The Calcutta Cookbook: A Treasury of Over 200 Recipes from Pavement to Palace

By: Minakshie Das Gupta, Bunny Gupta, and Jaya Chaliha

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The Calcutta Cookbook is much more than a cookery book—it is a culinary chronicle of travellers and traders who built the city that Job Charnock founded. Calcutta 's chronicle began on a hot, wet August afternoon in 1690 when a hungry Charnock climbed off his ship on to the steps of a muddy ghat. The river was Hooghly and the place Sutanati… The story of Calcutta is told by three food lovers—the late gourmet chef and author of Bangla Ranna, Minakshi Das Gupta, and feature writers Bunny Gupta and Jaya Chaliah—who have collected recipes from all over the world. Many of these are family secrets of Calcuttans who have recreated Armenian, Jewish, Arabian, European, Chinese and Tibetan dishes with distinct Calcutta flavour. Through over two hundred tried and tested recipes ranging from the delicious Bengali Chingri Maacher Malai Curry to the biryani and kebabs of Kabul, and the Temperado, Vindaloo and Sorpotel of Goa, Calcutta unfolds as a gourmet’s paradise. Printed Pages: 424.

Title: The Calcutta Cookbook: A Treasury of Over 200 Recipes from Pavement to Palace

Author Name: Minakshie Das Gupta, Bunny Gupta, and Jaya Chaliha

Illustrator: Utpal Basu

Categories: Cookery & Cuisine, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 1995

ISBN: 0140469729

ISBN 13: 9780140469721

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 032934

Keywords: Calcutta Kolkata Cookbook India Cuisine Cookery