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Christine Manfield - Tasting India

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This is my story of India, a story gathered across many visits, connecting with people in various walks of life. The recipes I’ve collected along the way reflect the stories of countless mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sons of daughters, brothers, sisters and aunts, as told to me during my travels.

Tasting India is a gastronomic odyssey through home kitchens, crowded alleyways, fine restaurants and street shacks to explore the masterful, complex and vibrant tapestry of Indian cuisine. Along the way, this captivating country comes alive as Christine Manfield describes its food, landscape, culture and traditions with her trademark passion, curiosity and expertise.

Celebrate the launch of the revised edition of this award-winning cookbook by joining Christine and Alison Wright for a free range, free-wheeling Saturday afternoon conversation on food, travel and the allure of India.

Tickets: $12 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink)


Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs – a curious cook and a perfectionist inspired by the culinary melting pot of global flavours. As an award-winning author, her books – A Personal Guide to India & Bhutan, Dessert Divas, Tasting India, Fire, Spice, Stir, Paramount Cooking and Paramount Dessertshave spiced up the lives of keen cooks everywhere. She regularly contributes food and travel features to magazines.

As one of Australia’s leading culinary ambassadors, her professional culinary life as restaurateur culminated in three ground breaking, highly acclaimed restaurants: Paramount in Sydney 1993 to 2000, East@West in London 2003 to 2005 and Universal 2007 to 2013.

Her diverse work portfolio includes mentoring and collaborating with chefs and industry colleagues, hosting pop-up events in Australia and overseas, national judge for the Delicious Produce Awards and the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Restaurateur Awards and Brand Ambassador for Byron Bay Cookies – developing new flavours to broaden their range and profile. She is also Food Director at Pearl Catering with a strong commitment to creative innovation and excellence.


Alison Wright began her career in radio and television at the ABC and about 20 years ago travelled to India and fell in love with the country, its people and its mind-blowing food. Today she calls Canberra home and when she is not dreaming of her next culinary adventure she is the Assistant Director of Engagement and Development at the National Gallery of Australia.

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