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Spluttering, simmering and steaming. A story that makes you hungry and feeds your soul. From Jaffna Crab Curry to Mor Kuzhambu, Spinach Casseroles and Tiramisu, nestled in the tiny fishing village of Iraalpatinam, comes a delicious and heartwarming tale of food, life and love. Meet the valiant lady sarpanch, the food blogger in search of peace, the able District Collector, Spluttering, simmering and steaming. A story that makes you hungry and feeds your soul. From Jaffna Crab Curry to Mor Kuzhambu, Spinach Casseroles and Tiramisu, nestled in the tiny fishing village of Iraalpatinam, comes a delicious and heartwarming tale of food, life and love. Meet the valiant lady sarpanch, the food blogger in search of peace, the able District Collector, a nomadic football coach and the beautiful fisher folks of this quaint village all bound together by their love for food. A yummy story of friendship, love and spices.


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Spluttering, simmering and steaming. A story that makes you hungry and feeds your soul. From Jaffna Crab Curry to Mor Kuzhambu, Spinach Casseroles and Tiramisu, nestled in the tiny fishing village of Iraalpatinam, comes a delicious and heartwarming tale of food, life and love. Meet the valiant lady sarpanch, the food blogger in search of peace, the able District Collector, Spluttering, simmering and steaming. A story that makes you hungry and feeds your soul. From Jaffna Crab Curry to Mor Kuzhambu, Spinach Casseroles and Tiramisu, nestled in the tiny fishing village of Iraalpatinam, comes a delicious and heartwarming tale of food, life and love. Meet the valiant lady sarpanch, the food blogger in search of peace, the able District Collector, a nomadic football coach and the beautiful fisher folks of this quaint village all bound together by their love for food. A yummy story of friendship, love and spices.

30 review for This Delicious Life

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rama Vani

    Books with an interesting story plot & characters make it a good read for your mind. This one is a book with story and characters spun around the love for food, food not just for yourtummy, but to your life and soul. A differently written book with the chapters named after delicacies and the recipes. I am sure this book will not just leave a smile as you read, but make you thoughtful about food, life and your tummy will growl. Well, I am now craving for 'akkaravadisal' :) Books with an interesting story plot & characters make it a good read for your mind. This one is a book with story and characters spun around the love for food, food not just for yourtummy, but to your life and soul. A differently written book with the chapters named after delicacies and the recipes. I am sure this book will not just leave a smile as you read, but make you thoughtful about food, life and your tummy will growl. Well, I am now craving for 'akkaravadisal' :)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Swapna Peri ( Books Review Cafe )

    Book Title: This delicious life Author: Lekshmi Gopinathan Format: Kindle Number of pages : 214 Sold By: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited Publishing Date: 11th Nov 2017 Printed Price: INR 49 ASIN: B0778WXHXR Book Title: The title of the book 'This delicious life' is very nice and it spreads positivity. Book Cover : The book cover is nice and interesting. The herbs in the cover image are interesting to look at. Plot: Not every book has a routine love story or an emotional story or some human dram Book Title: This delicious life Author: Lekshmi Gopinathan Format: Kindle Number of pages : 214 Sold By: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited Publishing Date: 11th Nov 2017 Printed Price: INR 49 ASIN: B0778WXHXR Book Title: The title of the book 'This delicious life' is very nice and it spreads positivity. Book Cover : The book cover is nice and interesting. The herbs in the cover image are interesting to look at. Plot: Not every book has a routine love story or an emotional story or some human drama. There will be some books that are a perfect blend of more than one subject in the story line. Such is the case with this book. Usually people with great affinity towards art are inclined towards books, food and coffee. The author has managed the art of cooking with a perfect blend of unconditional love, human emotions and sequences of life in a very balanced manner. In general, the readers find the plot interesting and new, but this book makes a reader think the plot is tasty and delicious!! Characters: All the characters are very nicely written. Narration: The narration is very good and newly crafted. Language and Vocabulary: A fine usage of fine grammar and wonderful vocabulary. My Final Verdict—. A salt and sweet combination of love, food and emotions! Book title: 4/5 Book Cover: 3/5 Plot: 3.8/5 Characters: 4/5 Narration: 3.8/5 Language and Vocabulary: 4/5 I personally rate the book 3.8 out of 5

