13 June, 2021

How To Eat Words

India sees an explosion in culinary writing: an epicure’s paradise awaits

R.A. Chandroo
How To Eat Words

Cookbook Menu

  • Food Porn/History: The Emperor’s Table by Salma Husain; Biryani by Pratibha Karan
  • Signature Restaurant Recipes: The Motimahal Cookbook: On the Butter Chicken Trail by Monish Gujral; forthcoming titles by Anjan Chatterjee of Mainland China and Vivek Singh of Cinnamon Club
  • Audience-specific: Cook IT by Kiran Rao; Flash in the Pan by Tushita Patel
  • Community-specific: Cooking at Home with Pedatha by Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain (vegetarian Andhra food) ; The Suriani Kitchen by Lathika George (Syrian Christian food); The Essential Marathi Cookbook by Kaumudi Marathe


Should you happen to glance at the cookbook section at any bookstore, you’ll see an impressive buffet spread: beautifully shot books, some with...

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