From Ceylon to Suburbia - A Memoir of Food, Family and Finding Yourself
By (author) Rohan Candappa
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Picklehead by Rohan Candappa
Book DescriptionRohan Candappa, author of bestselling humour books such as the "Little Book of Stress" and "The Curious Incident of the Weapons of Mass Destruction", is the son of a Sri Lankan father and Burmese mother. He grew up small and round in South London, riding his chopper bike and supporting Leeds United. But every day his mother would conjur delicious meals out of thin air. His father cooked too, with fiery flavourings, black curries and green coriander chutneys. Their home became the focus for family gatherings and feasts of such delicacy and exoticism that you'd never have known Norwood lay outside the window. Yet somewhere in his twenties, Rohan forgot his culinary heritage and it wasn't until he was bringing up his own young family that he began to think more about his identity as a second generation immigrant and the binding, identifying power of the family meal caught his imagination. And so he began this beautifully written, funny, poignant memoir of his heritage and his home. Of curry leaves and curried chips. Hot chillis and hot dogs. Pataks and Heinz. About the past and the present - and the place where time should cease to matter...the family kitchen.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091897796
(198mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rohan Candappa
Rules Britannia, Hardback (October 2007)
Helps you discover how Tim Henman can be both a hero and a villain, why a stiff upper-lip is treated as a source of pride rather than a facial condition, and why custard and gravy - the two key lubricants of a frankly limited cuisine - are locked in a yin-and-yang like struggle for dominance which neither can ever win.
One Hundred Birthday Wishes, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Rohan Candappa
Written by the bestselling author of "The Little Book of Stress", this book contains one hundred good wishes. It is illustrated with funny black and white photography and inspirational captions.
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Author Biography - Rohan Candappa
Rohan lives with his wife and two children in North London. After a career in advertising he is now a full-time writer.
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