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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Review: Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in IndiaUser Review - famouslastwords - Goodreads
I regretted buying this book. The title, cover, and synopsis were all massively deceiving. The story is incoherent and the recipes are so sparse and simple that I felt cheated even though I bought it ... Read full review
Review: Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in IndiaUser Review - Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) - Goodreads
An enjoyable read with some mouth-watering family recipes (or near equivalents) at the back. I only knew Jaffrey from her cooking programmes of the 1980s on the BBC--and her publishers' penchant for ... Read full review