Friday, February 19, 2016

#LaPetiteBites: The Indian Family Kitchen. When Classic Becomes Renewed.

The Indian Family Kitchen
CLASSIC DISHES FOR A NEW GENERATION
By ANJALI PATHAK
Clarkson Potter

Have you ever craved those childhood meals that you just can't seem to master yourself? This place of remembrance, that sensory trigger that occurs when you get one of those flashbacks sitting at the  dinner table or eagerly waiting by the stove to be handed a plate of succulent goodness prepared with all the love in the world?  This has been my life for the past few years, especially 2015 as the elders in my life have all transcended and left me behind to dream of those meals of yesteryear; wishing I took a moment to really learn all the secrets and nuances that made all those dishes special. While I will forever live in the remembrance I can appreciate the meals from another family, tasty meals at that. 


The Indian Family Kitchen
CLASSIC DISHES FOR A NEW GENERATION
By ANJALI PATHAK
Clarkson Potter

In Anjali Patak's beautifully crafted tome The Indian Family Kitchen: Classic Dishes For A New Generation (Clarkson Potter) she illustrates not just cooking techniques, she shares her history in all it's beautiful flavors and colors. She interprets each dish and while respecting the foundation that was laid out before her she reinvents it to today's standard making it anew. I love that the cookbook will satisfy any palate from plate based to full on carnivore -  and the libations are out of this world. Pathak's book has inspired me to reach out to my own family members and collect recipes so that I can have a reference to and somehow invent it to put my stamp on it too. This is more then just a cookbook - Pathak has started a movement. 


The Indian Family Kitchen
CLASSIC DISHES FOR A NEW GENERATION
By ANJALI PATHAK
Clarkson Potter
As the granddaughter of Patak's, the popular brand of Indian-style curry pastes, sauces and spices Anjali Pathak is loved the world over as a renowned chef, culinary teach and food writer (what a repertoire!) to learn more about Pathak's take on all things Indian fare check out anjalipathak.com






I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.