Monday, March 29, 2010

Southern comfort

Lathika George’s book The Suriani Kitchen demystifies Syrian Christian cuisine for the uninitiated

“Most of the new generation Syrian Christians live out of Kerala, and they take with them the food. It is only natural that the further you go, the more you yearn for the familiar taste of home,” said Lathika George, author of the book The Suriani Kitchen (Westland, Rs 450), which was launched at Delhi’s The Park hotel on Thursday.

Pachakari Ishtew (vegetable stew), Pacha Paparaka Thoran (raw papaya with curry leaves, mustard and grated coconut), Meen Pappas (fish curry with cocum, coriander and coconut milk), Chemmeen Pulao (Prawn pulao), Tharavu Roast (traditional duck roast) — even the best of food connoisseurs outside Kerala are often not familiar with the treasures that Syrian Christian cuisine or Suriani cuisine has to offer.

Full report here Indian Express

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