A Very Asian Guide to Indian Food


Explore the delicious world of Indian food! A Very Asian Guide to Indian Food introduces little readers to classic and modern Indian dishes and provides fun facts about the foods and culture of India. Learn how to eat with your hands or about all the different combinations of chaat. Author, Julie Ajinkya, takes you on a journey through the diverse and vibrant world of Indian cuisine, where there is something unique for everyone. Illustrated by Aditi Kakade Beaufrand, each page is a colorful exploration of a dish that is sure to make every reader hungry.

For ages 3+
36 pages
Hardback ISBN: 9781737240464
Features: Hardcover, 7" x 10.5", full color illustrations


"<i>A Very Asian Guide to Indian Food </i> is about the intricacies and importance of food in our lives. A must read for every child as they attempt to navigate their Indian roots in a Western world."

<br>- VIKRAM SUNDERAM, James Beard award-winning chef at Rasika

Meet the Author

Julie Ajinkya is a mom, equity advocate and professor of public policy who works to make sure that college is a true possibility for any student who wants to pursue a higher education. She was born and raised in New Jersey, but grew up traveling between the U.S. and India, where much of her large, extended family lives.

Meet the Illustrator

Aditi Kakade Beaufrand is an Indian illustrator based in France. She likes experimenting with bright and happy colours. She grew up reading fairytales, watching animated films imagining adventure stories. Likewise her style is an embodiment of her Indian heritage and western culture.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Gifting to all my nieces and nephews. Beautifully designed and chock full of information. Love that this represents an authentic experience and is pan-India. I can see kids getting excited to see their favorite foods. I can also see reluctant eaters be encouraged to try new foods.

Sarah Samuel

A Very Asian Guide to Indian Food

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A Very Asian Guide to Indian Food

Nicole Llorenz
Wonderful book!!

This is such a wonderful book! My daughter loves it. The pictures are beautiful, and it shares such a beautiful journey of Indian food. I can’t wait to see what Julie does next.

Caitlin Lam
Love this book!

We love this book! The illustrations are beautiful and the information is concisely presented in a way that’s engaging for both adults and children! Please make a very Asian guide to Chinese food!