Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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 Jaffrey’s childhood.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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This was, IMO, an especially interestihg memoir. What made it so fascinating was how her family's history and even her personal history dovetailed with Indian history and the history of Delhi. I also appreciated the candor with which she told her family's story. Of course, it was fun drooling over the recipes at the end, as well.
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Hmmm. Madhur Jaffrey is a well-off Indian girl coming of age in New Delhi, India with a large extended family. This was a bunch of different stories all rolled into one: 1) a unique cultural history ...