Chilli and Cheese is a pioneering book offering insight into Bhutanese food culture within its historical and geographical context, as well as food-related beliefs and practices. Kunzang Choden highlights the importance of food as a socio-economic signifier, shows how food has meaning beyond nourishment in Bhutan, particularly in its symbolic forms in religion and ritual, and discusses the changing socio-cultural meanings of food in Bhutan. She also explores regional agricultural and herding practices, the use of wild plants ad the resulting food customs and habits. With colour and black and white photographs, references and index.
Chilli and Cheese: Food and Society in Bhutan