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Monsoon Diary a memoir with recipes (Paperback)

Author:  Shoba Narayan
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812971078
ISBN-13: 9780812971071
Sku: 33980749
Publish Date: 4/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  240
 
A unique memoir interweaves personal reminiscences with delicious Indian recipes and reflections about Indian and American culture, culinary traditions, and her own eccentric family. Reprint. 12,500 first printing. *Author: Narayan, Shoba *Subtitle: a memoir with recipes *Publication Date: 2004/04/01 *Number of Pages: 240 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75
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Shoba Narayan’s Monsoon Diary weaves a fascinating food narrative that combines delectable Indian recipes with tales from her life, stories of her delightfully eccentric family, and musings about Indian culture.

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. Monsoon Diary is populated with characters like Raju, the milkman who named his cows after his wives; the iron-man who daily set up shop in Narayan’s front yard, picking up red-hot coals with his bare hands; her mercurial grandparents and inventive parents. Narayan illumines Indian customs while commenting on American culture from the vantage point of the sympathetic outsider. Her characters, like Narayan herself, have a thing or two to say about cooking and about life.

In this creative and intimate work, Narayan’s considerable vegetarian cooking talents are matched by stories as varied as Indian spices—at times pungent, mellow, piquant, and sweet. Tantalizing recipes for potato masala, dosa, and coconut chutney, among others, emerge from Narayan’s absorbing tales about food and the solemn and quirky customs that surround it.
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In this memoir by a South Indian woman about her family and their love of food, the prose is peppered with a number of traditional recipes that have starring roles in her story.
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Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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