  3. 4 out of 5

    beautywithbooks

    For the people, whose life revolves around food and books, this is perfect read with a very lip smacking cozy feeling. The story of protagonists Radhamma and Matilda, who find a way to heal their soul through the love for food. An imaginary ideal fishing village name Iraalipatinam down south near Pondicherry, where people stay with mutual harmony and brotherhood, doing all tasks as a community under the supervision of Radhamma, the sarpanch of the village. Radhamma’s dreams of making the village For the people, whose life revolves around food and books, this is perfect read with a very lip smacking cozy feeling. The story of protagonists Radhamma and Matilda, who find a way to heal their soul through the love for food. An imaginary ideal fishing village name Iraalipatinam down south near Pondicherry, where people stay with mutual harmony and brotherhood, doing all tasks as a community under the supervision of Radhamma, the sarpanch of the village. Radhamma’s dreams of making the village a smart village in the region by facilitating all the basic amenities. For this reason, Radha meets Vishal, a District Collector, under whose wing, Iraalipatinam is one of the villages. Gerry is sent by Vishal to the village as a football coach, to hone the villages kids in the game and channel their talent. Matilda volunteers in the village. I will suggest, not to read this book in empty stomach, as while reading you will not able to stop your foodie carvings. Every chapter is named with one delicious food item, with the list of ingredients of the recipe. It can leave you hungry. The story is not about food, but how the lives of people are connected by love for food. How strangers connect with each other for the common love for food. The book does justice to the title. It a very simple, easy and warm read. This book can be read in one sitting. Reading Matilda’s adventure on bike, I feel like going myself for such an adventure. The description of Iraalipatinam without any flaws seems like a perfect vacation place. Pick this book up for a cheery easy read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Subhajit Das

