Entertaining from an Ethnic Indian Kitchen (Hardcover)

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  • By Komali Nunna  (Author)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Komali Nunna Llc (20 November 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160585526X
  • ISBN-13: 9781605855264
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.5 x 28.6 cm

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Entertaining from an Ethnic Indian Kitchen offers a single memorable asset – traditional Indian culinary ideas fused with a charming International flair. It is a fusion of Eastern Philosophy and Western style. It is a cookbook, entertaining book, and a coffee table book.This book, with more than 250 luscious photographs and 260 divine recipes, is sure to make a favored culinary companion. This book provides insights into the fascinating world that is India; the people, languages, festivals, rituals, historical and geographical influences on the regional cuisines are all eloquently presented. This book also includes menus for American holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.Entertaining from an Ethnic Indian Kitchen guides you to establish a memorable impact on one’s entertaining style through creative expression of preparing and presenting a variety of foods with a novel trademark touch. Gorgeous table settings, adorable accessories, unique serving ware, flower arrangements, fabric choices and unusual uses for commonly found items all compose signature style of the author. Ideas range from warm, cozy fireplace dinners to elegant formal dining, complete with full course menu selections with wine pairing ideas for any style and simple practical tips on making any event special. Note that common denominator is the Indian cuisine and each chapter is supported by different theme with different table setting ideas and how to create the memorable ambiance each time you entertain. This book will show the reader how to wow the guests each time you entertain.Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen is an engaging book on entertaining, a visual treat that is sure to salivate your taste buds, and an experience that will encourage you to free your mind and watch it flower.

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Entertaining from an Ethnic Indian Kitchen offers a single memorable asset – traditional Indian culinary ideas fused with a charming American flair. This book is a beautiful quilt of “what is” and “what can be”, each piece distinctly different from the other. Some ideas are presented with subtle variations whilst others are presented with a dramatic twist.The most interesting aspect of this book, sure to make it a favored culinary companion, are the unique personal reflections of the author, Komali Nunna. Venturing far beyond sumptuous recipes, she provides insights into the fascinating world that is India; the people, languages, festivals, rituals, historical and geographical influences on the regional cuisines are all eloquently presented. The robust diversity of the different states of India are beautifully captured in every recipe, complete with the special touches unique to the region. For those familiar with India, it brings a comforting sense of acquaintance and familiarity while others will find this book an educational experience in the innovative style of entertaining, preparing and presenting a variety of foods with a novel trademark touch.The book touches upon the tiny and often overlooked details that establish a memorable impact on one’s entertaining style. There is an easy, relaxed flow of thoughts and ideas that provide a sense of creative expression to cooking and presentation. Gorgeous table settings, adorable accessories, unique serving ware, flower arrangements, fabric choices and unusual uses for commonly found items all compose the signature style of the author.Ideas range from warm, cozy fireplace dinners to elegant formal dining, complete with full course menu selections for any style and simple practical tips on making any event special.Her mission is simple; get creative with traditions and enjoy the unexpected pleasures. Throughout the book, she strives to explain and hold on to some traditions while making bold attempts to enrich others. Her zeal for cooking is made apparent by her eagerness to celebrate and infuse local culture with her own ideas acquired from a country that has lovingly nurtured her adventurous creativeness by providing ample opportunity to experiment, amuse, and savor.Entertaining from an Ethnic Indian Kitchen is an engaging book on entertaining, a visual treat that is sure to fire up your taste buds, and an experience that will encourage you to free your mind and watch it flower.

About the Author

Komali Nunna was born in Southern India and moved to the United States after she got married. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Mal, and two children. She is a chemist by profession and has an enduring passion for cooking gardening and entertaining. She learned the basic elements of entertaining prevalent in the United States and embellished them with vibrant fabrics and an aromatic Indian cuisine to form a unique, eclectic style. Her style is a fusion of Eastern philosophy and Western style. She feels inspired to entertain non-Indian guests with Indian food and décor to give them a glimpse of Indian culture and a taste of Indian food. As part of her repertoire, Komali has taught Indian cooking lessons for Indians as well as non-Indians. A local newspaper wrote articles about her as the Indian Martha Stewart.After 25 years of enthusiastically entertaining her guests, inspired by the zeal to introduce Indian food, culture, traditions and the art of entertaining with an Indian theme to worldwide audiences, she has ventured to share her time-tested sumptuous recipes and her ideas on the finer aspects of entertaining. It is not just a cook book, it is an entertaining book and a coffee table book as well. Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen is a reflection of how Komali Nunna carries her ethnic Indian pride to a global platform.

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