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The Landour Cookbook: Over Hundred Years of Hillside Cooking

Ruskin Bond (Editor) Ganesh Saili (Editor)

As delicious today as they were 60 years ago... and well worth the effort that's put into recreating them'. Landour, circa 1900s: The missionary impetus did not remain confined to schools. The intermingling of European. American and Indian flavours created a unique Anglo-Indian aroma which spread all over the hills. Compiled into The Landour Cookbook, they have left the taste of Mrs. Menzie's Cuban Stew, M. McGee's Corn Tamale, E.W. Ross' Blushing Apples, Larry Smith and D. Bunce's Wacky Crazy Cake, Sopa Aros (a Mexican rice dish)... for us to savour even today. Picture in the mind's eye the Landour bakers with their trunks on their heads, selling confectionery and bread; the trout provided as a 'service' by the friendly neighbourhood milkman; the melt-in-the-mouth Banana Fritters turned out by local cooks. Recreate these recipes and avail the free test offer: send samples of your efforts to the editors, Ruskin Bond and Ganesh Saili, for approval. The rest is for a family feast!

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About the authors

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a reconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories fro the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of the True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Ruskiin Bond's Himalayan Tales, The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories, The Rupa Laughter Omnibus, The Rupa Book of Scary Stories and The Rupa Book of Haunted Houses are eight of his recent anthologies for Rupa.

Ganesh Saili

Ganesh has been known to cook everything from Banana Fritters to Mutton Chops.  Over a period of 30 years, he has been collecting Mussoorie and Landour memorabilia - old photographs, recipes, menu cards, coasters, place mats, bar stools and bar flies!  Much of this collection went into the making of Mussoorie & Landour - Days of Wine and Roses, which is today a collector's item.  Ganesh has also done some picture books which Ruskin uses on stormy nights to keep his door from blowing open.  When it isn't windy, he appreciates the pictures!  In revenge, Ganesh makes a castle with Ruskin's 80-odd published titles and waits for the wind to knock it down!  Presently, he is working on an out-of-focus pictorial biography of his author friend.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Landour Cookbook: Over Hundred Years of Hillside Cooking
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
length 256p., 18cm.