    Book Name (with subtitle): This delicious life! (From a quaint fishing village. A tale of food, life and love) Author Name: Lekshmi Gopinathan Format: Kindle No of Pages- 214 Publisher: Lekshmi Gopinathan Blurb: Spluttering, simmering and steaming. A brave young woman sarpanch. An entrepreneur on her bike touring India. An able District Collector. A nomadic football coach and the beautiful fisher folk of the quaint little fishing village of Iraalpatinam add the tadka to 'This Delicious Life'. Let your Book Name (with subtitle): This delicious life! (From a quaint fishing village. A tale of food, life and love) Author Name: Lekshmi Gopinathan Format: Kindle No of Pages- 214 Publisher: Lekshmi Gopinathan Blurb: Spluttering, simmering and steaming. A brave young woman sarpanch. An entrepreneur on her bike touring India. An able District Collector. A nomadic football coach and the beautiful fisher folk of the quaint little fishing village of Iraalpatinam add the tadka to 'This Delicious Life'. Let your mouth water while you feed your soul. Meet Radha, Matilda, Vishal, Gerry, Venkat, Subbu, Ma and the people of Iraalpatinam. From Jaffna Crab Curry to Mor Kuzhambu, Spinach Casseroles and Tiramisu, from the tiny fishing village of Iraalpatinam, comes a delicious and heartwarming tale. A yummy story of friendship, love and spices. Cover: The cover of the book is not only unique but it is actually lovely to look at and it is depicting the theme of the aptly. Title: Title (and sub title too) of the book is very deep and tempting I must say. As per the substance of the story, I am considering the title exactly appropriate for the book. Language & narration: Language of the book is not only lucid but it’d be better saying the author has written the book in classic language. The more I allowed myself to dive in deep in the book; I was amazed to see the absolute rich and sophisticated words to ornament the book beautifully. Coming to the narration part, I can say that the charm of the narrating style of the authoress and the high class gripping narration is the top most strength of this book. The vivid description with inch details of each and every recipe, different phases of different emotions, all are crystal in the authentic narrating style of the authoress. I have never felt anywhere that the book has been stretched or exaggerated, ever. Plot: Plot is strikingly captivating and crafted in a thoughtful way. To be very honest, after covering so many books of my collection, I have never ever come across any book previously which is based on the amalgamation of food with friendship and love. Especially, the way, here food and cooking has been connected to the soul of the person and the heart is connected with love, then mixing love and food together with different shades of emotions in life....oh my… this is the most unique and different conceptual book I have ever read, indeed. Setting: The story has set in a rural, quaint fishing village named Iraalpatinam, but in overall look, the book has covered Mumbai, [Kerala – Tamilnadu], Andhra Pradesh, Pune, Pondicherry, Dhanushkodi etc. Characterization: The characterization is quite well portrayed and specifically each and every character in the book is justified to the core to their respective roles. Authoress has painted the characters in such a way, that any reader will get connected with any of them instantly and feel their emotions to the core of the heart. The name of the characters (including the two *protagonists) mentioned in the book are- *Radha (Radhamma), Subramaniam aka Subbu, Kuttiamma, Chellamma, *Matilda aka May (and her Ma), Venkat, Chithappa, Ninni, Rishi, Shobha, Saina Aunty, Rajesh Uncle, Shivaswamy (Shivanna), Hari, Vishal, Rameshwar, Jeevan, Gerard aka Gerry, Suraj, Srinivasan, Henry, Vishwa, [Rekha – Sonam]. Theme: Food, art of cooking, friendship, love, emotional, inspirational, motivational, life. Story in a nutshell & My Verdict: The story revolves around the lives of the two protagonists (Radhamma & May) and people around them. The entire story base on the compound of love for food and preciously art of cooking; this story intertwined the lives of some people with different backgrounds and extracted out a sweet aroma of love, emotions, friendship and relationship with innocence & their single similarity was their culinary love. Radha, who is a firm lady with strong personality and pleasant kind respected admirable genuine loving nature, was the Sarpanch (village head) of the rural quaint fishery village named Iraalpatinam. 5 years ago, she first entered the village as a part of a survey team from State Govt. and then gradually destiny landed herself there permanently. The innocent people of Iraalpatinam, their bonding of love and affection for each other and their kind nature and most importantly, the love of her life, Subbu, for all these reasons, she settled there and became an integral and the most important part of the village. After that, some things and that turned her life upside down but, she coped up with that with time and took the responsibility of the entire village. The people of the village give their soul and dedication, time, and energy to food, their love for cooking, eating and fishing. Radha was actually the magician of cooking in the village, she not only cooked the food, she breathed and lived the food. She was a lady with golden heart who always thinks and sacrifices for others. Iraalpatinam was a rural fishing village with no proper roads for communication, school for education, hospital for medical emergency Radha decided to improve these conditions and make the best out of the village and put this village into the front in a firm position. The passion of the 72 kids (especially, Venkat) for football was something that needed proper guidance and skill improvement program properly. Because of these reasons, Radha contacted Dist. Collector Vishal and he arranged the necessary approval to put things on the board. Vishal’s buddy and a talented brat Gerard was sent to the village as a stand in football coach and a lady (a food blogger and precisely a well known entrepreneur for her food start up) with a soft heart and eyes with big dreams, May finally arrived in the village to volunteer the project. These people had faced their fair share of struggles, pain, heartaches and personal losses had gone through different type of tough mental phases at their own time but deep love for food ultimately set their unconditional bonding into another level. How their lives settled in the best way towards the betterment of the village in future and how their personal pains and old scars vanished away with the magical aroma of love and food, is the rest of the story. Authoress Lekshmi Gopinathan has done a tremendously outstanding job by writing this beautiful book with this concept and converted the book into a masterpiece. I was stunned to see the way authoress interconnected the lives of those different people at a single point and of course how their culinary love brought changes to their personal painful past and changed their lives completely. Here in the book, every emotion of each and every person touched my heart and I cried with them and smiled with them as well. The character of Radhamma is the most admirable and respectable personality I have ever come across. Lekshmi Ma’am created a magic in Radha’s presence that can be compared with Goddess Annapurna only. Her love for the villagers, strong personality, genuine heart, soft spoken helpful nature and behavior and ultimately while preparing food, everything she was the Ace at. It’s because her, that I finished the book without even putting down for even once, such a captivating personality she has. The book consists 18 chapters and each chapter contains a major unique and jaw dropping mouth watering recipe and the title of the chapters also the name of the recipe. With maximum possible description, Lekshmi Ma’am presented a new essence to cooking. Every ingredients, their way of cooking, how to touch the core of the food, even the proper way of having a particular food to have the best test of it described herein this book. The source of the ingredients, elements and their significance, everything is presented with each chapter and with every new recipe. Food is not just to satisfy the hunger, food is to feed the soul of the person, is depicted in the book. Ultimately the love is everything the puts the tadka into of our life and of course in food. Subbu was the base actually, the noble cause that Radhamma was working for, and last but not the least, how she changed the perception of life of May through her touching and inspiring words and her magical skills of cooking is definitely the key point of the story. The mental struggle of May that she fought with everyday was unimaginable and it was Henry, who was the indirect path changer for May, so Henry deserves the equal applause too. The way the book ended left a mixed note of emotions in my heart but I am happy to see everything on the right track accordingly. Kudo’s to the authoress Lekshmi Gopinathan and all the best for her future endeavors. Finally, I would like to say, the more delicious the joy of cooking foods for the soul the more it add taste into our life; thus we can cherish the aroma of……this delicious life! Drawbacks: Just a few little & tiniest typo errors are there at two places, and as they are easily ignorable, so apart from them, there are nowhere any drawbacks can be found in the entire book I bet. Recommendation: I would definitely love to recommend this book to all food lovers, cooking enthusiasts and each & everyone out there, every book love should go through this book I must say. Thank you. Rating (Overall): 5/5 Stars.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kavita Jhala

