ISBN 9788174369826,Tehzeeb - Culinary Traditions Of Awadh

Tehzeeb - Culinary Traditions Of Awadh


Adil I. Ahmad


Roli Books



Roli Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788174369826

ISBN-10 8174369821


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Art and Craft

In a Lucknow famous for its art, craft and way of living, food was the single element that united the prince and peasant alike. This book provides a peek into the resplendent Lucknow of yore. Into the kitchens where food and art became synonymous, where simple rice dishes were fashioned to look like glowing pearls, and where some of the worlds most famous dum and tandoor recipes were invented. A world defined by grace, beauty and a heightened culinary aesthetic- where every meal required a perfectly appointed table and where each ingredient was circumscribed to a particular time of day.

It is nostalgia for this sensual city of the past that defines Adil I. Ahmads life and work and is palpable in the pages of Tehzeeb.

About the Author

Adil Iqbal Ahmad completed his first, professionally commissioned design project when he was sixteen. His inherent sensibility had reached out to the pages of interiors literature when he was a young child of five years. And his journey in the pursuit of aesthetic stimulation continues.

Design and all its myriad attributes, the many elements that come together when conceiving a larger idea and then executing the complex 'project' to ensure a seamless cohesion, invokes the artist in him. His raison d'etre is his unerring eye for symmetry and detail, as well as his unrelenting demand for perfection. And all this comes together to create his own unique, eclectic style.