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India

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

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Reva K. Singh

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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...sell their wines only in a few states. Reva K. Singh Chandra, A. , ‘Indian wine journey 2012–2013’, Sommelier India Wine Magazine (April–May 2013), 22–3. Gill, B. , ‘The trials and travails of the Indian wine industry’, Sommelier India Wine Magazine (Aug–Sept 2013), 20–25. Gill, B. , ‘The Nandi Hills meets Nashik’, Sommelier India Wine Magazine (April–May 2013), 16–22. Singh, R. , ‘A vinous getaway’, Sommelier India Wine Magazine (June-July 2013), 30–2. www.igpb.in www.karnatakawineboard.com ...

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Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria and Mansi Jasani

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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...India ’s most famous cheese across the world is paneer, a fresh, pressed cheese similar to queso fresco. See paneer . It is used in North Indian cuisines and is increasingly popular in South India as well. However, few people in India would classify paneer as “cheese.” Since the 1950s, cheese in India has meant Amul cheese, the processed Cheddar made in Khatraj, Gujarat, grated and sprinkled on popular street snacks such as pavbhaji, bhelpuri , and pulao , and melted on pizza and in sandwiches. Nevertheless, beginning in the 1970s, small-scale...

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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...from each other as much as the foods in the various countries of Europe. The simple facts of geography are of course responsible for many differences; India has a wide range of climates, from the snowy Himalayas to the coconut palms of the tropical south, and the indigenous foods in the regions vary accordingly. ‘India’ used to refer to the whole subcontinent, whereas now it refers to the country called India, occupying most, but by no means all, of the subcontinent. The most important early centres of agriculture and civilization generally were in the Indus...

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Colleen Taylor Sen

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

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...cuisine of the northernmost state of Kashmir as in other parts of India. The most popular include akhor barfi made from local walnuts; firun/firni , a custard made from ground rice, sugar, milk, saffron (which is native to Kashmir), and nuts and set in traditional earthenware pots; and zarda , a sweetened rice pulao prepared with nuts, saffron, and aromatic spices. The last two dishes are often served during ʿId al-Fiṭr and other Muslim celebrations. Western India In parts of western India, sweets are eaten during the meal itself, and often a pinch of...

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Jai Kharbanda

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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... is the largest country in South Asia, whose brewing traditions come almost entirely from the British who imported beer for their colonial staff in the 18th century. This imported beer became known as “India pale ale,” a type of beer with a particularly high quantity of hops to help it survive the 5-month sea voyage from the UK to India. See india pale ale . The first brewery in India was created in the early 19th century in the Himalayan foothills by British general Edward Dyer, who began to produce an India pale ale, called “Lion,” using the fresh spring...

Little India

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Farha Ternikar

Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

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...India Indian immigrants have come to the United States in two waves since the 1900s. The first wave consisted of approximately sixty-eight hundred Punjabi Sikhs who immigrated to rural California between 1899 and 1920 to work as manual laborers on farms and on the railroad. The second wave of South Asian immigration is part of the post-1965 or “new” immigration that followed President Lyndon Johnson’s repeal of immigration quotas which limited immigration from Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia and has...

India Pale Ale

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... Pale Ale A type of light-coloured beer similar to bitter , originally produced in Britain in the early nineteenth century for export to India and other British colonies (the term is first recorded in 1835 ). It had a higher alcohol and hop content than standard pale ale , to preserve it on its journey to the tropics. Latterly its abbreviated name, IPA, has been commonly applied by brewers to beer products that are effectively standard...

East India Company

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Ian Hornsey

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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...in the East India trade, and, apart from general trading, the East India Company was responsible for supplying Britain’s numerous garrisons on the subcontinent. The men were desperate for their “home comforts,” and regular supplies of cheese, wine, hams, etc. were shipped out. Beer was in great demand and brewers vied to produce a beer robust enough to survive the arduous months-long journey to India. Thus was born the India pale ale beer style, upon which were built the fortunes of many 19th-century British breweries. See also britain and india pale ale ....

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Pete Brown

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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...beer. Why on Earth Did Brewers Send Pale Ale to India? The problem with trying to pinpoint the birth or invention of IPA is that no one ever referred to it as “India pale ale” until it had been in existence for at least 50 years. IPA is a beer style that evolved over time and continues to evolve today. To understand its development, we need to understand the context that led to it. In 1600 the British East India Company formed with a single purpose: to become masters of the lucrative spice trade. See east india company . They failed in that, but along the...

Dutch East India Company

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Anne Duggan

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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...East India Company , powerful trading organization which played a seminal part in the wine history of south africa . Founded in March 1602 by the amalgamation of four Holland and two Zeeland companies which had been set up between 1596 and 1602 to conduct trade in East Asia, the General United Chartered East-India Company in the United Netherlands (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie: VOC) dominated European trade with the Orient for the rest of the 17th century, with counters and outposts strung out along the extended sea routes which linked the...

pale ale

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...ale See ale , india pale ale...

galgal

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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...The fruit of Citrus pseudolimon , cultivated in India for manufacture of...

bitter gourd

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...gourd A plant of the gourd family whose fruit resembles a hysterically knobbly cucumber. It is widely used in India (where it probably originated) and Southeast Asia as a vegetable. It is also called bitter cucumber, bitter melon, and, in India, karela...

Patna rice

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...rice A type of long-grain rice , originating in the rice-growing region surrounding Patna, capital city of Bihar state in northeast India...

vindaloo

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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... Indian (especially south India and Sri Lanka) ; curry , marinated and cooked in vinegar; highly spiced with chilli pepper and hence highly...

anardana

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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...Dried seeds of the pomegranate ( Punica granatum ). Used in India as an acidulant in chutneys and...

miltone

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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...A toned milk ( see milk, toned ) developed in India in which peanut protein is added to buffalo or cow's milk to extend...

dhansak

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...A speciality of Parsee cuisine, from western India. It is a casserole of various meats, vegetables, and lentils, served with rice. Its name comes from Gujarati dhaan ‘rice’ and sak ...

string hopper

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...hopper A festive snack of South India and Sri Lanka made by extruding the batter for hoppers ( see hopper ) in long thin ‘strings’ that are then...

rumali roti

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...roti Rumali roti, or romali roti, is a type of large, very thin flatbread from North India and Pakistan. The Urdu term means literally ‘handkerchief...

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