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The East Indian Kitchen

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The East Indian Kitchen by  Michael Swamy, book reviewAll recipes have some kind of historical significance to them. How they originated, where they originated and why they are the way they are. In The East Indian Kitchen, Michael Swamy sets out to trace the culture, traditions and culinary practices followed by the East Indians – of Mumbai, who were the original inhabitants of the seven islands that formed Mumbai and who converted to Christianity after the Portuguese arrived in the islands. The book in the end turns into a very personal search for culinary roots and origins written by a chef who studied at the Cordon Bleu Culinary School in London, who has worked as a food stylist for Indian TV channels and whose grandmother is East Indian.

The East Indian Kitchen is the second edition of Swamy’s book Enduring Flavours, which was based on the way the East Indian community had adapted to changing times.

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