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Pocket Art Series: Icing on the Landour Cake

Ganesh Saili (Author)
Synopsis This book in your hands, ravenous reader, is not just another run-of-the-mill Raj Cookbook. With a short text and 24 illustrations, this epicure's delight is the concoction of American missionary expatriates, itinerant staff Woodstock International School. In 1930s, the Landour community Center was a beehive of activity. It was where the Presbyterians caught up with the Mennonites, the Methodists with the Pentecostals, the Baptists with the Episcopalians and it was no Tower of Babel either. For it was not only affairs religious that were on their mind. All of them understood the cardinal rule that grub was the very foundation of human nature. This was where they caught up with the latest gossip, whiled away the hours looking out of the glazed windows of the Reading Room at the Valley, or played tennis in the small hard court. When the ball bounded over the fence and vanished into the yawning khud down below, it was perhaps then that they took a break to put together these recipes. Of one thing we are certain - each member contributed one or two recipes, guaranteed to work in the hill stations of India. This serendipity of ideas meeting and mingling resulted in this connoisseur's dream book of cooking and good eating.
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About the author

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 Pocket Art Series: Icing on the Landour Cake
Author Ganesh Saili
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
isbn 8174361367
length 64p.