by Anita Ganeri

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Dive into this feast of tasty facts about the food and cooking of India. Learn all about the climate, history, religion, and culture of India and how they have influenced the national cuisine. Read this book and discover:

the delicious sweets made for Diwali, decorated with wafer-thin layers of real silver leaf

the famously hot and fiery vindaloo, from Goa

the possible origin of the word curry

The book contains three recipes with clear, step-by-step instructions, so you can try cooking up some popular Indian dishes for yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934545119
Publisher: Oliver Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Series: A World of Food Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

History of Indian Food 6

Europeans and Spices 8

Climate and Weather 10

Farming and Crops 12

Culture and Etiquette 14

Food and Religion 16

Other Religions 18

Hindu Festivals 20

Other Festivals 22

The North and East 24

The South and West 26

Global Influence 28

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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