Prof. Pushpesh Pant on India: The Cookbook

By • Aug 23rd, 2012
Category: Books and Authors, Diaspora, Featured, India, People, Video

Prof. Pushpesh Pant. Copyright Kamla Bhatt 2011Prof. Pushpesh Pant has written a handful of books on Indian cuisine. His best known is India: The Cookbook published in 2010. This comprehensive book contains 1,000 recipes from different parts of India.

But, what is Indian food? What is Indian cooking? How has Indian cuisine evolved and changed over the years?  How do you describe the different types of Indian cuisines? What are the best places to eat in New Delhi? What are the best places to eat in India?(Hint: Baneras or Varanasi and Sarafa bazar in Indore.) How did he develop his palate for different kinds of Indian cooking growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Kumaon region? Kumaoni cuisine has a limited repertoire and tends to very simple. These and other questions are answered by Prof. Pant in this interview.

Prof. Pant started his teaching career as a 22 year old. He taught  International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for over 40 years.

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