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Meetha lassi and bhel puri; paneer tikka and masalas, chutneys, and samosas. All visitors to India are greeted by an astonishing display of roadside snacks throughout the country: 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.
Sephi Bergerson is an independent photographer based in New Delhi since 2002. Previously a commercial photographer and president of the Professional Photographers’ Association in Israel, he received the Hazel Greenwald award for documentary photography in 1991 and was nominated for Photographer of the Year in 1998.
"Some of the photographs in this book are so beautiful they look like carefully crafted dishes made for a glossy magazine shoot...the recipes are delicious and can easily be recreated using ingredients found in the West . . . a pure pleasure."-- Sunday Telegraph
"This wonderful blend of both cookbook and photo journey is a feast for the palate as well as the eyes. " --Tuscon Citizen"Mr. Bergerson accomplishes the rare feat of capturing how people eat, not just what" -- Florence Fabricant, New York Times "A beautiful new book...lovely photos" --- Bob Batz, Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette