BOOK RE­VIEW Rel­ish­ing child­hood sto­ries


Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - MY CITY -

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

Henna Rakheja

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