The Kerala Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections from the Syrian Christians of South India (Hippocrene

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  • This book evokes the beauty of a bygone era and the vibrant texture of community life through a hundred recipes, engaging recollections, and beautiful photographs. Long before the time of Christ, the lure of spices took traders and seafarers to Kerala, a prosperous and highly literate state on the tropical Malabar Coast of south-western India. Saint Thomas the Apostle also travelled this spice route, preaching to and converting several Brahmin families who later intermarried with the Syrians who settled in Kerala; the Syrian Christians or Nazaranis of Kerala were born of this confluence.Centuries later, ayurvedic massage resorts and scenic backwaters make this lush land a top tourist destination, and spices still draw both traveller and gourmand to the rich, abundant culinary tradition of this people. Meen Vevichathu (Fish Curry cooked in a clay pot), Erachi Olathiathu (Fried Meat), and Njandu Karri (Crab Curry) are among the book's savoury delights, along with varied rice preparations such as Puttu (Steamed Rice Cake), Paalappam (Lace-Rimmed Pancakes), and tropical desserts such as Karikku Pudding (Tender Coconut Pudding) and Thenga Paalum Nendrikkai (Baked Plantain with Coconut Cream). Interwoven between these recipes, in the best tradition of the cookbook memoir, are tales from the past and present, of talking doves, toddy shops, travelling chefs and killer coconuts.
  • Author:
    Lathika George
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.5954
    EAN:
    9780781811842
    ISBN:
    0781811848
    Label:
    Hippocrene Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $32.00
    Manufacturer:
    Hippocrene Books
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    240
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-02-01
    Publisher:
    Hippocrene Books
    Studio:
    Hippocrene Books
    Title:
    The Kerala Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections from the Syrian Christians of South India (Hippocrene Cookbook Library)
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    Creator:
    Latha George Pottenkulam

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