Street Food of India : The 50 Greatest Indian Snacks - Complete with Recipes Hardback
Meetha Lassi and Bhel Puri; Paneer Tikka and masalas; chutneys, biryanis and samosas.
All visitors to India are greeted by a quite astonishing display of roadside snacks throughout the country: from the teeming lanes of Old Delhi to the hot and dusty streets of the remote countryside.
It is painfully hard to resist the smells and sights and tastes of this roadside food, prepared in front of customers' eyes with the freshest ingredients and a generous helping of panache and showmanship.
The acclaimed photographer Sephi Bergerson has been tracking down the very best street food in the country, which has been his home for the past seven years.
The resulting book is a visual celebration of this splendid everyday cuisine and a virtual feast in itself.
With nearly 50 authentic and detailed recipes for the simplest and tastiest dishes in the repertoire, using ingredients easily sourced in the West, this serving will inspire and intoxicate in equal measure.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, colour throughout
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/06/2010
- Category: Food & society
- ISBN: 9781848854208
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Review by njmom3
I have to review this book as two separate books.As a photo journal, it is a beautiful book. It transports your to the streets of India and the food vendors there. The size of the book is easy to sit with and page through, looking at the pictures and reading the captions.As a cookbook, the book contains 50 recipes as the title says. Many other cookbooks could provide you with these recipes - probably from a more authoritative source. The foods are indeed street foods and thus common everyday dishes. Most Indian cookbooks will likely include versions of the 50 recipes included here.
Review by will5352
Just got this for Christmas and I was really disappointed once I had a chance to look through the book. There are 192 pages in this book and 50 are recipes. So it is mainly a photo album of Indian street life. It should be called Indian Street Life with recipes. So, if you want to buy a book of photos this is for you. For Indian recipes - look elsewhere!