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Previous Next Show Grid. You definitely get that impression from the book that Indian food is very regional.

Tasting India: Heirloom Family Recipes – Christine Manfield

Each time the legendary chef and author finds herself in Hyderabadthe southern capital famous for its faded grandeur and its collision of Muslim and Hindu influences, she visits Govind Dosa. Rick Stein begins his Indian journey by exploring the regions that began Britain’s love affair with curry – Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

I think the whole Sikh culture is quite fascinating. My first trip to India was in the mid 90s.

The snack culture in India is amazing. I did 11 trips in that time. But there are always these interesting little nuances in the way that people use spices and that changes right across the country. The new version of Tasting India is updated to include three new chapters on the Punjab, Gujarat and Hyderabad. Log in Register Your Wanderlust 0. Particularly in the travel directory at the back of the book.

Christine Manfield: Tasting India

Since korma and masala first hit our shores, Aussies have been partial to a chirstine curry — but the vibrancy and variety of Indian cuisine is often overlooked.


Do you seek out new spices each time? A lot were from home cooks. I wanted to show readers how Indians really cook.

How is Indian food changing? And also in Delhi. Yeah, we travelled around together. Some go for Yoga. Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs. I set out with the goal of collecting heirloom recipes across modern India, and also look at how practices and other things have changed over time. Just as the Chinese have the Yin and the Yang, the Indians have a similar concept. But like anywhere else in the world, Indian food is evolving.

How Indians really cook

Cooks in the West are still wising up to the importance of regional, seasonal cooking. Was there anywhere you found particularly good street food? What was it that drew you to India? It was incredibly flattering and such a brilliant endorsement.

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But Tasting Indiawhich exclusively features family recipes provided by the cast of people Manfield has met on her travels, also centres Indian voices.

More Indian inspiration 7 Indian desserts to enjoy with your chai Our list of favourite sweet treats for that time of day: In Hyderabada wonderful older woman taught me how to make white chicken biryani.

You eat with the locals, you eat what the locals eat. Each recipe is documented exactly as they were given to me. Just to get a feeling of what I was trying to do. There are also things now they can buy to make their lives easier — mixes of spices, pastes, that sort of thing. I went to places many times. Adam Liaw’s mapo tofu.


What is it that defines Indian food? And to see that in a place that was fairly remote was fascinating.

Adam Liaw is back to take us on another culinary journey and this time he’s got China set in his sights. It was quite a modern take on the dish but it was just using all the local stuff. Street food like the kebabs. Check out our India Travel Guide for more recipes and inspiration Plan a trip Exclusive TV sneak peeks, recipes and competitions.

Earlier in the year I was in a place, up in the mountains on the Kerala side, up where the spices grow, there was a restaurant that had opened in a smallish village. Then, he adds potato, chilli powder and big chunks of butter before rolling them up in paper and handing them out.

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Research really started from the first time I started going to India, so 20 years or so.