My First Book Of 2015…

… 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! 🙂

PPS: I have taken up the Fat Mum Slim photography challenge for January as well. Do drop by my photo blog and shower your love!

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27 thoughts on “My First Book Of 2015…

  1. Hi,
    Just finished reading Eating India.
    While some parts were good, I feel she could have researched more–gone into more depth of the food itself.
    I loved her description of bengali food the best– and since i’m supposed to be in Kolkata for a wedding in Feb, hope i can taste some of the dishes she described.

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  2. At first, I thought your book was a print book. Wonderful photo! I’m glad you’re savoring your first book. It sounds absolutely incredible. I posted my first book yesterday, and joined Book Journey’s first book meme, along with many other book bloggers. 🙂

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  3. I’m loving the fell of this book.. Will look for it soon 🙂 Sadly I haven’t started reading anything yet this new year. Only after I get back to Blore can I find some time 🙂

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  4. I started the year with Jodi Picoult’s Leaving Time. It was unputdownable! I finished reading it yesterday and it took me a while to figure out which book to pick up next.

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      1. @Smitha

        I understand. He doesn’t have a very popular reputation in the book blogging world. I was a big fan of his in one zamaana, though, and greedily lapped up everything he wrote. 🙂

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      2. Some of the really popular authors don’t tempt me, but others, I just adore. I guess different strokes for different people. I stayed away from Harry Potter for so long, and then fell head-long in love with them. Never picked up Bill Bryson for so long, and when I did, couldn’t stop 🙂

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