Climbing the Mango Trees

Author(s): Madhur Jaffrey

Biography

Madhur Jaffrey was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. The family priest declared she should be called 'Indrana' ('Queen of the Heavens') but her father ignored him completely and proclaimed her name should be Madhur ('sweet as honey'). Her description of growing up a in a very large, wealthy family (half a train was booked to transport the family from Delhi to the mountains for the summer) conjures up the spirit of a long lost age. Whether climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard, armed with a mixture of salt, pepper, red chillies and roasted cumin, or enjoying picnics in the foothills of the Himalayas, reached by foot, rickshaw, palanquin or horse, where meatballs stuffed with sultanas and mint leaves, cauliflowers flavoured with ginger and coriander, and spiced poorls with hot green mango pickle were devoured, food forms a major leltmotiv of this beautifully written memoir. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book will appeal to keen armchair cooks, as well as fans of Madhur the world over.


Product Information

Richly evocative memoir of childhood, filled with the tastes of India, by bestselling cookery writer 20040902

Now regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress and bestselling cookery author. Her first book, An Invitation to Indian Cookery, was published in 1973 and her series for BBC television Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookerymade her a household name. She has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory's Heat and Dust, and written over 15 cookery books, including Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (2003), published by Ebury Press.

General Fields

  • : 9780091899295
  • : Ebury Publishing
  • : randnz
  • : 0.6
  • : October 2005
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Madhur Jaffrey
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : good
  • : 320
  • : illustrations, portraits