STREET FOOD OF INDIA
Published in India by Roli Books | UK by I.B Tauris | Germany by Christian Verlag
AWARDED THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOKS AWARDS 2010
Street Food of India is a stunning visual documentation of the mind-boggling array of roadside snacks available in even the remotest corner of the country. From masala chai to vada pao, from parathas to chole-bhature, this book will take you on a journey that no true-blue foodie can forget. The local flavour is palpable as you turn the pages, and what s more, you can actually reproduce these mouth-watering eatables with the help of the 46 detailed, authentic recipes provided.
Street Food of India is now published in the UK with I.B Tauris publishing house.
“My favorite is “Street Food of India” by Sephi Bergerson, a photographer who lives in Delhi. In just 50 recipes and under 200 pages, Mr. Bergerson accomplishes the rare feat of capturing how people eat, not just what. He shows people eating, making and clamoring for the outdoor snacks that are nearly universal in India: cool lemonade spiked with cumin and salt, scalding hot sweet tea with ginger, potato cakes with vibrant herb chutneys.” Julia Moskin, The New York Times
“Some of the photographs in this book are so beautiful they look like carefully crafted dishes made for a glossy magazine shoot. Bergerson has lived in India for the past seven years, and this book is an impressive reflection of time well spent. The recipes are delicious and can easily be recreated using ingredients easily found in the West, but it is the photographs that make the book stand out. Bergerson has a strong visual feel for Indian street life and the food that makes it distinctive, and he rarely takes a bad shot. There are some particularly arresting images of the street life in Calcutta, and of the colourful juice stands of Delhi. Many images are accompanied by text with fleeting details of how certain recipes are cooked, or the traditions surrounding them. Eating street food in India can be a slightly nerve-racking experience, but this book turns it into a pure pleasure.” The Telegraph UK
“From the teeming lanes of Old Delhi to the hot, dusty streets in the remote countryside. It is painfully hard to resist the smells and sights and tastes of this roadside food, prepared in front of customers’ eyes with the freshest ingredients and a good helping of panache and showmanship. The acclaimed photographer Sephi Bergerson has been tracking down the very best street food in the country, which has been his home for the past seven years. This book is a celebration of this splendid everyday cuisine and a virtual feast in itself. With authentic and detailed recipes for the simplest and tastiest dishes in the repertoire, using ingredients easily found in the West, this serving will inspire and intoxicate in equal measure.” Macmillan