Yes I know there are other sources for such things, and it's a good thing I do know it. Bookmarked recipes: ghee, Ginger Tamarind Pickle, panagam, okra curry, poha Ammu told us stories every night. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Within United Kingdom About this Item: Bantam Books Transworld Publish, 2004. At the same time, however, I enj Monsoon Diary is a somewhat strange book in that it tries to be a great many things without necessarily succeeding at any of them all that well. Return to India is about love and loss; about family and identity; and about the quest for a place called home. It deals with the South Indian food culture of 70's and 80's. She writes the recipes of foods described in her book relating them to various stages of her life.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. These two women from very different backgrounds bond over not only cows, considered holy in India, but also family, food, and life. In doing so, she illumines Indian customs while commenting on American culture from the vantage point of the sympathetic outsider. The book is so centered on food though, and she includes lots of recipes throughout. The recipes shared throughout are familiar to the foodoir genre, accompanied by backstory which makes the recipe seem delicious enough to attempt, but at several times these recipes seem an afterthought to the chapter theme and only tangentially or loosely related to the narrative. Each memory associated with some sort of food. Narayan gives us mouth-watering glimpses of Indian food and how to make it as she tells her tale, imprinted so deeply with the spices, smells, textures, and tastes of Indian cooking.
In other cases, they seem hastily tacked on. For me, it was a wonderful read and also made me want to try out the variety of cuisine that our wonderfully diverse country has. I liked the personal glimpse into what it was like for the author to grow up as a girl in India. Each memory associated with some sort of food. The spine may show signs of wear. Yes I know there are other sources for such things, and it's a good thing I do know it.
Narayan recounts her childhood in South India, her college days in America, her arranged marriage, and visits from her parents and in-laws to her home in New York City. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Fisher, Shoba Narayan weaves together a fascinating food narrative that combines delectable Indian recipes with musings about Indian culture, tales from her life, and stories of her delightfully eccentric family. Not wanting to hurt the feelings of his visiting father-in-law, he took a tentative bite and puckered his face. He started with avocadoes, which are unknown in tropical South India, and quickly moved on to anise candy, chipotle peppers, Etorki cheese, Fig Newtons, Kettle chips, molasses, quince, tomatillos, zahtar, and everything in between. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. When he first visited me as a newlywed in America, he spent the entire winter making up an alphabetized list of all the foods he had never tried, and systematically went about trying them.
She writes the recipes of foods described in her book relating them to various stages of her life. She writes a weekly column for Mint Lounge, an Indian business daily, which is affiliated with the Wall Street Journal. About this Item: Bantam Books Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group. Born in South India, Narayan begins with the Hindu rice-eating ceremony traditionally held when a baby is six months old to mark the transition from liquids to solids. She talks about the time when she tried fusion food international fusion at that on her husband, much to his distress, all he wanted was an authentic South Indian meal.
Return to India is a powerful memoir about what it means to be an immigrant in a foreign country and what propels immigrants to return to their homeland. Her characters, like Narayan herself, have a thing or two to say about cooking and about life. Her characters, like herself, have a thing to say about cooking and about life. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I felt that the book was quite well done and I plan on trying some of the recipes soon. The beautifully described food preparation passages made my mouth wa 4.
Part memoir of growing up in southern India, part journey to America, part life as a college artist, part arranged marriage, part foodie porn, part recipe, Shoba Narayan gives the reader glimpses of the many aspects of her life, but there is a lack of depth to each that made Monsoon Diary a bit of a disappointment to me. My only criticism is that at times she is overly effusive in her description of food. The author takes us down the memory lane with her reminisces filled with food, along with the recipes. About this Item: Bantam Books Transworld Publishers a division of, 2004. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Her contentious time in graduate school was certainly worth more than the few pages it was given.
She returns home to an arranged marriage - to her surprise, the family have chosen well - and later there are visits from her many relatives, old and new, to her home in New York City. From United Kingdom to U. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. You can also find customer support email or phone in the next page and ask more details about availability of this book. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. Food is so important to her family that when Shoba wins a scholarship to study in America, they only agree to let her go if she prepares a successful banquet.