Mita Kapur is the founder and CEO of Siyahi, India’s leading literary consultancy. She also conceptualises and produces literary festivals and events. Her first book, The F-Word, is a food book, memoir and travelogue. She has edited Chillies and Porridge: Writing Food, an anthology of essays on food. As a freelance journalist, she writes regularly for different newspapers and magazines on social and development issues along with travel, food and lifestyle.
Essential. Sensual. Playful. Addictive. The experience of food can be many things to many people. Whether it’s carrying a chilli around to dinner parties in the UK or finding out what it really means to be a vegetarian in a carnivorous world, whether it is exploring the junk food revolution in India or discovering the art of slow cooking, this full-bodied collection of food writing will take you back to the kitchens of your childhood, and far out to realms of imagined flavours and sensory excitement.
A joyous mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar, the home-grown and the street-born, this book is a celebration of that most vital ingredient of life: food.
Category: Food Narrative
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
“CM, I’ll eat salad for dinner, just go easy on the veggies.” “But kebabs are meant to be only minced mutton, Mom!” “Has CM cooked today? If she has, it must be diet food and I’m not eating!” The F-Word is a madcap account of a working woman juggling family, friends, long distance phone calls and food. How do you serve a nutritious yet delicious meal to a large family of individuals of varying ages and with extreme differences in taste? What is the trick to adapting a great tasting but swimming-in-oil restaurant special so it keeps the punch and loses the grease? What does a woman do to keep them all-partner, children, in-laws, pals–healthy and happy without quietly going out of her mind? A culinary romp with unexpectedly tender moments interspersed with seriously good recipes to suit every taste.