Overview for The Bollywood Cookbook: The Glamorous World of the Stars and Over 75 of their Favourite Recipes
The charisma and energy of Bollywood is infectious. The constant sense of celebration and the intensity of colour and grandeur is reflected in Indian cuisine - and what better way to explore the culinary delights than to see what the Bollywood royals themselves eat and enjoy. Indian cinema has worked its magic on screens all over the world. With films such as Bride and Prejudice and Devdas, stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai are fast becoming household names in the West -- there is no doubt that Bollywood is now a global phenomenon. The Bollywood Cookbook delves into the ornate, technicolour world of films, celebrating its spirit and vibrancy and paying homage to the sumptuous food that India is famous for. Bulbul Mankani has interviewed some of Bollywood's greatest legends and leading actors from Preity Zinta to Nandita Das, the Bachchans and the Roshans to Jackie Shroff. Each confesses the secrets of their culinary obsessions, revealing their favourite foods, recollecting childhood memories and describing recipes that have been in their families for generations. They reveal what they love to cook when they're at home and where they like to eat out. Full of sumptuously photographed recipes, with stunning photographs of the stars and their films, The Bollywood Cookbook is a feast for the senses. It is a visual delight to amaze and inspire and a joy to read and to cook from. Recipes come from all over India and are simple to prepare. Shyam Benegal says in his foreword - "A new cookbook always comes with a promise of adventure. The Bollywood Cookbook is no exception.
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