Thursday, May 14, 2009

Curry

Curry: A Tale of Cooks & Conquerors by Lizzie Collingham

I recently checked this out of the library, and can't wait to dig in! It's a great history of curry, and by proxy a history of India--specifically the relationship b/w British Imperialism and India. The focus is on the curries of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh (not Malaysia or Thailand). 

The book is full of wonderful maps and illustrations, as well as a couple recipes at the conclusion of each chapter. 

2 comments:

scoffin said...

we sell curry at work! have you ever smelled the fresh curry leaf? :)

andersonrc1 said...

Neat! I'll have to stop by sometime! The closest to fresh curry leaves that I have come to are the leaves they sell at H Mart.