Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films

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Harvest Publications
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8.2 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 2.38 pounds

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About the Author

SRI RAO is a screenwriter based in New York City and a devoted home chef of Indian cuisine. One of the few Americans working in Bollywood, he has produced or written three major films, and has sold TV projects to networks including ABC, NBC, Fox, and BBC America.


"Rao has created more than a book of recipes. There is seldom a cookbook that voracious readers can flip through for story; this one feeds the eye and imagination. One can run their thumb and forefinger over technicolor pages featuring decadent film and food stills. The narrative also unearths the author: cheeky, perceptive, honest."--Edible Brooklyn

"In "Bollywood Kitchen," Rao gives new meaning to "dinner and a movie" by creating menus inspired by classic Indian films... It's a rare cookbook in which cinema history, especially one as rich as Bollywood, is presented in equal measure with recipes."--Houston Chronicle

"This new cookbook brilliantly combines Indian food and Bollywood films. Take note for your next dinner party."--Mother Jones

"Full of humor and insight, Bollywood Kitchen makes a great read, even if neither Bollywood nor cooking are your passions. A delightful read not be wasted only on the coffee table."--News India Times

"Bollywood Kitchen is a must-have book for hardcore Hindi-film fans, but the movies featured offer a great introduction for any Bollywood newbies. The recipes themselves suit those new to cooking Indian dishes at home, although even those who prepare Indian food regularly will appreciate the meal-planning that Rao's done. This really is a terrific book."
--Access Bollywood

"Readers expecting wildly complex preparations and nothing but showy musicals will be pleasantly surprised on both fronts, as Rao offers a refreshingly diverse set of movies as well as recipes...This is a thoughtful collection of films accompanied by unique but doable recipes that bridge the gap between American and Indian comfort food."
--Publishers Weekly