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Tasting India

Previous Next Show Grid. Even in India, the food that you get for tourists is tastlng different to the authentic experience. And also in Delhi. Peter Moore 17 November. But Tasting Indiawhich exclusively features family recipes provided by the cast of people Manfield has met on her travels, also centres Indian voices. We ate a terrific dish. This week’s top Food TV picks. Take on the curry challenge Blogs Did going to India with a purpose, to find these heirloom recipes, show you a side of India you may not have otherwise seen?

I think you follow that simple rule you follow anywhere.

Christine Manfield: Tasting India

A lot of people are tempted to take the easy option of grabbing a sauce off the shelf. I went to places many times. I sometimes serve this with roasted chicken that I have rubbed with similar spices to complement the chickpeas. That was starting point of a life-long love affair.


Tasting India: Heirloom Family Recipes – Christine Manfield

And you can understand why they adopt their dishes accordingly. You could go to a fabulous restaurant in Delhi and have great kebabs, but you could go on the streets and feed your whole village for the price of one plate in a posh restaurant. Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs. The book is illustrated by absolutely stunning photos taken by Anson Smart. Earlier in the year I was in a place, up in the mountains on the Kerala side, up where the spices grow, there was a restaurant that had opened in a smallish village.

Signout Register Sign in. This one or that one? In the book you talk about primary tastes — bitter, salty, pungent, sour, sweet, astringent — and how in Bengali food they are eaten in a strict order.

It got under my skin. Peter Moore talks to Christine about her love for India and its food, and the incredible journey that led to the creation of this stunning book.

And they are all authentic. He cooks Kashmiri food down there. So the whole thing is environmentally friendly.

In fact, they had established their own farm on the outskirts of the village and were raising different kinds of animals for cooking.

If I was in Calcutta, they really loved the section on Bengali cooking, for example. You can taste that freshness.


I found that fascinating. Spicy scrambled eggs with tomato. Adam Liaw is back to take us on another culinary journey and this time he’s got China set in his manfiedl.

Tasting India – Christine Manfield

Travel was the reason I went to India. For me food and travel are the two prongs of my work and my life. Eating like French kids could help those New Year resolutions.

Then, he adds potato, chilli powder and big chunks of butter before rolling them up in paper and handing them out. From eating with family and friends to food as medicine, Indian home cooks know a lot about creating delicious, nutritious food.

So we can look forward to reading Tasting India Too? My first trip to India was in the mid 90s. Recommended content Inspirational tawting Find your next holiday with our Develop your career in travel Travel photography advice Dicounts and offers.

I did 11 trips in that time.

More Indian inspiration 7 Indian desserts to enjoy with your chai Our list of favourite sweet treats for that time mqnfield day: It was incredibly flattering and such a brilliant endorsement. Christine Manfield has created the definitive book on Indian cooking.