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With its enormous variety of cuisines, food materials, and dishes, Indian food has become popular all over the world. The dominant flavor of this gastronomic Companion is historical, and drawing on a variety of sources - literature, archaeology, epigraphic records, anthropology, philology, and botanical and genetic studies - it offers a gamut of interesting facts pertaining to the origins and evolution of Indian food. There are separate chapters on prehistoric cooking methods, regional cuisines, the theories and classification of foods, as codified by ancient Indian doctors, customs and rituals, the etymology of food-words, and the shift towards vegetarianism with the advent of Buddhism and Jainism. This companion outlines the enormous variety of cuisines, food materials and dishes that collectively fall under the term Indian food.
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K. T. Achaya is a leading authority on Indian food. He has pursued scientific research in the areas of oilseeds, vegetable oils, processed foods, and nutrition. He is the author of several books on nutrition.Review:
Anyone who cares about food history, especially Indian food history, will be hard oressed to put it down. Achaya's knowledge is encyclopedic and ranges across several languages, making this a very rich work. -- R.W. Lucky, The Asian Foodbookery, Summer 1999
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001665785
Book Description Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. First Edition. "This dictionary contains a wealth of information on food materials, food ethos, cuisine and recipes of India. It draws upon literature, archaeology, historical writing, botany and genetics to situate Indian foods in time and place." Octavo. Original pictorial boards. Light edgewear to the dust jacket; else near fine. Seller Inventory # 70077
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Book Description OUP India, 1999. Condition: Very Good. 1595399303. Seller Inventory # U9780195642544
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Nice and firm copy. Some sunning on spine of dust jacket and top edge of hardcover. No marks of usage, but some dust on edges due to storage. book. Seller Inventory # TSB1176