Mangoes & Curry Leaves by Jeffrey Alford

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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.

About Jeffrey Alford

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Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, travelers, cooks, photographers, and writers, have worked together since they met in Tibet in 1985. They are the authors of six books and have contributed frequently to "Food & Wine", "Food Arts", and many other magazines. They were part of the award-winning PBS series "Baking with Julia" and contributed to the book of the same name; they also appeared in the Food Network series "Baker's Dozen". They guest-teach at a number of cooking schools and frequently give slideshow lectures about food traditions around the world. Their stock photo library, Asia Access, specializes in images of food, agriculture, and traditional cultures. They live in Toronto. Naomi Duguid is a photographer, writer, world traveler, and great cook. She is a contributing editor of "Saveur" magazine and writes the bimonthly "Global Pantry" column in "Cooking Light". She conducts an intensive cultural-immersion-through-food course in Chiang Mai, Thailand, called Immerse Through. Duguid is the author of, most recently, "Burma: Rivers of Flavor". Her earlier books, all co-written with Jeffrey Alford, are "Flatbreads and Flavors;" "HomeBaking; Seductions of Rice; Hot Sour Salty Sweet; Mangoes and Curry Leaves"; and "Beyond the Great Wall. "Her weekly posts at often explore home-cooked foods in their cultural context.""
Published November 1, 2005 by Artisan. 416 pages
Genres: Travel, Cooking. Non-fiction

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