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September 5, 2003

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Yummy for Tummy

Sanyat Sattar

Although tastes differ from person to person, all of us more or less enjoy good food. Celebrations and special occasions are simply meaningless without some delicious mouth-watering dishes. Books, where food itself is celebrated are also something to look forward to, especially by people who would put their stomachs before everything else.



The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles
Cooks Illustrated Magazine
Clarkson Potter; September 2002

Comprised of more than 400 diverse and easy-to-follow recipes, techniques and kitchen tips, The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles offers clear, concise, step-by-step instructions that make even the most exotic recipes easily accessible to the most novice kitchen cook. Beginning with "A Guide to Pasta and Noodles", The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles covers every conceivable aspect of pasta and noodle dish preparation. From sauces to lasagne, from ravioli to couscous, from spatzle to soba, this book is a definitive and highly recommended culinary cookbook and guide that will enhance any aspiring chef's abilities to serve delicious, nutritious, noodle and pasta based cuisines.

Ranna Khadya Pusti
Siddiqua Kabir
Taj Publishing House; July 2000 (reprint edition)

Siddiqua Kabir is one of the pioneers in introducing cook books in our country. Her Ranna Khadya Pusti has been an all time favourite cook book. This very book has more than 500 recipes covering our very own Bengali dishes with Chinese, Japanese, Burmese and many other interesting items from other continents. It contains also a chapter about health care and hygiene.

Savoring India
Julie Sahni
Leisure Art; May 2002

It's one of the world's oldest and most delectable cuisines, found in one of the world's most mysterious and enchanting countries. Savoring India takes readers on a remarkable culinary adventure, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the dusty plains of Rajasthan, to the sultry forests and palm-lined coasts of Goa and Kerala. Included are 140 scrumptious, authentic recipes for some of India's most-loved dishes, as well as fascinating sidebars on local festivals, ingredients, customs, and religions.


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