This is my story of India, a story gathered across many visits, connecting with people in various walks of life. The recipes I've collected along the way reflect the stories of countless mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sons of daughters, brothers, sisters and aunts, as told to me during my travels.' Journey through India with Christine Manfield, tracing the food, spices and culture of this amazing country. Cook your way through more than 250 recipes for traditional and contemporary Indian dishes and plan your travels using the extensive directory of recommended places to stay, eat and shop. The country's culinary tapestry is complex, varied and ancient, underpinned by a masterful and enviable use of spice. Whether in the simple kitchens of home cooks or the grand domain of chefs at India's famous palace hotels, recipes are handed down from generation to generation - and it is these heirloom recipes that Christine Manfield has gathered from across India. Traditionally, the home is the most revered place to eat in India. By bringing an authentic taste of Indian home cooking into your kitchen, these recipes will show you why this still holds true today.