Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Yamuna Devi, Author, Yamuna, Author, David Baird, Illustrator Dutton Books $39.95 (799p) ISBN 978-0-525-24564-3
This impressive volume introduces light, nutritious food that lends itself to attractive presentation. Piquant pairings include banana-and-pomegranate salad, minted cucumbers and strawberries, and lemon stuffed with almond-chickpea pate. Such elegant dishes might easily grace the most sophisticated table without a whisper of the pedestrian connotations sometimes associated with vegetarian cooking. A prodigious, 800-page labor of love illustrated with lovely, delicate line drawings, the meticulous, encyclopedic cookbook faithfully reflects the philosophy that cooking is ""a spiritual experience . . . a means of expressing love and devotion to the Supreme Lord, Krishna.'' The most esoteric ingredients are defined and demystified. And mail-order sources will help readers locate the requisite bitter melon, tamarind concentrate and white poppy seeds. The author is a cooking instructor in the U.S. and England. (September 1)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1987
Release date: 09/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
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