[ PDF / Epub ] ★ Chef Author Jaspreet Singh – Diclofenac16.us

Chef Kirpal Singh Is Riding The Slow Train To Kashmir With India Passing By His Window, He Reflects On His Destination, Which Is Also His Past A Military Camp To Which He Has Not Returned For Fourteen Years.Kirpal, Called Kip, Is Shy And Not Yet Twenty When He Arrives For The First Time At General Kumar S Camp, Nestled In The Shadow Of The Siachen Glacier At Twenty Thousand Feet, The Glacier Makes A Forbidding Battlefield Its Crevasses Claimed The Body Of Kip S Father Kip Becomes An Apprentice Under The Camp S Chef, Kishen, A Fiery Mentor Who Guides Him Toward The Heady Spheres Of Food And Women.In This Place Of Contradictions, Erratic Violence, And Extreme Temperatures, Kip Learns To Prepare Local Dishes And Delicacies From Around The Globe Even As Months Pass, Kip, A Sikh, Feels Secure In His Allegiance To India, Firmly On The Right Side Of This Interminable Conflict Then, One Muggy Day, A Pakistani Terrorist With Long, Flowing Hair Is Swept Up On The Banks Of The River And Changes Everything.Mesmeric, Mournful, And Intensely Lyrical, Chef Is A Brave And Compassionate Debut About Hope, Love, And Memory Set Against The Devastatingly Beautiful, War Scarred Backdrop Of Kashmir.

[ PDF / Epub ] ★ Chef  Author Jaspreet Singh – Diclofenac16.us
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Chef
  • Jaspreet Singh
  • English
  • 21 January 2018
  • 1608190854

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  1. says:

    This is the reason we readers read, for books such as this There seems to be a trend for inward books recently and this falls into that category There is plot but mostly to hang thoughts and feelings on Kip, is a Sikh working in Srinagar as an Army Chef attached to a powerful General s house The world outside their house is at war He s a quiet, contemplative man and the attention he receives is second hand, mostly associated with the heroic deeds of his soldier father When people meet Kip This is the reason we readers read, for books such as this There seems to be a trend for inward books recently and this falls into that category There is plot but mostly to hang thoughts and feelings on Kip, is a Sikh working in Srinagar as an Army Chef attached to a powerful General s house The world outside their house is at war He s a quiet, contemplative man and the attention he receives is second hand, mostly associated with the heroic deeds of his soldier father When people meet Kip they seem to not see him They talk at him about his dad s exploits By the way if you re a foody this is only peripherally about cooking and food though the sights, sounds, smells of Indian cuisine are interwoven throughout the book as you follow Kip around the kitchen their there as metaphor or as a description of place and mood M...


  2. says:

    NO SPOILERS Finished This book is good all the way through One should read it to experience this author s writing style It is original, very moving, sometimes disjointed, but alwaysis said than the simple words The quote given below is not harsh, other portions of this book are Don t think you will be served a syrupy treat Much is said about countries in conflict and how the people of the conflicting sides react towards ach other It wasn t until the very end that I realised how well NO SPOILERS Finished This book is good all the way through One should read it to experience this author s writing style It is original, very moving, sometimes disjointed, but alwaysis said than the simple words The quote given below is not harsh, other portions of this book are Don t think you will be served a syrupy treat Much is said about countries in conflict and how the people of the conflicting sides react towards ach other It wasn t until the very end that I realised how well personal conflicts mirrored the the India Pakistan conflict over Kashmir Through page 49 Oh yes, I like this The most important thing for me is is HOW a writer writes, which words he chooses, are the messages blatant or subtle I am happy I will give yo a taste Autumn is not a season in India In Kashmir autumn arrives in the month of October Through the soot coated kitchen window I could watch the chenar trees dance They moved liked dervis...


  3. says:

    Sigh Even though I wanted to like this book, I just didn t.It started off well, weaving me into the story, wanting to know what had happened in the chef s past But as the book progressed, it went downhill I felt like there was so much need to take the book to a higher, cognitive version of itself that it ceased to make any sense, to me.The story is of a Sikh army chef and his reminiscing about his past ex...


