Posted on: 29 December 2013

Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Cookery Book: A practical handbook to the kitchen in India
By A Thirty-five year's Resident
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Bombay - 1880

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Painting, gouache on mica, cook ('bawarchi') frying food over clay oven with plates in foreground.

Varanasi, second quarter of the 19th century

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👍👍Thank you 😊

Loved the book. If possible, please post more books to understand culinary heritage. Thank you very much.

This Flora Anne Steel book is very interesting too. It even presents - wages by work-type ( bawerchi, ayah, maali etc.) for several Indian cities, in a tabular form. ( )

Kami Kidwai do you know of this link....

thanks Dennis , will check it out.

Rhea Mitra-Dalal Shilpa Jacobie

Glanced through a few pages. Waiting for a few quiet moments to delve into it. :) thanks for sharing Lathu.

Shilpa Jacobie when u come here next- i think I'll camp w u- u can cook em for me!!! :D

Aaah! I have a strict no-cooking policy while on vacation. ;)