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Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India (Vintage)

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Whether acclaimed food writer Madhur Jaffrey was climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard in Delhi or picnicking in the Himalayan foothills on meatballs stuffed with raisins and mint, tucked into freshly baked spiced pooris, today these childhood pleasures evoke for her the tastes and textures of growing up.

This memoir is both an enormously appealing account of an unusual childhood and a testament to the power of food to prompt memory, vividly bringing to life a lost time and place. Included here are recipes for more than thirty delicious dishes that are recovered from Jaffreys childhood.

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From a highly regarded writer on Indian food comes this enchanting and delightful memoir of growing up in Delhi. An enormously appealing account of an unusual childhood, Jaffreys story is also a testament to the power of food to prompt memory.

About the Author

Regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress and best-selling cookbook author. Her classic first book, An Invitation to Indian Cooking, was published by Knopf in 1973, and she has been the host of a series, "Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery," for BBC television. She has appeared in more than 20 films, including Merchant Ivory's Heat and Dust, and written more than 15 books. She won James Beard Awards in 1982, 1994, 2000, 2002, and 2004. She lives in New York City.

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writermala, August 20, 2014 (view all comments by writermala)
The author writes in detail about a magical childhood as she was growing up in pre-independence India in a joint family. As is often the case with memories from India, food is a vital part! Who better than Jaffrey an author of cookbooks, to elaborate on such a childhood? Growing up myself in India, I can attest to the authenticity of the book. Readers who are familiar with the India of that day and age as well as those who are not, will enjoy the book; and the recipes at the end are a bonus!
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Ellen Smart, February 14, 2008 (view all comments by Ellen Smart)
A beautifully written description of life in pre-Partition India, guaranteed to tug at the heart strings of anyone who has lived in India and of anyone who has wanted to. Jaffrey includes recipes, too, which is a nice surprise. Also a surprise is her short, biting, bitter, well-deserved condemnation of Partition, which finished forever the way of life lovingly described in "Climbing the Mango Trees."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078202
Author:
Jaffrey, Madhur
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
memoir;india;food;non-fiction;cooking;biography;autobiography;childhood;cookery;food writing;recipes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 PHOTOS
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.96x5.26x.65 in. .66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From a highly regarded writer on Indian food comes this enchanting and delightful memoir of growing up in Delhi. An enormously appealing account of an unusual childhood, Jaffreys story is also a testament to the power of food to prompt memory.
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