The Raj at Table : A Culinary History of the British in India, Paperback / softback Book

The Raj at Table : A Culinary History of the British in India Paperback / softback


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'.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 8pp black and white plates
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780571143900



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