Washington Post review.

Out of India: Memories to Savor By Jonathan Yardley, whose e-mail address is Thursday, May 22, 2003; Page C02 MONSOON DIARY: A Memoir With Recipes By Shoba Narayan Villard. 223 pp. $22.95 This engaging book — part personal memoir, part culinary celebration — is the work of a native of India who came to this…

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New Yorker Book Currents section review of Monsoon Diary

July 11, 2003 | home Matters of Taste Issue of 2003-07-14 and 21 Posted 2003-07-07 “It’s hard to understand how something that tastes sweet in one person’s mouth, in another person’s mouth can taste so bitter,” a friend tells Abe Opincar, whose memoir, Fried Butter (Soho), explores the ways in which memory dictates gustatory preference.…

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