Indian Food: A Historical Companion K.T. Achaya

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Indian Food: A Historical Companion  by  K.T. Achaya

Indian Food: A Historical Companion by K.T. Achaya
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The cuisine of India is as ancient as it is varied, and in this attractive, oversized volume, food expert A.K. Achaya captures the full range and history of the Indian diet, from prehistoric times to the modern era. An informative volume that boastsMoreThe cuisine of India is as ancient as it is varied, and in this attractive, oversized volume, food expert A.K.

Achaya captures the full range and history of the Indian diet, from prehistoric times to the modern era. An informative volume that boasts over 150 black-and-white illustrations(including line drawings, photographs, and maps) and fifty-five color photographs on twenty plates, Indian Food draws on archaeology, anthropology, literature, philology, and botany to cook up a smorgasbord of fascinating facts about this exotic fare.Achaya begins with the earliest food preparations of Paleolithic and Neolithic times.

He covers the diet of the Aryans- examines regional cuisines- describes the customs, rituals, and beliefs observed by different communities and religious groups- and traces the gradual shift towardsvegetarianism with the advent of Buddhism and Jainism. In thirty-three boxed sections, he takes the reader on various sidetrips, from the Indian use of Bhang (cannabis) and opium, to the history of ice cream, ranging from Marco Polo to Dolly Madison. With illustrations ranging from Neolithic cavepaintings from Madhya Pradesh, to full color photographs of modern Indian foods, Indian Food offers a rich cornucopia of information on this flavorful and popular cuisine.



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