‘Here we have a unique record of one British family who left the Highlands for Indiawhose recipes are naturally fascinating…’ Sir Mark Tully KBE, former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi
In 1823, Bryony Hill’s 4 x great-grandfather was posted to India as Commander of the Madras Artillery in the employ of King George IV. Six subsequent generations were born in India and spent the next 125 years meticulously recording life as it was before and during the high noon of the Raj.
A highlight of these historic documents is the treasure trove of wonderful recipes recorded along with her 2 x great and 3x great grandmothers from the mid-1800s, now carefully curated and presented in An Indian Table.
Bursting with curries, pilafs, souffles, pies and puddings, this marvellous Anglo-Indian medley of cuisines reflects the challenging conditions Bryony’s family lived through, skilfully highlighting how food has always played an intrinsic role in both British and Indian culture.
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