Those who caught on (and let’s face it ,it wasn’t too difficult)
to our April Fools series, might remember the faux review I did of the book: Foot Odor: A History, that poked fun
at the trend towards single-topic esoterica in today’s non-fiction literary landscape. Well, here’s one
that’s no joke. A new book out called Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors, the book takes a deep, spicy look at this wonderful spice,
which has made its way into popular dishes from India to Thailand.
From chicken tikka masala to chicken
vindaloo and Thai Red/Green/Masala curry, this is a book that foodies will probably find perfect for building up your
repertoire of food trivia that is sure to amaze friends at parties and bars. Written by Lizzie
Collingham, the book examines the history and use of curry in all your favorite dishes, and of course, explains the
cultural significance of the spice and how it has found its place in cities like New York and London.