ISBN 9789380658605,How the Banana Goes to Heaven

How the Banana Goes to Heaven



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9789380658605

ISBN-10 9380658605


Number of Pages 246 Pages
Language (English)

Food & drink or cookery: general interest

How the Banana Goes to Heaven is undaunted in eulogizing the wholesome Indian traditional fare. The book is bursting at the seams with shreds of gastronomic nuggets and piquing anecdotes.
It observes that what the West is discovering about herbs and spices have been known to our forefathers for centuries.
The book is packed with authentic nutritional information relating to vegetables, grains, oils, and also on vitamins, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, etc. It speaks volumes on religious connections of food like the white pumpkin is not only considered effective in fending evil spirits and evil eye but is also popular offering to the gods during Hindu ceremonies.
The book is captivating in the sense that it refers to daily foods with engaging names, like chillies are called ‘the good little demons’ , fenugreek – “the girl’s best friend” , pigeon peas – “the protein power” , turmeric and ginger – “the Gemini of health, arvi – “the nature’s raincoat”, white pumpkin – “the goddess gourd” , urad dal (black gram) – “Aladdin’s cave of nutrition” etc.
How the Banana Goes to Heaven and Other Secrets of Health from the Indian Kitchen has been one of the three books nominated for the ‘best cookbook from India’ award in their respective categories by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. The book has been transformed into audio-books and is available at iTunes.