The Sanskrit word for mango is Amra, meaning ‘of the people’, hence the word Aam and the context to aam aadmi. If you thought that it was just Indians who loved mangoes, then you’re absolutely mistaken. With over 350 varieties of mangoes to choose from, we’re surely spoilt for choice.
While we may have our own biases towards our favourite mangoes, now would be a good time to also learn more about this much loved fruit from other regions in the world, many of which are now being cultivated across India too for exports.
Allen Susser’s The Great Mango Book features over 50 photographs, illustrating the many wonderful mangoes varieties. As one of America’s leading chefs and a pioneer of New World Cuisine, Allen’s book is a treasure trove of juice history and mouthwatering recipes ranging from cocktails and chutneys to the Mango Martini.
Try it out to give a new twist to your mango cravings this summer.
Remember the first time you tried growing a plant? Did it survive? Likely not. Did that send you on a guilt trip and put you off trying to grow another one? Likely, yes!
We’ve all killed a house plant at some point in life. After overcoming the guilt, we’ve likely gotten into some sort of an introspection mode to analyze the reason why it died. Was it too much water or too little, too much sunlight or too little? Did I feed it the right nutrients or none at all? The answers to many such questions could set you on the path to grow plants that can thrive for years.
With ‘Every Creature Has a Story’, Janaki Lenin draws us towards the wonders of the natural world with her thought provoking and witty words. We promise that you’ll never look at nature in the same way again after reading this book.