Brisk, capable, humorous, highly opinionated, and frequently ironic, The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook opens a fascinating window on the day-to-day life of the British in India in the late nineteenth century. Steel and Gardiner's mission to uphold Victorian standards in Indian kitchens has illuminating parallels with the running of the British Empire, and their domestic guide reveals as much about British attitudes to India as any history ...
By F.A. Steel
Series: Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st Edition edition (April 12, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.5 x 5.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 2987011
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
My husband and I learned of this book through watching a documentary about the British Raj in India. It is totally fascinating and I recommend it to anyone with curiosity about that era.
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