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Curries and Bugles: A Memoir and Cook Book of the British Raj

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Author Jennifer Brennan grew up in the heart of the British Raj in India, a witness to the unique lifestyle and delectable cuisine born of the fusion between the Anglo and Indian worlds. In Curries and Bugles, winner of the 1990 Best Book in Literary Food Writing by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Ms. Brennan entertains readers with tales from this ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published December 31st 2000 by Tuttle Publishing (first published October 25th 1990)
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Kyla
May 21, 2009 Kyla rated it liked it
I read this every morning over cereal in bits and bites and although every Liberal Arts class I ever had says "ohmygodcolonizationistheworstrunnnnnn", there is something to be said for the stodgy comfort of British food and routines like tea mixed with spicy unpredictable India. Comfort, but not the Edna Lewis kind.
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Nov 18, 2015 Jbondandrews rated it really liked it
I did enjoy reading this book and seeing the many recipes listed and the many things the English got up to at their hill stations and I wonder of all these things what did my ancestors make of all this and did they engage in the same activities or was it different for them as they were for the most part lowly soldiers.
WF Boey
Sep 18, 2016 WF Boey rated it liked it
For some reason this book took me far too long to read, which for me means it wasn't interesting enough. Some recipes worth trying.
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Apr 27, 2014 Patricia rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book of reminiscensces about the old days of the Indian Raj and the apparently very tasty recipes they enjoyed.
Amber
Apr 24, 2011 Amber rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable. If I had wanted it for a recipe book, I would be well satisfied. I had hoped for more narrative, but overall I liked it.
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One of my favourite cookbooks.
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While born in the United Kingdom, Brennan and her family had roots in India where her mother and grandmother were born. The author of several cookbooks, she lived a colorful life in a number of Asian countries.
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