Indian Takeaway: One Man's Attempt to Cook His Way Home

Hardeep Singh Kohli

Indian Takeaway: One Man's Attempt to Cook His Way Home

Hardeep Singh Kohli loves many things in life – but none more than food. He loves to eat it, he loves to cook it. So when he decided to travel round India in search of his roots, what seemed the obvious thing to take with him? Not a Lonely Planet guide. Not a BBC camera team. No! It was shepherd’s pie and Yorkshire pudding. Indian Takeaway is the hilarious story of Hardeep’s attempts to cook his way round India, dishing up very British meals for the people he meets. How will a Goan garage mechanic, a Delhi socialite or a Mysore hippie cope with fish and chips, or a Full English Breakfast? Will they survive to tell the tale? And will Hardeep find a kitchen to call home? 3.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
Indian Takeaway: One Man's Attempt to Cook His Way Home

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Food & Drink, Travel
Format Hardback
Pages 256
RRP £16.99
Date of Publication September 2008
ISBN 978-1847670908
Publisher Canongate
 

Hardeep Singh Kohli loves many things in life – but none more than food. He loves to eat it, he loves to cook it. So when he decided to travel round India in search of his roots, what seemed the obvious thing to take with him? Not a Lonely Planet guide. Not a BBC camera team. No! It was shepherd’s pie and Yorkshire pudding. Indian Takeaway is the hilarious story of Hardeep’s attempts to cook his way round India, dishing up very British meals for the people he meets. How will a Goan garage mechanic, a Delhi socialite or a Mysore hippie cope with fish and chips, or a Full English Breakfast? Will they survive to tell the tale? And will Hardeep find a kitchen to call home?

Reviews

The Daily Express

Bernadette Russell

This is a sweetly written, immensely funny book from a man whose enthusiasm for food and friendship is infectious, a book that makes your mouth water and your feet itch at the same time.

12/09/2008

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The Guardian

Nicholas Clee

Despite this gaucheness, and to a certain extent because of it, Indian Takeaway is a touching book. It has immediacy, and interesting things to say about the experiences of a second-generation Indian immigrant in Britain.

13/09/2008

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The Times

Abdul-Rehman Malik

The result is a chatty, funny book that gives us a glimpse of contemporary India. The cast of characters is colourful, from a Tamil fisherman who survived the tsunami to a fast-talking member of Bangalore's nouveaux riches.

05/09/2008

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The Daily Telegraph

Stepen McClarence

Kohli writes entertainingly about his journey and his occasional doubts, but he can be as full of himself as he is of his food. And he is handicapped by an attention-seeking compulsion to be funny.

30/09/2008

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