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

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Climbing the Mango Trees Presents Madhur Jaffrey's memoir of her childhood in India. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings, and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book is of interest to keen armchair cooks, as well fans of Madhur the world over. Full description

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"Memoirs don't come much more mouthwatering than this" (You Magazine)

"'...looks to be a real treat. It will appeal to the legion of Madhur Jaffrey fans and to armchair cooks everywhere with its evocative story'" (The Bookseller)

"With the sparkle of a true storyteller, Madhur Jaffrey leads the reader through her childhood in India with enchanting warmth and grace....Recollections of her vast family's changing relationships....are told through vivid colours, rich flavours of spice and sweetness, and intense smells, textures, sounds and feelings. Those who like getting their teeth into a good biography will be pleased to receive this" (Easy Living)

"Enchanting...redolent of spices and the smells of cooking all under the Indian sun" (Daily Express)

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Richly evocative memoir of childhood, filled with the tastes of India, by bestselling cookery writer

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Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 206 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing Om , which means I am in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family priest arrived to draw up my horoscope, he scribbled astrological symbols on a long scroll, and set down a name for me, Indrani, or queen of the heavens . My father ignored him completely and proclaimed my name was to be Madhur ( sweet as honey ). So begins Madhur Jaffrey s enchanting memoir of her childhood in India. Her description of growing up a in a very large, wealthy family (half a train was booked to transport the family from Delhi to the mountains for the summer) conjures up the spirit of a long lost age. Whether climbing the mango trees in her grandparents orchard, armed with a mixture of salt, pepper, red chillies, and roasted cumin, or enjoying picnics in the foothills of the Himalayas, reached by foot, rickshaw, palanquin or horse, where meatballs stuffed with sultanas and mint leaves, cauliflowers flavoured with ginger and coriander, and spiced pooris with hot green mango pickle were devoured, food forms a major leitmotiv of this beautifully written memoir. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings, and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book will appeal to keen armchair cooks, as well as fans of Madhur the world over. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780091908935

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Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 206 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing Om , which means I am in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family priest arrived to draw up my horoscope, he scribbled astrological symbols on a long scroll, and set down a name for me, Indrani, or queen of the heavens . My father ignored him completely and proclaimed my name was to be Madhur ( sweet as honey ). So begins Madhur Jaffrey s enchanting memoir of her childhood in India. Her description of growing up a in a very large, wealthy family (half a train was booked to transport the family from Delhi to the mountains for the summer) conjures up the spirit of a long lost age. Whether climbing the mango trees in her grandparents orchard, armed with a mixture of salt, pepper, red chillies, and roasted cumin, or enjoying picnics in the foothills of the Himalayas, reached by foot, rickshaw, palanquin or horse, where meatballs stuffed with sultanas and mint leaves, cauliflowers flavoured with ginger and coriander, and spiced pooris with hot green mango pickle were devoured, food forms a major leitmotiv of this beautifully written memoir. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings, and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book will appeal to keen armchair cooks, as well as fans of Madhur the world over. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780091908935

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Book Description Ebury Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India, Madhur Jaffrey, 'I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing "Om", which means "I am" in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family priest arrived to draw up my horoscope, he scribbled astrological symbols on a long scroll, and set down a name for me, Indrani, or "queen of the heavens". My father ignored him completely and proclaimed my name was to be Madhur ("sweet as honey").' So begins Madhur Jaffrey's enchanting memoir of her childhood in India. Her description of growing up a in a very large, wealthy family (half a train was booked to transport the family from Delhi to the mountains for the summer) conjures up the spirit of a long lost age. Whether climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard, armed with a mixture of salt, pepper, red chillies, and roasted cumin, or enjoying picnics in the foothills of the Himalayas, reached by foot, rickshaw, palanquin or horse, where meatballs stuffed with sultanas and mint leaves, cauliflowers flavoured with ginger and coriander, and spiced pooris with hot green mango pickle were devoured, food forms a major leitmotiv of this beautifully written memoir. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings, and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book will appeal to keen armchair cooks, as well as fans of Madhur the world over. Bookseller Inventory # B9780091908935

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Book Description Ebury Press. Book Condition: New. 2006. New Ed. Paperback. Presents Madhur Jaffrey's memoir of her childhood in India. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings, and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book is of interest to keen armchair cooks, as well fans of Madhur the world over. Num Pages: 320 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FKA; BM; WB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 129 x 25. Weight in Grams: 228. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780091908935

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