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The Raj at Table - A Culinary History of the British in India

The Raj at Table - A Culinary History of the British in India

Author: David Burton
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1993. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by light age tanning to the pages and a previous owners bookplate to the front pastedown. The d/w is vary good with light edge rubbing.

While the British were in India they developed a curious cuisine all of their own. As they made their mark on their host culture, the formidable memsahib - or English housewife - made sure that much traditional cuisine was rejected in favour of an impossible combination of European customs, and the results were frequently chaotic. Anglo-India cooking was at its best when it achieved a kind of cultural balance; mulligatawny, kedgeree and Worcestershire sauce are all products of the Raj. David Burton's book - subtitled 'A Culinary History of the British in India' - is now considered a classic, and was acclaimed by the Observer on publication as 'one of those rare and delightful works from which, once caught, you have no desire to escape'.
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General Fields

  • : 9780571143894
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : September 1993
  • : .94 Inches X 9.47 Inches X 6.34 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : 641.5954
  • : Hardback
  • : David Burton