian cooking of the Hindus of southern India and of the Jain people of Gujarat. It was just twenty years ago that cooks began to understand the relationships between the multifaceted cuisines of the Mediterranean; now we can begin to do the same with the foods of the Subcontinent.

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Mango and Curry Leaves offers not only a visual and culinary feast, but also with its well researched information about the subcontinent and its people and the couple's evocatively written memories of ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Mango and Curry Leaves offers not only a visual and culinary feast, but also with its well researched information about the subcontinent and its people and the couple's evocatively written memories of ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Jeffrey Alford is a cook, writer, photographer, and great traveler. His first book, Flatbreads and Flavors: A Baker's Atlas, was the 1996 James Beard Cookbook of the Year and the IACO/Julia Childs Best First Book. Seductions of Rice, his second book, was Cuisine Canada's Cookbook of the year. His articles and photographs appear frequently in Food & Wine, Gourmet, and Fine Cooking magazines. He lives in Toronto with his two sons.

Naomi Duguid is a cook, writer, photographer, and great traveler. Her first book, Flatbreads and Flavors: A Baker's Atlas, was the 1996 James Beard Cookbook of the Year and the IACO/Julia Childs Best First Book. Seductions of Rice, her second book, was Cuisine Canada's Cookbook of the year. Her articles and photographs appear frequently in Food & Wine, Gourmet, and Fine Cooking magazines. She lives in Toronto with his two sons.

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