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"Light of India," Warren Dotz

Pros: Fascinating historical and cultural perspective; amazing artwork Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   Warren Dotz’s Light of India: A conflagration of Indian matchbox art is a fascinating little gift or

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"Dakshin: Vegetarian Cuisine from South India," Chandra Padmanabhan

Once again I find it difficult to rate a book. While for us it rated a 4, I feel I should give it a 3 overall. While the food is very good, this book won’t be widely useful to many people. A little more effort should have been put in to suggest alternatives for hard-to-find ingredients, or at least to explain how various dishes are meant to be eaten.

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