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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages364
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Open LibraryOL7394631M
ISBN 10019565868X
ISBN 109780195658682

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Outside India Indian food is popular the world over, from Tokyo to Telford and from Canberra to California. For centuries India has produced an unusually diverse cuisine. The food of the 17 states that make up India is as varied as the food of the countries of Europe. It was in India that theAryan cultural ethos flowered, bringing to every area of human activity, including food and dietetics.   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 pertainin/5.   This Dictionary provides, in A-Z format, a huge amount of information on the food, the food culture, recipes, and cuisine of India. It covers areas such as history, literature, botany, genetics, and archaeology and places Indian food in time and context/5(31). Preface Several readers of my earlier book. Indian Food: A Historical Companion published by Oxford University Press in , felt there was need for a historical dictionary that would bring together, in alphabetical order, material scattered all over the earlier volume, besides of course relevant new material.

An alphabetical listing of Indian food materials, cuisines and recipes of India, and the health aspects of the foods, which makes reference to the literature, archaeology, historical writing, botany and genetics of ion: NewPublisher: OUP OxfordPublication Date: . Extensive Summary by D. Balasubramaniam The following is based on two articles titled "Changes in the Indian menu over the ages", published by D. Balasubramanian in the Hindu in - Part I - Part II It was two years ago that we lost the eminent food scientist Dr. K.T. Achaya. His books - Indian Food, A Historical Companion, The Food Industries of British India, and A Historical Dictionary.   Another book of his — A Historical Dictionary Of Indian Food — describes its intent in the preface, “several readers of my earlier book Indian Food – A Historical Companion felt there was. 1 day ago  For Indian food, she relied primarily on KT Achaya’s Indian Food: A Historical Companion and A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, both bibles for food researchers on the Indian .

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