Taj Mahal in Kansas City
May 02, 2012
Are you an Indian food aficionado? On May 1st, the Antioch Branch had a program on Indian cooking. The program turned out to be a big success and fun was had by all. The food was donated by a restaurant with a location in Liberty, MO, specializing in "authentic Indian cuisine with a few delicacies from Bombay, and also from classic Mughal style cooking." (enough to serve dinner to 50 people) We thank them very much for such a generous donation. Indian food has been gaining popularity in the West in the last decades. Some dishes are known in other cuisines where they are considered national delicacies.
Not only have Hindu beliefs and culture played the major role in the development of Indian cuisine, but also cultural interactions with other cultures made it a unique blend of many cuisines. Indian cuisine in its turn has influenced cuisines across the world, especially those from Southeast Asia, the British Isles, and the Caribbean.
MCPL has quite a number of Indian cookbooks for adventurous cooks to check out. Here are just several of them:
- 5 spices, 50 dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using 5 Common Spices by Ruta Kahate
- Indian Cooking: a Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Dishes Made Easy by Meenakshi Agarwal
- Great Indian feasts: 130 Wonderful, Simple Recipes for Everyday Festive Occasion by Mridula Baljekar
- Cooking with My Indian Mother-in-Law: Mastering the Art of Authentic Indian Home Cooking by Simon Daley