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Christine Manfield’s ode to Indian cooking quickly immerses you in the colour, spice, strong flavours and glorious chaos of the sub-continent ... a cookbook that’s practical, yes, but also full of heart. Gourmet Traveller

‘This is my story of India, a story gathered across many visits, connecting with people in various walks of life. The recipes I’ve collected along the way reflect the stories of countless mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sons of daughters, brothers, sisters and aunts, as told to me during my travels.’

Tasting India is a gastronomic odyssey through home kitchens, crowded alleyways, fine restaurants and street shacks to explore the masterful, complex and vibrant tapestry of Indian cuisine. Along the way, this captivating country comes alive as Christine Manfield describes its food, landscape, culture and traditions with her trademark passion, curiosity and expertise. This award winning cookbook has been fully revised in paperback and includes three new chapters on the Punjab, Gujarat and Hyderabad, plus Christine’s insider tips on where to sleep, eat and shop throughout India.


International Cookbook of the Year, 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals, New York

Best Culinary Travel Book, 2012 IACP awards, New York

Best Illustrated Book, 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards

Finalist, Andre Simon 2012 Book Awards, London

About The Author

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As one of Australia’s most celebrated and revered chefs, Christine Manfield has contributed enormously to the country’s collective table. An inquisitive cook, avid traveller, and perfectionist, Christine is inspired by global flavours as well as local and sustainable produce that supports both communities and the environment.
Having penned the hugely successful and award-winning cookbooks Tasting IndiaA Personal Guide to India and BhutanDessert DivasFireSpiceStirParamount Cooking and Paramount Desserts, Christine’s influence has flavoured the kitchens of many keen home cooks for decades. One of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her life as a restaurateur culminated in three award-winning restaurants in Australia and abroad: Paramount in Sydney (1993­­–2000), East@West in London (2003–2005), and Sydney’s Universal (2007– 2013). She continues to collaborate with chefs and industry colleagues hosting pop-up events across Australia, judging the delicious. Produce Awards, and is a mentor to Women in Hospitality (WOHO). 
As a true explorer who is endlessly fascinated with the food traditions of diverse cultures, over the past 20 years Christine has hosted bespoke culinary adventures to destinations both in Australia and overseas, including India, Italy, South America, Bhutan, France, South East Asia, Spain, Morocco and New Zealand. But it’s her deep love and understanding of Indian cooking that she shares with readers here, in Indian Cooking Class. Drawing on her own extensive travels through the home, street and commercial kitchens of India’s distinct regions, Christine hopes this collection of approachable recipes will empower everyone to confidently enter and enjoy the layered world of Indian cooking.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (November 1, 2018)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781925791310

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