By Rinku Dutt
2022 • Smith Street Books
Kolkata is considered the cultural capital of India, with a thriving, vibrant foodie reputation: an amalgam of old and new India. Its cuisine draws from far afield, with historic Mughal, Chinese, Tibetan, and British colonial elements—among others—to create a unique food landscape that begs to be explored.
Rinku Dutt tells the story of a city with energy and diversity, ever-popular street food, a thriving restaurant and café scene, and the legacy of traditional family favorites handed down through generations. From the all-night eateries of Park Street to the street-food snacks on Dacre’s Street, the bustling Burrabazaar and Chinatown, and, of course, the cooking that goes on in thousands of home kitchens, there is so much to discover.
From sustaining breakfast spreads, easy and nutritious lunches, and favorite street-food bites, to rich and fragrant dinners and delectable sweets, there is something here to tempt any lover of Indian food.
This book will transport you to the streets and homes of Kolkata—a city that excels at mouth-watering food.
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