"Raghavan Iyer's food could make angels sing. To have his recipes and his insider’s portraits of Indian life is pure gold. No other Indian food write r has brought us into such intimate proximity with what shapes this profoundly complex culture. Certainly cook from this book, but read it as well.”
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of Minnesota Public Radio’s national food show, The Splendid Table.
”Cracked rice pilaf for the festival of Tiruvaadrai, rose-petal rice to remember a father, rice water for starching saris - the sacred, the familial, the mundane are experienced with equal intensity in the richly told story of Raghavan Iyer’s life.”
Betty Fussell, author of My Kitchen Wars.
A rich blend of recipes, memories and myths, The Turmeric Trail is one spicy masala. Raghavan Iyer deftly taps into the place where food and family intersect in an Indian home.
Maya Kaimal, author of Savoring the Spice Coast of India and Curried Favors.