    Some words are roasted to perfection. Some are grind to bring out the aroma of language…. and some are allowed to simmer on slow pot. The book “This Delicious Life” by Lekshmi Gopinathan has all kinds of words infused to bring out the best in the story. What’s of importance here is that the language is simple. This ebook transports you to the land of culture and cooks up great food recipes for the taste buds. Set up in the idyllic village of Iraalpatinam, the story is a great read. Not only is the n Some words are roasted to perfection. Some are grind to bring out the aroma of language…. and some are allowed to simmer on slow pot. The book “This Delicious Life” by Lekshmi Gopinathan has all kinds of words infused to bring out the best in the story. What’s of importance here is that the language is simple. This ebook transports you to the land of culture and cooks up great food recipes for the taste buds. Set up in the idyllic village of Iraalpatinam, the story is a great read. Not only is the novel woven with recipes to try out, the story builds up without too much dwelling on the characters’emotions for too long; for this would have ruined the charm of the story. I would like to put up a note that there are few typos that need to be checked by the editor of the book. The ending was sort of misled and abrupt. Seemed to come out incomplete…. or is there a sequel to be expected? Baring these limitations, the book is a good read. Do pick it up on Amazon Kindle and if you have Kindle Unlimited, you’re in for a free copy!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rasanpreet

    This was one amazing read. Being a foodie I just loved the recipes shared by the author, But the story line was amazing I just fell in the love with all the characters be it May, Gerry or Radhamma. This is the second book by the author and I can't wait for her next... This was one amazing read. Being a foodie I just loved the recipes shared by the author, But the story line was amazing I just fell in the love with all the characters be it May, Gerry or Radhamma. This is the second book by the author and I can't wait for her next...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Geeta Nair

