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Book titled ‘Naga Appetite’ released

By EMN Updated: Jul 16, 2017 12:30 am

Mokokchung, July 15 (EMN): ‘Naga Appetite,’ a unique and rare collection of essential recipes, authored by Salang Yanger, winner of “The Naga Chef Session 3 in the year 2015’ and was released on July 14.
The book was released with prayer and thanksgiving by Rev. A Chuba Jamir, Associate Pastor of Kohima Ao Baptist Arogo in a small gathering of family members and food lovers at AG Colony, Kohima.

Author Salang Yanger with Rev. A Chuba Jamir, Associate Pastor of Kohima Ao Baptist Arogo at AG Colony, Kohima, at the release of the book on July 14.

In his short speech, Rev. Jamir lauded the author for his extraordinary efforts by putting into writing the entire Naga cuisine with its diverse cooking methods that brings home the authenticity of Naga cooking. Congratulating the author the pastor observed that God has bestowed upon each person with different gifts, saying the rare gift of Salang Yanger should be admired and appreciated by all.
In his foreword, chef Joel Basumatari, member of North East Slow Food Agro Biodiversity Society (NESFAS) said, “the Naga cuisine is overwhelmingly varied and distinct, exotic and a true revelation to one’s plate, the dangerous synergy of hot, spicy, sweet, sour, bitter and everything in between, every taste imaginable, and the ease and simplicity of how to cook it with the right combination of humble organic ingredients has and will always never cease to amaze me but only inspire… elevated my love and passion for Naga cuisine.”
He further observed that Salang Yanger shared the same passion and with this passion had published the book touching upon its wide array of humble authentic recipes and easy to follow instruction.
“Naga Appetite” with its rich reference could very well be the most handy cook book for anyone who loves the Naga cuisine,” he said.
In his brief review, which appeared as the post script to the book, William Lee, the chef instructor at Sunrice Globalchef Academy Pvt. Ltd- Singapore, said that the ‘Naga Appetite’ explores the entire Naga cuisine with its diverse cooking methods that bring home the authenticity of Naga cooking.
‘Naga Appetite: A Collection of Essential Recipes’ comes under five sections: aromatic fusion (consists of the author’s signature dishes), red meat, poultry, sea food, legumes and accompaniments.
All the dishes present the diverse and varied cooking methods of Naga cuisine along with some fusion. The book also contains a vibrant index that highlights the local ingredients used in the dishes.
The book is published by Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur, and is priced at Rs 350 and will be available at Crossword in Kohima, Heritage Publishing House in Dimpaur and Clark Literature House in Mokokchung. The book is also available online @

By EMN Updated: Jul 16, 2017 12:30:14 am