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Not just people, foods travel too. So how Indian is your food, anyway?

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Mar 22, 2015 12:59 PM IST

Not just people, foods travel too. And their journeys shape civilisations, history, national identity and the very meal you’ll eat tonight

Do you take the food we eat for granted? Or do you ever wonder how it originated? I used to accept commonly held views on most Indian food and drink. Then, I started writing about food and discovered that nearly all of my preconceptions were wrong. The first shock I received was when I held forth to some English friends about the virtues of Indian tea. We invented tea drinking, I told them, and we still grow the best tea in the world.

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