    The Main Course Heavenly! Correct ingredients measured out in the right quantity and blended perfectly in just 214 pages to serve the perfect feast for the bibliophile in me; ‘This Delicious Life’ took me through a range of emotions and left me wanting more. Refreshing and unique, the story starts with food and ends with food and in between we get to meet a range of people each with a story, a sorrow of their own, determined to live life on their own terms and make the best of it. What happe The Main Course Heavenly! Correct ingredients measured out in the right quantity and blended perfectly in just 214 pages to serve the perfect feast for the bibliophile in me; ‘This Delicious Life’ took me through a range of emotions and left me wanting more. Refreshing and unique, the story starts with food and ends with food and in between we get to meet a range of people each with a story, a sorrow of their own, determined to live life on their own terms and make the best of it. What happens when their paths cross? Discover in ‘This Delicious Life.’ Each chapter in the book introduces a dish, its ingredients and its preparation but what strikes one is the way the same is seamlessly stitched into a story with two women poles apart in nature at its core, and the people they live among / come into contact. So in effect you have a story a fiction and a dish a reality. Is this symbolic? To me, yes after all don’t the stories that we weave sprout from life’s experiences. Sugared with imagination and spiced with tit-bits of gossip, rumors and our own observations these experiences are then dished out as fiction; the better the cook, the tastier the dish i.e. fiction. An ‘allspice,’ the story is seasoned with a few twists and turns and has a dash of suspense that’s sure to tickle the brain while trying to satiate your stomach for a good read. The characters are well developed, relatable and contribute to the story in their own humble way without standing out as the odd one, one who may force a raised brow or invite a sneer. While Radhamma comes across as a simple, down to earth, committed and determined lady, Matilda is a wild yet lovable character someone opposite to Radhamma but with the ability to complement her. Vishal, Gerry and Venkat the sub characters, act as lubricants that ensure that the story moves forward smoothly without a hitch. The language is simple, crisp and lucid and the pace is perfect. Dessert Some truly wonderful quotes that left a lingering taste in the mouth : “…..meditation is not sitting in a spot everyday and concentrating on a light in our head. It’s letting your senses feel every emotion, every instant, every moment in all their glory. Meditation is life, it’s not a compulsive routine.” “…there is a lot of creativity, art and emotions behind every meal cooked. Cook like you would for the one you love the most and I believe it will taste better than the best.” A tip that’s sure to spice up ‘The Delicious Life’ further? Yes. Doing away with those typographical errors that stick out and taking a relook at the usage of ‘their’ at a few places. VERDICT A wholesome, mouth-watering meal dished out by a Super Chef

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amit Singh

    The delicious life…… Book Title: This delicious life Author: Lekshmi Gopinathan Format: Kindle Number of pages : 214 Sold By: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited Publishing Date: 11th Nov 2017 Printed Price: INR 49 Writer: I was fascinated by lekshmi Gopinathan way of portraying different characters and never let go hold of any of them. The proficiency by which the writer takes the story forward is remarkable. The chapter wise presentation of book based on 2 lead character makes reading easy an The delicious life…… Book Title: This delicious life Author: Lekshmi Gopinathan Format: Kindle Number of pages : 214 Sold By: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited Publishing Date: 11th Nov 2017 Printed Price: INR 49 Writer: I was fascinated by lekshmi Gopinathan way of portraying different characters and never let go hold of any of them. The proficiency by which the writer takes the story forward is remarkable. The chapter wise presentation of book based on 2 lead character makes reading easy and enjoyable. As we move forward with the story the manner in which the pasts of character unfold is intriguing and finally they converge in the end. The character and story are standalone genius but what makes it a marvel is the inception of food and recipe and becomes the backbone of the story. Story: The protagonists radhamma and matilda who are heart broken and find a way to mend their soul by food and their sole love emvibed in cooking. Being an avid foodie, I was blown away by both conventional south indian delicacy and unconventional English dishes. At times I was so engulfed that I started smelling food. The men around radhamma and matilda just compliment them. Radhamma is on a quest to revive the life of the villagers of irralipatinam by social and economic reforms education and employment. While may is ridden by loss of her mother and she goes on a bike quest to rediscover her zeal of living and lost happiness. The men in may’s life just pave their way across her journey. The story is based at a fishing village with ideal villagers who are self-motivated to bring a change under Radhamma. The book is like a breath of fresh air a good story and some amazing recipe to offer. Worth reading and it will result in an empty stomach. https://www.amazon.in/This-Delicious-...

