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For Chitrita Banerji food has been the primary medium of storytelling. It is a story about the land she comes from, far from the land where she now lives. It is a story of a region which is extraordinarily blessed with natural plenty, a rich language and culture and a culinary tradition that is at once delicate and potent. It is a story of arrivals, encounters and assimilations — a process during which natives and outsiders shaped each other’s lives in and out of the home. Personal and historical memories are woven through the depictions of food and culture in Banerji’s writings.

To learn more about Banerji’s books on food, click on the covers or links below.



Eating India



Life and Food in Bengal

Weidenfeld & Nicolson


The Hour of the Goddess