ISBN 9789380283388,The East Indian Kitchen

The East Indian Kitchen



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789380283388

ISBN-10 9380283385


Number of Pages 228 Pages
Language (English)

Food & drink or cookery: general interest

What makes The East Indian Kitchen an excellent recipe book is that it provides the readers with recipes as well as background knowledge about the East Indians of Bombay. The readers are given numerous recipes, some of which are traditional recipes, while the others are new variants of some old recipes. Most of these new recipes have been created by the newer generations of East Indians. Apart from these wonderful recipes, the readers are also given all the information that they could ever need about the East Indian people. They are provided with several historical facts about them as well as detailed descriptions of their customs and traditions, through the ages. Their traditions are mostly those of Portuguese and Maharashtrian origins. All of this helps to make the book an interesting one for the readers. The author has also included numerous illustrations in his book. Two ace artists, namely Eustace Fernandes and Philip Victor D’Mello, have made these sketches for the book. These illustrations help to make the book even more captivating for the readers. The recipes provided in The East Indian Kitchen have been explained in detail by the author. Many of these recipes were originally passed on to younger generations only in the oral form and were not written by anyone. Such recipes are thus extremely valuable and add to the worth of this book. About Michael Swamy Michael Swamy is a renowned author, chef, and food stylist from Mumbai, India. Swamy holds a diploma superieur from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, London. Apart from that, he also completed his certificate course in Photography from Xavier Institute Of Communication. As a result of his mother’s profession of being a documentary maker, the author was exposed to the cameras from a young age, which helped him gain a sound understanding of food styling and photography. Swamy has also served as a consultant for Master Chef India, in both seasons. His cooking style is mostly French, having worked with a number of well-known hotels such as TAJ Group (Mumbai), Kuwait Airways (Kuwait), and Bombay Brasserie (London).