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On the curry trail : chasing the flavor that seduced the world : in 50 recipes

Iyer, Raghavan (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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2 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 641.3384 IYE (Text) 33500013756929 New Checked out 04/11/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781523511211
  • ISBN: 1523511214
  • ISBN: 9781523511211
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "On the Curry Trail is an enlightening journey across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas to explore the origins of curry and the signature, essential curries of each region. This diaspora of curry brings alive not only the most iconic, category-defining recipes from these continents, but also the history, lore, anecdotes, and familial remembrances that fashion each dish. It delves into the story of curry: What it was and what it is, the places to which it has traveled and the ways it has evolved (whether because of local ingredients, cultural tastes, or other factors). And the book embraces the many interpretations and definitions of this beloved dish. It makes the flavors of these scintillating curries accessible to the everyday home cook. On the Curry Trail is at once a mash note and an education (one rich in history and sense of place) that tells the definitive, delectable story of this beguiling dish in 50 irresistible recipes. Illustrations throughout"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    Iyer's (Indian Cooking Unfolded, 2013) approach to culinary history reveals how spices from India and the East appeared in the rest of the world ages ago, carried by worldwide merchants, but the idea of curry appeared only as the Indian diaspora created communities far from the subcontinent. Iyer inventories recipes by regions and countries worldwide—showing how each has developed its own versions and variations on curry—and deconstructs curry, breaking down the palette of spices into understandable components. The creation and dissolution of the Indian Raj and subsequent emigration turned London into a virtual capital of curry. Iyer steers cooks to less common curries; now a Midwesterner, he keeps recipes accessible and explains unusual ingredients. Currently popular butter chicken will attract many a home cook. Date-stuffed lamb patties moderate dates' intense sweetness with plenty of fragrant mint leaves. Iyer likens Oaxacan mole to curry, noting that "spicy" and "hot" are not necessarily synonymous. Sidebars offer very useful information for Indian cooking novices on topics such as cleaning and preparing mustard greens. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Raghavan Iyer, an IACP Award–winning Teacher of the Year, is the author of Indian Cooking Unfolded, 660 Curries, Betty Crocker’s Indian Home Cooking, and the James Beard Award Finalist for The Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood. He is a spokesperson and recipe consultant to General Mills, Target, and Canola, among others.  Mr. Iyer is also host of the Emmy-winning documentary Asian Flavors. His articles have appeared in print and online in Eating Well, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Saveur, and Gastronomica, among others.  Born in Mumbai, Mr. Iyer lives with his family outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Subject: Cooking (Curry)
International cooking
Genre: Cookbooks.

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