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The Pondicherry Kitchen - Traditional recipes from the Indo-French territory by Lourdes Tirouvanziam -Louis
The Pondicherry Kitchen by Lourdes Tirouvanziam -Louis
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Imprint Westland
Format Paperback
Extent 232pp
Pub date Oct-12
Rs 495
ISBN 9789381626993
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The coastal town of Pondicherry has seen the influence of a host of cultures, and it’s not surprising that its cuisine reflects this history. A fragrant potpourri of flavours, primarily from the Tamilian kitchen and—resulting from three hundred years of occupation by those
universally acknowledged gourmands—the French, the food here also reflects eclectic borrowings from Indian, Moghul, French, Portuguese and Malaysian cooking. In The Pondicherry Kitchen, Lourdes  Tirouvanziam-Louis captures the unique culinary heritage of the town. Several years of research—digging out old recipes, collecting the culinary secrets of senior people, sourcing foodlore that has been transmitted orally through generations— have coalesced in this book, and the delicious recipes in it. Spiced with anecdotes that give an insight into the
culture, The Pondicherry Kitchen is a wonderful, easy-to follow cookbook.

Lourdes Tirouvanziam -Louis Lourdes Tirouvanziam -Louis holds Masters degrees in French and English and a PhD in sociolinguistics. She taught languages at the Lycée Français of Pondicherry. The French government has honoured her with the distinction of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques. She and her husband, Dr Bernard A. Louis, live in Pondicherry. They have two children settled abroad.
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