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Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food epub ebook

by Chitrita Banerji

Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food epub ebook

Author: Chitrita Banerji
Category: Regional & International
Language: English
Publisher: Seagull Books (June 28, 2007)
Pages: 112 pages
ISBN: 1905422342
ISBN13: 978-1905422340
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 617
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A culture as ancient as India's, as layered and as plural, inevitably rejoices in a fascinatingly rich history of food, feeding and eating. Chitrita Banerji is the author of Life and Food in Bengal, Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals and Feeding The Gods.

A culture as ancient as India's, as layered and as plural, inevitably rejoices in a fascinatingly rich history of food, feeding and eating. The most ancient scriptures prescribe and proscribe on the subject, life cycle rituals are intricately bound up with it, and the symbolism of food is part of everyday life. Land of Milk and Honey tells the stories of India's food.

Still, the book was fascinating and gives a good glimpse in I enjoyed this book and discovered that I am so glad that, as a woman, I wasn't born in India! Especially, that I was never an Indian widow

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Still, the book was fascinating and gives a good glimpse in I enjoyed this book and discovered that I am so glad that, as a woman, I wasn't born in India! Especially, that I was never an Indian widow. What a sad state to live in - no pretty clothes, no jewelry, no make-up, and practically no food! Doesn't sound like a good life at all. The book was full of history, traditions, culture, et. all very interesting.

Chitrita Banerji is a historian of Indian cuisine. She specialises in Bengali cuisine, and is also an author, novelist and translator. Her work explores the relationship between memory, history, culture, religion and food

Chitrita Banerji is a historian of Indian cuisine. Her work explores the relationship between memory, history, culture, religion and food. Banerji was born in 1947, and grew up in Calcutta (now Kolkata). She originates from West Bengal, but spent seven years living in Bangladesh (formerly East Bengal). At the age of 20 she went to Harvard University where she did her Masters in English.

Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food, Seagull Books, 2007. Eating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices, Bloomsbury, 2007. Contributor: The Oxford Companion To Sugar and Sweets, OUP USA, 2015. Awards and Honours References.

A culture as ancient as India´s, as layered and as plural, inevitably rejoices in a fascinatingly rich history of food, feeding and eating. Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food. Land of Milk and Honey tells the stories of India´s food.

A culture as ancient as India?s, as layered and as plural, inevitably rejoices in a fascinatingly rich history of food, feeding and eating

A culture as ancient as India?s, as layered and as plural, inevitably rejoices in a fascinatingly rich history of food, feeding and eating.

Author : Chitrita Banerji. Publisher : University of Chicago Press. The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism: From 1600 to Modern Times (English).

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Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 5 x . 0 Inches. Land of Milk and Honey: Travels in the History of Indian Food, Seagull Books, 2007. In 1998 and 1999 she received an "additional award" in the Sophie Coe awards for writings on food history.

A culture as ancient as India´s, as layered and as plural, inevitably rejoices in a fascinatingly rich history of food, feeding and eating. The most ancient scriptures prescribe and proscribe on the subject, life cycle rituals are intricately bound up with it, and the symbolism of food is part of everyday life.

Land of Milk and Honey tells the stories of India´s food. Rich in detail and discovery, the essays included here range from the rituals of propitiatory meals - from feeding the gods, the priest, the son-in-law or the dead - to the historic symbolism of milk, and from the probable 15th Century Portuguese origins of the traditional sweets of Bengal to the intricate variety of art connected with food and ritual.

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