Land of Milk and Honey
Travels in the History of Indian Food
Distributed for Seagull Books
Land of Milk and Honey tells the stories of India´s food. Rich in detail and discovery, the essays included here range from the rituals of propitiatory meals - from feeding the gods, the priest, the son-in-law or the dead - to the historic symbolism of milk, and from the probable 15th Century Portuguese origins of the traditional sweets of Bengal to the intricate variety of art connected with food and ritual.
1. How Bengal Discovered Chhana
2. Food, Ritual and Art in Bengal
3. The Propitiatory Meal