Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Anglo-Indian food

Anglo-Indian food isn’t purely the influence of the British. Bengal had French Portuguese, Dutch, Armenian and Syrian populations. These collective western influences are seen in the foods created to satisfy the tastes of the westerners. The result is a unique cuisine, local ingredients adapted to French and Italian cooking techniques characterized by creamy sauces and new techniques such as baking. English and Jewish bakers dominated the confectionery industry which migrated to everyday Bengali ones, resulting in the unique creations such as the patties, pauroti, or bread.

No comments:

Post a Comment