Food Culture in India

Food Culture in India The extreme diversity of Indian food culture including the dizzying array of ingredients and dishes is made manageable in this groundbreaking reference India has no national dish or cuisine however c

  • Title: Food Culture in India
  • Author: Colleen Taylor Sen
  • ISBN: 9780313324871
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The extreme diversity of Indian food culture including the dizzying array of ingredients and dishes is made manageable in this groundbreaking reference India has no national dish or cuisine however, certain ingredients, dishes, and cooking styles are typical of much of the subcontinent s foodways There are also common ways of thinking about food The balanced coverageThe extreme diversity of Indian food culture including the dizzying array of ingredients and dishes is made manageable in this groundbreaking reference India has no national dish or cuisine however, certain ingredients, dishes, and cooking styles are typical of much of the subcontinent s foodways There are also common ways of thinking about food The balanced coverage found herein covers many states ignored by previous food writers Students will find much of cultural interest here to complement country studies and foodies will discover fresh perspectives.From prehistoric times there has been considerable mixing of cultures and cuisines within India Today, the endless variations in cuisine reflect religious, community, regional, and economic differences and histories Sen, a noted author on Indian cuisine, consummately encapsulates the foodways in historical context, including the influence of the British period the Raj Among the topics covered are the restrictions of various religions and castes and the northern wheat based vs the southern rice based cuisine, with an extensive review of each regional cuisine with typical meals She characterizes the only recent restaurant culture, with mention of Indian fare offered abroad In addition, the Indian sweet tooth so apparent in the dishes made for many festivals and celebrations is highlighted The roles of diet and health are also explained, with an emphasis on Ayruveda, which is gaining support in Western countries A plethora of recipes for different regions and occasions complements the text.

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    1. Colleen Taylor Sen is a Chicago based author and culinary historian Her articles have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Travel and Leisure, Food Arts, Chicago Sun Times, Yoga International, The Hindu, and many other publications She is the author of six books, including Food Culture in India Curry A Global History Turmeric The Wonder Spice A Guide to Indian Restaurant Menus Street Food Around the World An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture with Bruce Kraig, and, most recently, Feasts and Fasts A History of Food in India Colleen Sen has a B.A and M.A from University of Toronto and a Ph.D from Columbia University.

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