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Once Upon a Plate The Recipes and Memories of an Unhurried Cook

Author Name: Radhika Ramachandran | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Cooking, Food & Wine | Other Details

This book is a compendium of myriad recipes from India and all over the world that can be drawn on to host a memorable dinner party, brunch or even a scrumptious breakfast. It could be the ace up the sleeve of anyone wishing to impress their guests by that delightful, perfect home-cooked meal. 

From pickles and chutneys, a quintessential South Indian breakfast menu, a comprehensive vegetarian and non-vegetarian section spread across tempting appetisers and mouth-watering main courses, to an exhaustive dessert section that suits your mood any day of the year, this book offers more than 200 tested and perfected, delicious recipes to put to use on any occasion, and with any company. The secret gem in this book would definitely be the Accompaniments suggested at the end comprising of an eclectic array of spreads, dips, salads and sauces sourced from the vast community of author’s friends from all around the world. The party menus further attempt to guide the reader in the direction of that perfect dinner party.

This book truly captures and celebrates the spirit of the good life, feasting, hosting, togetherness and above all carving memories and connecting with people over the most basic and fulfilling of all human needs-the need to be fed and loved.

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Radhika Ramachandran

Radhika Ramachandran graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) in 1998. She has been an expatriate living in the vibrant multi-cultural melting pot of  Lagos, Nigeria with her husband and two children from 2007. Radhika has had the opportunity to make many close friends from all over the world whom, along with her family members have entrusted her with their ancestral and generational recipes. 

A woman of many talents, Radhika is also an artist and a writer in addition to being a passionate, skillful and creative home cook. A consummate story teller, Radhika’s love for the written word is evident in the essays that preface each chapter of this book and the headnotes for each and every recipe, which are anecdotal as well as informative.