  4. says:

    While the themes and ideas behind this novel are quite important, it ended up just being an okay read for me Perhaps I m missing something and I say that sincerely but I didn t find the writing poetical or lyrical as it was advertised for the most part And while the style is purposely informal and conversational, to me, much of it was either underwritten or overwritten, with the metaphors feeling forced I do give lots of credit, though, to a passage about movies being made in hotels t While the themes and ideas behind this novel are quite important, it ended up just being an okay r...


  5. says:

    Starting with the cover, this book is wonderful The cover is breathtakingly beautiful and just transports you to northern India The story, told by Kip, is simple in its telling, but at the same time shows the complexity of human relationships.I loved this book and hi...


  6. says:

    I could barely get through this book It s written in a style that some would call lyrical, but for me it s too slow paced and convoluted I just couldn t plod my way through and it felt like a chore to read through 250 pages I never got a good feel for the narrator s personality as we skipped through perspective and time He doesn t engage me and I can t relate to him in any way In the end, I didn t care about him, his dying, his relationships, his food, nothing at all At the end of the book I could barely get through this book It s written in a style that some would call lyrical, but for me it s too slow paced and convoluted I just couldn t plod my way through and it felt like a chore to read through 250 pages I never...


  7. says:

    Singh s first novel is told by the protagonist Kirpal in flash backs on a train trip back to Kashmir Kirpal has agreed to prepare the wedding feast for his former General s daughter This is a story India of the conflict between India and Pakistan Listen to Singh description of Beethoven s 9th but I have heard the music My fear, my fury, my joy, my melancholy everything is embedded in this piece The Ninth is real It penetrates my body like smells, like food And yet is is solid and ma Singh s first novel is told by the protagonist Kirpal in flash backs on a train trip back to Kashmir Kirpal has agreed to prepare the wedding feast for his former General s daughter This is a story India of the conflict between India and Pakistan Listen to Singh description of Beethoven s 9th but I have heard the music My fear, my fury, my joy, my melanchol...


  8. says:

    I thought this book, told in a spare style with that subtly rhythmic langauge one finds in books by Indian writers, to be quite good There is a distance between the reader and the characters, as others have noted, but I thought the effect was deliberate Kip as the narrator was himself distanced from everyone else, and we see them through his eyes Chef is about the devastation left by war and its effects on people and on the environment It s a sad commentary on all those trumpenting war aims I thought this book, told in a spare style with that subtly rhythmic langauge one finds in books by Indian writers, to be quite good There is a distance between the reader and the characters, as others have noted, but I thought the effect was deliber...


  9. says:

    Through food, we learn the stories of two military cooks The first Chef is proud Kishen, Kip s mentor, whose strength lies in international haute cuisine His unorthodox way of asking vegetables and fruit what they wish to become, results in extraordinary dishes But when he makes a careless mistake, even his wonderful cooking cannot save him from reassignment to the Siachen icefields Chef s misfortune results in a promotion for Kip Although he has learned his kitchen skills and recipes from Through food, we learn the stories of two military cooks The first Chef is proud Kishen, Kip s mentor, whose strength lies in international haute cuisine His unorthodox way of asking vegetables and fruit what they wish to become, results in extraordinary dishes But when he makes a careless mistake, even his wonderful cooking cannot save him from reassignment to the Siachen icefields Chef s misfortune results in a promotion for Kip Although he has learned his kitchen skills and recipes from his predecessor, there is a difference in his cooking style Kip tries to unite Muslim and Hindu Kashmiri flavors, creatingauthenticity, and one could even say unity, in his dishes Kip is a man whose life is shaped by others He joins the army and obtains a posting in Kashmir, in order to feel closer to and perhaps to better understand his late father Major Iqbal Singh The much respected Major died in a plane crash and his body is still somewhere in the Siachen glacier After his a...

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