The Raj at Table : A Culinary History of the British in India Paperback
by David Burton
While the British were in India they developed a curious cuisine all of their own.
Anglo-Indian 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 draws on first-hand accounts to describe a valuable piece of social history: in addition to over 60 authentic recipes.
He builds up a fascinating and often hilarious picture of the British - at best endearingly naive, at worst ignorant and xenophobic - seen through the kitchen door.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, 8pp black and white plates
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/07/1994
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780571143900