Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel Laureate in Economics, publishes cookbook … and social sciences

December 29, 2021, 6:00 a.m.

From the Nobel Prize to the kitchen. Abhijit Banerjee, who was named Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics alongside Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer in 2019, recently published a cookbook with the title. released Cooking to save your life, in French: “Cooking to save your life”. Decorated with illustrations by Cheyenne Olivier, this and sometimes humorous book is not just a guide for home cooks. In doing so, he primarily investigates the “social dimension” of food, as the author confides in the newspaper. The Hindu, Quoted by International mail.

Restore the pleasure of cooking

“I found it boring just to write recipes. I wanted to spice up the exercise for myself. That’s why each chapter has an introduction that is more social science,” says Abhijit Banerjee, who started cooking in Calcutta when she was 15. With this book he wants to give the readers back the desire to prepare dishes and share them with family or friends.

The recipes, deliberately illustrated so as not to put hobby cooks under pressure with too “idealistic” photos, adapt to the occasion, from raspberry ceviche to masala potatoes. They are designed with everyday products or sometimes more exotic, because the economist largely honors the Indian culinary heritage and also takes into account in his book that “the Dal is India’s most important contribution to humanity”.