  9. 5 out of 5

    Aparna Prabhu

    This Delicious Life' is a story of two women Matilda and Radhamma who are coming to terms with their irreparable losses in life. Radhamma is the epitome of beauty and grace. Always seen clad in a simple Saree, she greets her visitors with her signature smile. Even though she felt the ground beneath her shift at one point in her life, she managed to steady herself. Radha won't even hesitate in sharing her recipes as she is a firm believer of sharing love and smiles through food. Just as the salt This Delicious Life' is a story of two women Matilda and Radhamma who are coming to terms with their irreparable losses in life. Radhamma is the epitome of beauty and grace. Always seen clad in a simple Saree, she greets her visitors with her signature smile. Even though she felt the ground beneath her shift at one point in her life, she managed to steady herself. Radha won't even hesitate in sharing her recipes as she is a firm believer of sharing love and smiles through food. Just as the salt that binds all the ingredients in a dish, Radhamma ,in her capacity as the sarpanch, has united all the people of Iraalipatinam to accomplish her mission of carving a place for the quaint fishing village on the map of India.Matilda (a.k.a May) is emotionally vulnerable and extremely clumsy in kitchen unlike her deceased mother. Before you decide to write her off completely, let me tell you that she has rode all the way from Mumbai to Pondicherry and finally reached Iraalipatinam braving the torrential rains and horrid roads. Feisty as a pepper, Matilda is smart and enterprising. Unexpectedly, their lives are entwined by the play of their destinies. The chapters in the book are named after lip smacking dishes predominantly from the South Indian Cuisine. The method of preparation of those dishes have been summarised beautifully in words. Even though you might not have tasted them in your life, you will feel as though you are relishing them through the author's words. All the characters that you come across the book are extremely relatable and make you fall in love with them instantly. You may even find bits of yourself in them. The anecdotes given in the book are reflections of life and are food for one's soul. Snuggle in your bed with a cup of hot chocolate and embark on this magical journey celebrating love, life and food.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Smitha M

    Food , Love & Books – the three things that make life worth living. And then , when someone combines beautifully the first two to give you an awesome read, it can be nothing short of brilliant. “ This Delicious Life “ is one awesome lip-smacking read. The story revolves around the lives of the central protagonists Radhamma and May and their journey of healing their souls through food. The author has used simple language which makes it an easy read for everybody. The brilliance of the author is in Food , Love & Books – the three things that make life worth living. And then , when someone combines beautifully the first two to give you an awesome read, it can be nothing short of brilliant. “ This Delicious Life “ is one awesome lip-smacking read. The story revolves around the lives of the central protagonists Radhamma and May and their journey of healing their souls through food. The author has used simple language which makes it an easy read for everybody. The brilliance of the author is in how effortlessly she has portrayed varied human emotions. Each one of us would have found ourselves in similar situations at some point of our lives. I for one have lived every moment of this book, along with the protagonists and their beautiful Iralpattinam, and their awesome food. I just didn’t want it to end. In like we are all Seekers , trying to find that one place, or one person where we could end this soul searching and find the answers that could heal us. “ This Delicious Life “ is the story of people who found this. The beautiful imagery created by the Author of the characters, their emotions, their Food – will make you want to set out on such a search . I wish that I could find my Iralpattinam, and my Radhamma, who will heal me and help me find the answers ! I strongly recommend this read. It’s a story which shows that very often the answers to life’s questions are very simple. I for one, am currently in Love ! In love with Iralpattinam, with Radhamma, with May, and yes with their Food.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Shilpa Kulkarni

