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Time-tested Traditional Andhra Recipes – The Telegraph

by Pritya Books on December 20, 2005

“Cooking at Home with Pedatha” was launched in Mumbai on December 7, 2005 at The ITC Grand Central and was hosted by A.P.Parigi aka Preetham, the son of Pedatha. Mr. Yash Chopra did the honours of launching the book while felicitations were offered by Ms. Rashmi Uday Singh and Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor. To see some colourful pics of the event click HERE.

A mention of this event was seen in The Telegraph. Below is a transcript of the article:

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The best Indian food is always cooked at home and not in the smart hotels and restaurants of urban India. Working on that theory Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain have put together a cookbook based on the recipes of 85-year-old Subhadra Krishna Rau Parigi, the eldest daughter of former President of India, Dr. V. V. Giri. The cookbook was launched at the ITC Grand Central, Mumbai last week with movie mogul Yash Chopra doing the honours. Other celebs who turned up for the launch included food writer Rashmi Uday Singh, chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Shobhaa De, actor Suchitra Krishnamurti and ad-man Prahlad Kakkar.

Cooking at Home with Pedatha (a nickname for the 85-year-old who inspired the book) has been brought out by publishing house Pritya and it consists of several time-tested traditional Andhra recipes, which are easy to follow, and simple to cook. The book also gives a peek into the simple presentation of traditional Andhra vegetarian food and offers a translation of Telugu words. Jigyasa Giri is a Chennai-based Kathak dancer, choreographer, and a teacher, and also a relative of Pedatha while co-author, Pratibha Jain holds a Doctorate in the Philosophy of Language from the University of Madras.

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