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Jenny Mallin's earliest memories are of her mother in the kitchen, tapping a wooden spoon against the side of the metal dekshi and then tasting her curry sauce, checking the seasoning. From that moment, Jenny was hooked... With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love - a memoir that mingles the history of her family when Jenny Mallin's earliest memories are of her mother in the kitchen, tapping a wooden spoon against the side of the metal dekshi and then tasting her curry sauce, checking the seasoning. From that moment, Jenny was hooked... With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love - a memoir that mingles the history of her family when they lived in India, with her grandmothers' recipes that were prudently passed down through the generations. Each recipe has been lovingly researched, leading Jenny on a road of discovery about her ancestors, with her grandmothers' legacy continuing to assist in providing clues to their rich and eventful past. A unique insight into five generations of an Anglo-Indian family; an evocative memoir that stirs the imagination of the reader by bringing to life her grandmothers, their lifestyle and their recipes. It’s a story about these extraordinary ladies, who showed great foresight by sharing and passing their recipe book from one generation to the next… These were all ladies who were brought up during the reign of Queen Victoria and King George, fiercely loyal to their Queen (and King) and yet lived happily in their community in India, equally at home with making Yorkshire Pudding one day and a hot fiery Madras Curry the next. As proud custodian of a recipe book that dates back to 1844, Jenny has managed to share with us a glimpse into a fascinating period of time in Indian history.


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Jenny Mallin's earliest memories are of her mother in the kitchen, tapping a wooden spoon against the side of the metal dekshi and then tasting her curry sauce, checking the seasoning. From that moment, Jenny was hooked... With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love - a memoir that mingles the history of her family when Jenny Mallin's earliest memories are of her mother in the kitchen, tapping a wooden spoon against the side of the metal dekshi and then tasting her curry sauce, checking the seasoning. From that moment, Jenny was hooked... With her passions for cooking, India, research and writing, the outcome has been a labour of love - a memoir that mingles the history of her family when they lived in India, with her grandmothers' recipes that were prudently passed down through the generations. Each recipe has been lovingly researched, leading Jenny on a road of discovery about her ancestors, with her grandmothers' legacy continuing to assist in providing clues to their rich and eventful past. A unique insight into five generations of an Anglo-Indian family; an evocative memoir that stirs the imagination of the reader by bringing to life her grandmothers, their lifestyle and their recipes. It’s a story about these extraordinary ladies, who showed great foresight by sharing and passing their recipe book from one generation to the next… These were all ladies who were brought up during the reign of Queen Victoria and King George, fiercely loyal to their Queen (and King) and yet lived happily in their community in India, equally at home with making Yorkshire Pudding one day and a hot fiery Madras Curry the next. As proud custodian of a recipe book that dates back to 1844, Jenny has managed to share with us a glimpse into a fascinating period of time in Indian history.

31 review for A Grandmother's Legacy: A Memoir of Five Generations Who Lived Through the Days of the Raj

  1. 4 out of 5

    Subhashini

    Kudos to the author , Jenny Mallin. This is truly a must read book. The tale is spread over 5 generations of the author's family along with a variety of signature dishes of the Anglo - Indian community with photographs which grabs the attention of any reader. The writer has focussed on her family history depicting 5 women and their lives during the Raj Period in India starting with her great great great grandmother, Wilhelmina. The characters have been well described and as one dives deep into t Kudos to the author , Jenny Mallin. This is truly a must read book. The tale is spread over 5 generations of the author's family along with a variety of signature dishes of the Anglo - Indian community with photographs which grabs the attention of any reader. The writer has focussed on her family history depicting 5 women and their lives during the Raj Period in India starting with her great great great grandmother, Wilhelmina. The characters have been well described and as one dives deep into this book, they get carried away into the lifestyle and culture of typical Anglo Indian families in India. I admire the author's determination to dwell into her family history and write this wonderful book which has touched the hearts of many . It is a fascinating journey as we turn the pages to read about their lives . It gives a warm and pleasant feeling to the reader and most importantly it gives insight into the Anglo Indian heritage which is observed to be dying out . This book is a family treasure carefully possessed by the writer and has spread all over the world for people to read and know about this community and their rich traditions. This type of books need a lot of travelling and enquiries in various places for information and the writer has beautifully planned and narrated the story without leaving the readers to have a vague image. The writer has not only written this book with the recipes and lives of her family members, she is also putting them into use in her daily life. She takes special Anglo Indian cuisine cooking classes In the UK . This book is definitely not a one time read. This is one of the most fascinating times in the Indian history and I am sure every reader out there will enjoy reading it. Highly entertaining!

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    Jenny Mallin

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    Patricia Barlow Clark

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    Claire

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