We know that you've come prepared with your guide books. We won't offer you any extensive compendium on food; we don't want you take home recipes from Kolkata either. Leave it upon us to take you through the back alleys of Kolkata's best-kept culinary secrets, the legends, myths, traditions associated therewith that the touristy guide books often fail to take sight of. We've compiled a few readings and videos for you to orient with what's soon going to overwhelm your taste buds. Don't panic, we won't examine you on these!
Calcutta Cook Book, Minakshie Dasgupta et al., Penguin Buy from us
Food Path: Cuisine Along the Grand Trunk Road, from Kabul to Kolkata, Pushpesh Pant, Roli Books
"Between Elite Hysteria And Subaltern Carnivalesque: the Politics of Street Food In The City of Calcutta", Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay. link here
Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals, Chitrita Banerji, Serif
The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food And Ritual in Bengal, Chitrita Banerji, Penguin Buy from us
Feeding The Gods: Memories of Food and Culture in Bengal, Chitrita Banerji, Seagull
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