It might sound a bit clichéd but I love cooking as much as I love reading. Though, its been ages since I have spent some time in kitchen because of work and constant travelling. Also, at the same time I am not a cookbook person, I prefer googling stuff and trying them out. I remember reading a review about Samar Halarnkar’s book and the reviewer had praised the way this book was written, personal experiences intertwined with recipes for creative cooking. That’s when I thought of picking this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.
Throughout the book, the author has constantly insisted on that men must learn to cook and I couldn’t agree more. My both grandmothers taught their sons how to cook and so did my mom. This book is just not a recipe book, it is much more than than. It is about the journey of man in a kitchen, a passionate one at that.
I must tell here that the narrative of the book is so gripping that you would not feel like you are reading a cookbook. It has been written in such a way that you get a feeling that you are living with a person who is damn hungry and wants to feed himself somehow, anyhow. And there begins a journey where Samar adapts, innovates, improvises, falls flat at times and comes out victorious most of the times. The research he does to find out that perfect ingredient and that perfect taste is something which shows how passionate he is about his food. He has got a popular blog where he shares his experiences and stints with cooking.
Overall, the book is an interesting read. I am sure men would enjoy reading it for sure and might as well learn to cook a dish or two. Give it a shot.
Book Source : Publisher
Publisher : Westland Books
Genre : Cookery
Price : Rs. 499/-†