Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bold & sassy

The Asian Age, 25 November Kitchen conversations The launch of The F-Word, a book by Mita Kapur was a delicious affair. Held at the cosy Café Zaffiro in the capital the ambience was just perfect for a discussion on food accompanied by savoury food and drinks. Renowned foodie duo, Rocky and Mayur, engaged the author and the audience in conversation and people didn’t realise how time flew by. As the light-hearted session with Mita Kapur narrating anecdotes progressed, the […]

Fiery fiesta

The Statesman, 19 November 2010 Any meal sprinkled with humour tastes great. Mita Kapur’s The F-Word makes for a delightful read. Review by Mathures Paul A seven-course meal can be made palatable either by an extravagant price tag (A weeping wallet makes the worst of cooking delicious!) or by a liberal sprinkle of humour. Mita Kapur’s The F-Word lives up to its title and the short sweet nothing on the cover: “Fiery, fresh, fragrant, family, famished, fun, fried food, […]

The upper crust

Livemint, 19 November 2010 The upper crust An indulgent food memoir about family rituals and recipes, which lacks universality Sumana Mukherjee Food is one of the fastest growing industries in India, pegged variably between 20% and 40% growth per year, depending on who you believe. As with much of the positives in our country, though, the growth is aspirational, restricted to the upper and middle-classes, manifested by the proliferation of specialty restaurants, the availability of an ever-widening range of […]

Salivating over the F-word

DNA, 21 November 2010

Quick Review

Times of India Crest, 20 November 2010


Tehelka (Weekly), New Delhi. 20 November 2010

Delicious twist to the four-letter word

Mail Today, 19 November 2010

Stir-fry from life

The Hindu (New Delhi), 18 November 2010

The F-Word: A Literary ‘Bhojan’

Womensweb, November 2010 Part cookbook, part family story – Mita Kapur’s The F Word, the latest foodie book on the stands is  one spicy read. By Anjana Basu Take a pinch of humour, add a dash of feistiness, throw in a generous handful of spice, mix it with international flair and a lot of ‘andaaz’ and serve well decorated. Mita Kapur’s The F-Word certainly has all these ingredients. The book is a romp through different family experiences combined with food, […]

The lesser foodie

The Sunday Guardian, 14 November 2010 By: Janaki Viswanathan She’s a small eater but mind you, she is a foodie. Mita Kapur who runs literary agency Siyahi, makes her book debut with a cookbook-memoir, The F-Word. Extracts and an interview It’s one of the fieriest book covers we’ve seen in a while. Amber flames lick the edges while various hands pop in to toss ingredients into a dekchi. But this isn’t a cookbook. Well, not just. “I wrote it for […]