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

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

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While the British were in India they developed a curious cuisine all of their own.

Anglo-Indian 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 draws on first-hand accounts to describe a valuable piece of social history: in addition to over 60 authentic recipes.

He builds up a fascinating and often hilarious picture of the British - at best endearingly naive, at worst ignorant and xenophobic - seen through the kitchen door.

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

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