BOOK REVIEW Relishing childhood stories
is your favourite story book character? Winnie the Pooh, Charlie (from the Chocolate Factory) or Krishna? Let your mind relive tales from the Malgudi Days and The Jungle Book; and the thought of going back to childhood will be made delectable with ingredients that conjure up in the drums of fantasies held by authors Ranjini Rao and Ruchira Ramanujam. Their work — Book Worms & Jelly Bellies explores food through characters etched in our memories.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, and An Identity Card For Krishna by Devdutt Pattanaik will provide succour to the book worms whereas recipes such as Sesame Carrot Fries and Avalakki Pavalakki (a poha dish) will satiate a food lover.
The book has recipes relevant for age group 3 to 14. But, there’s no age to indulge in a cheese fondue or cinnamon-apple bread pudding whether it’s associated with Asterix or The Chronicles of Narnia. Title: Book Worms & Jelly Bellies
Author: Ranjini Rao and Ruchira Ramanujam Publisher: Hachette Price: ₹ 399