Author: Pushpesh Pant
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174363629
The Grand Trunk Road, the axis of the Indian subcontinent’s heavily populated north since the sixteenth century, was the brainchild of Sher Shah Suri. Food path: Cuisine along the Grand Trunk Road from Kabul to Kolkata presents a compelling and beautifully illustrated history of the road since its emergence as ancient India’s first route for traders and invaders.
Driving along the classic route, full of the footprints of history and culture, one has an unmatched opportunity to discover the culinary riches of India. The seductive flavours range from the barbequed temptations of Peshawar and Rawalpindi to the sumptuous secrets of the imperial dastarkhans of Delhi and Agra; from the succulent kebabs of the Awadh region to the sublime vegetarian repast of Varanasi and the tantalizing sweets of Bengal. Indeed, the GT Road is the best introduction to the fulsome flavours of India. Bon voyage and bon appetit!