    ‘May, it’s not about food. It is never about food.’ Radha moved her hand across May’s hair. Matilda sniffled and tried to frame a sentence, ‘What’s it about then?’ ‘It’s always about love, about your heart and soul.’ Radha answered. These are my favorite quotes from this lovely book called This Delicious Life. As someone who loves cooking as much as reading it was a pleasure to read this book. The focus of the book is of course on the food but it also takes us through the interesting lives of Radh ‘May, it’s not about food. It is never about food.’ Radha moved her hand across May’s hair. Matilda sniffled and tried to frame a sentence, ‘What’s it about then?’ ‘It’s always about love, about your heart and soul.’ Radha answered. These are my favorite quotes from this lovely book called This Delicious Life. As someone who loves cooking as much as reading it was a pleasure to read this book. The focus of the book is of course on the food but it also takes us through the interesting lives of Radha, Vishal, Matilda and Gerry and at the end I was reminded of something that I always knew...food is more than just sustenance. The writing is poetic and transports you to an idyllic fishing village. The description about the food especially can leave you really hungry! I in fact voraciously consumed this book without even taking a break. With chapter titles like Venn Pongal, Kuzhi Paniyaram and Spinach Casserole, and loads of food recipes and description, the book justifies it's title. It's not philosophical or about food adventures, it's just a lovely story about people whose lives are connected by food. I Iove books that easy to read and take me on an emotional roller coaster ride. This book has all of it and more! It's a quick and breezy read and you better have food by your side. It's a perfect read for the weekend. Foodies and people who love to cook don't miss out on this book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Raksha Bhat

    “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world” writes JRR Tolkien. Reading ‘This Delicious Life’ made me feel exactly that. The characters like the recipes are well sketched. I liked the way the whole cooking process of each dish is described, intertwined with the story line. The emotional richness is so endearing that it makes the reader a great part of the narrative. The topography with the seas and rains, the recipes with the spices and sugar an “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world” writes JRR Tolkien. Reading ‘This Delicious Life’ made me feel exactly that. The characters like the recipes are well sketched. I liked the way the whole cooking process of each dish is described, intertwined with the story line. The emotional richness is so endearing that it makes the reader a great part of the narrative. The topography with the seas and rains, the recipes with the spices and sugar and the people with their dreams and stories. There is certain strength in Lekshmi’s writing which makes the entire experience so blissful. I am glad to have known the author and now her writing.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tushar Shukla

    A good book in an overcrowded category. I often start such books and give up midway, but was able to finish that as the writer, despite few overt fascinations with elements like exaggerating a character or dish to no end and going overboard with the human aspect at times rather than focusing on food, keeps the content flowing. I was taken to the setting mentally at many a times thanks to the descriptive imagery.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Oviya Balan

    This is the second time that I didn't like the book at the beginning but ended up liking it eventually. I loved the detailing in this book. The food recipes were on point and the character links were pretty surprising too. More relatable character names would have given a better picture in the minds of the reader. Anyways its a good read. This is the second time that I didn't like the book at the beginning but ended up liking it eventually. I loved the detailing in this book. The food recipes were on point and the character links were pretty surprising too. More relatable character names would have given a better picture in the minds of the reader. Anyways its a good read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sudeer Kumar

    Delicious read!! The two most beautiful things i like, food and telling a story. A perfect amalgamation. Radhamma will stay on .

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    Joyeeta

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  18. 4 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

    Uma

  23. 5 out of 5

    Chandini

  24. 4 out of 5

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  25. 5 out of 5

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    Alpa

  29. 5 out of 5

    Aarzu

  30. 4 out of 5

    Hansu Pardiwala

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