Cooking up stories

With a headline like the one above, we’ll be relieved if it doesn’t remind you of events in the recent past about a certain company (now in a new avatar) which has become the role model for what ‘cooking the books’ ought to mean!

Nope, this news is even better:

Indian book publisher Undercover Utopia has made the country proud at the ‘Gourmand Best in the World Competition’ in the ongoing Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009 at Paris.

‘Sangria – A recipe for love’ is a distinctive concept, as it is the first ever cookery book in Fiction form. The book is authored by Manuela Requena, a chef and author from Brisbane, Australia with Spanish antecedents. Manuela has created a beautiful story about the essence of life which includes elements of Romance and Passion woven around 25 Magic Spanish Recipes.

Full story here.

On the subject of stories, DNA, Bangalore had two reports earlier this week on the reviving art of storytelling & its impact on bonding between parents & children.

The Hindu, Chennai edition yesterday reports on a similar initiative to conduct storytelling sessions every quarter by Scholastic India.

We’ll back with our usual blog tales, er, posts tomorrow. Stick around!