… is Chitrita Banerji’s Eating India: An Odyssey Into The Food And Culture Of The Land Of Spices.
I started reading it a couple of days before the new year began, and have been reading it since. I was reading it through most of New Year’s Eve and yesterday, as well.
As the name suggests, the book is about the author’s explorations into the world of food and related cultural aspects, from different parts of India. From the largely fish-and-rice-eating community of Bengal to the spice-laden foods of Karnataka, the author delves into plates representing the huge culinary diversities that are part of our country, and it is delightful to experience the same with her. I am a quarter of the way through the book, and I must say it has been a beautiful read so far.
Considering that I read a lot of food-related fiction and non-fiction last year and loved most of it, I thought it would be perfect if I picked up the genre to read for New Year’s day. Yes, I am particular about things like that. This book had been on my Kindle for quite some time, and I felt the urge to read it now.
I am going slow with the book, savouring it a page at a time, getting inspired to shake up things in the kitchen a little bit. I am in no hurry to finish it – after all, it is a book that deserves to be read slowly.
Which book did you start the new year with?
PS: Happy new year, guys and gals! Hope you had a lovely time ushering in 2015! 🙂